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Urban Makers Spring Market

This Sunday the 17th of March I will be joining Urban Makers for their annual Spring Market at The Ecology Pavilion in Mile End. The Ecology Pavilion overlooks the reed beds of Mile End Park and will showcase 50 different designer makers each day.

This will be the first time at the Spring Market and I am looking forward to meeting all the independent designers and showcasing my designs in a new venue.

My favorite part of these type of events is meeting new customers and introducing them to my designs and seeing them come to life as they have some fun trying them on.

I hope you can join us!

URBAN MAKERS SPRING MARKET

Sunday 17th of March 2019

Time: 11-5pm

Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, Grove Road E3 5TW


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Upcoming events this month

Hello MARCH 🌵
This month I am looking forward to the beginning of Spring and lots of wonderful events throughout the month.

To kick things off I launched my new SS19 Collection online and at Old Spitalfields Market with Urban Makers on the 2nd of March which was great! The new collection includes new BAY Bucket Bags, lots of new shell and gemstone jewellery and some new crocheted mini skirts and cropped tops.


Next up is International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 🌍
which I am looking forward to celebrating with all my Bomani Women


I will be back at Old Spitalfields Market with Wasted Chic on the 9th & 10th of March which I am really looking forward to so if you’re coming down let us know via Facebook


The following Sunday the 17th of March I will be trading with Urban Makers for their Spring Market held at the Ecology Pavilion in Mile End.

Then my last trading event of the month will be on Saturday the 30th of March Old Spitalfields Market with Urban Makers which is just before Mother’s Day on the 31st of March ❤️

So here’s to a fun filled month and be sure to check out my Instagram posts and stories to see all the action: @elishafrancis

MACRAME collection by Elisha Francis

Eco-friendly Macramé Jewellery

‘Recycling Just Got Sexy’

Yes recycling is sexy and no I’m not crazy lol! Let me explain, over the last few months I  have been working on a new collection and I have finally launched it online so obviously I wanted to share the news with you guys. It is called MACRAMÉ and it is a collection of large scale body jewellery hand woven by yours truly using the ancient macramé technique.  I am so excited about this range because it fused two of my great passions; textiles and statement body adornment. For the past few years I have been a lot more conscious about how I am living in terms of my health and lifestyle so introducing this ethos into my jewellery business has been a natural progression and a way for me in inject my core values into my business.  The main material that I have used for the collection is a type of yarn made from recycled cotton. It is produced from salvage remnants from the fashion industry and is so fun to work with and comes in a range of beautiful colours.

 

After practicing the macramé technique for some time and experimenting with different patterns I finally came up with a variations of styles that complement and accentuate the female form. The collection includes two styles of large scale body pieces in neutral shades with hints of soft pink and citrus yellow making an appearance within the range. Large scale friendship bracelets, bangles and chokers complete the collection by offering an everyday statement piece in the same recycled cotton and rope.  I made a short YouTube video talking about all the pieces in the collection which you can watch below:

The question that I’ve been getting asked the most is; ‘How do you wear them?’ so I thought it would be useful if I listed my top three ways below:

  1. Wear over your swimwear at the beach or pool party
  2. Add it to a pair or shorts and crop top for a festival vibe
  3. Apply over your existing outfit i.e LBD to elevate the outfit entirely

My favourite everyday piece is the EIDI choker which I am wearing in my YouTube video, I love it because not only can you wear it as a choker but you can also wear it as a hairband or even double it up as a bracelet so you get a few options with this piece. I also love the DEKA rope bangles which come in a choice of three colours and look amazing all stacked up together.

DEKA ROPE BANGLES

The whole collection has been so much fun to create and I look forward to seeing them worn on beaches around the world, dancing at summer festivals and turning heads at a few soirees this year. So guys this is my new collection I hope you like it and before I sign off here are a few images of the pieces:

AZIZA | Macramé Body Jewellery

friendship bracelets

RAFIKI | Friendship Bracelets

RAFIKI | Friendship Bracelet

RAFIKI | Friendship Bracelet

MADU | Macramé Bangles

MADU | Macramé Bangles

KENDI | MACRAMÉ BODY JEWELLERY

KENDI | Macramé Body Jewellery

 

Discover the full collection on my website and I would to hear which piece is your favourite so please let me know by leaving a comment below

Elisha x