Saloukee jewellery took itself to Olympia Exhibition Centre last month for the Autumn/Winter Top Drawer – The UK’s leading event for design led fashion and lifestyle gifts. We were lucky enough to be involved on a project with Interior Lifestyle Futures who promote design and innovation from within the West Midlands. Saloukee were one on 12 companies to exhibit on the stand amongst some very talented designers including:

'Odd Couples' by Plant and Moss

Plant and Moss

Nubu England Leather

Nubu England

Charlotte Hughes Martin

It was a really enjoyable show and proved itself very worthwhile for all involved. Saloukee have a couple of projects and new suppliers in the pipeline, but watch this space for updates.

It was exciting too to be selected by Trend Bible to be featured in their trend guide for the event.  Trend Bible bring accurate and relevant insider information on new seasons trends. They put together some beautiful displays at the show and also created a mini trend guide for attendees to take away with them and also to help them navigate the show whilst keeping in mind the trends for the upcoming seasons.

Saloukee jewellery were excited to have three pieces of our paper jewellery included in the Utilitarian trend. A trend which in part is nostalgic and traditional but is more about refocused, recontextualised design. Craftsmanship is key with casual, tonal colours that suggest one-off designs.

Saloukee Top Drawer feature- Image Courtesy of Trend Bible

Saloukee Top Drawer feature- Image Courtesy of Trend Bible

Saloukee Top Drawer feature- Image Courtesy of Trend Bible

For the Utilitarian trend feature, products were displayed on uniformed wooden boxes to enhance the paired down feel and utility styling of this trend, right up our street. More news from the world of Saloukee … coming soon x


Come and meet Saloukee’s creative director Sarah kelly and her new jewellery creations at Top Drawer on stand Q28 at Olympia this weekend. The event with showcase the most beautiful selection of design-led gifts and fashion accessories. Entrance is FREE is you register online before the event.

We hope to see you there!

Love Saloukee x

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I just wanted to post a few piccies of an exhibition that Saloukee is currently seen in, as the space is simply beautiful … thanks to the vision and creativity of the lovely Clare Goddard.

Set in the pretty town of Wirksworth, Clare has set up her own studio with idylic shop front  in a wonderful 16th century building, it has flag stone floors and beamed ceilings … hmmmm!

It’s great to see jewellery being displayed in a innovative, unique way … and even more exciting is that I will be working with Clare for one of the projects within my book … here’s why …

… beautiful hey!

AND another great exhibition I’ve just been asked to take part in that I’m sure will prove successful is a ‘first year anniversary’ exhibition which includes the work of over 20 contemporary designers working in paper … it will be at Unit Twelve another amazing workshop and exhibition space, run by the talented Jennifer Collier.

more details will follow soon … watch this space for updates … x

It’s time to take a look a some of the wonderful places Saloukee has been seen in lately … time to sit back and appreciate some progress I think! 

Current exhibitions Saloukee can be found at in the UK include: 

Paper Art See, The Easton Rooms, The Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex 

22/05/2010 – 04/07/2010  

An exhibition showing the extraordinary work in paper by the following artists: Josh Baum, Eleanor Cardwell, Sher Christopher, Lorna Crabbe, Suzanne Juta, Oona Patterson, Alix Swan and Richard Sweeney

From Pulp, Craft in The Bay, Cardiff  

15.05.2010 – 04.07.2010  

An exhibition which gives insight into the innovative applications of paper into contemporary applied art in the UK. Seven artists have been invited to exhibit in “From Pulp” … Carol Farrow, Shellie Holden, Sasha Kingston, Hannah Lobley, Sabrina Meyns, Gill Willson and Saloukee of course!

Saloukee can also be seen in a number of stockists throughout Europe:

Spiegelgasse 8 Gallery (sister gallery to the renowned Tony Subal Gallery) for ‘design and art objects’, situated in the heart of Vienna… 

Spiegelgasse 8 Gallery, Austria

Also in Alto Galleria, ‘modern and contemporary art jewels’ situated in beautiful Brussels…

 Check out Saloukee’s jewellery in the window above …

Paper seems to be taking world by storm at the moment too … about time I’d say … but check out these lovely exhibitions Saloukee has had the honour to be part of recently …  

An amazing exhibition of designers who use folding and pleating techniques in their work. Galerie Handwerk, Germany … sees Saloukee jewellery sitting alongside work by the likes of Molo Design (previously blogged about by Saloukee) Tine de Ruysser and Naoki Takeyama to name but a few … 

Also in the beautifully curated ‘Paperficial’ exhibition at ‘Craft 2EU’ in Hamburg, Germany … 

Which showed works by artists who either work in paper or who design works where the material is treated like paper. Designers include the likes of Astrid Keller, Beate Eismann and Leah Miles to name but a few…

And of course not forgetting the BIGGEST project Saloukee has on at the moment … oh … just the writing of a book on ‘paper jewellery’!! Oh yes … it’s well under way … the projects are named and the designers are being sought … just for the mammoth task of writing … so watch this space for developments!

That’s you updated … signing off, Saloukee x 

I’m always fascinated by the sheer genius of other designers … there’s just so many beautiful products out there that need some recognition!  I love the concept that such amazing 3 dimensional objects can be made from something that started from just sheets of lovely paper, as flat as a pancake!

‘Pleated Pleat Stool’- from ‘Raw Edges Design Studio’

(a collaboration between Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay)

‘Green Berry Tea’ by Natalia Ponomareva.








‘Infinity’ and ‘Q card’ creations by Masahiro Chatani, the master of Origamic Architecture. Available for purchase on my new favourite shop Upon a Fold.

‘Ruff’ by Millie Cockton

‘Wetfolded watercolour paper’ by Richard Sweeney – who saloukee  has the honour of exhibiting with in the summer at ‘Paper Artsy’ at Rye Art Gallery.

So those are my little treasures for today…yummy! : )

So I’ve just received my package of work back from The European Prize for Contemporary Applied Arts which has been exhibited in Mons, Belgium for the last few months. it came packaged along with the most beautiful exhibition catalogue I’ve had my work included in to date! For anyone wanting a copy check out the World Crafts Council Belgium website.

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Over 100 makers from 19 countries exhibited so it was a real honour to be one of 5 jewellers/silversmiths from the UK including my good friend Sally Collins, Lecturer at Birmingham’s jewellery school, Zoe Robertson and designers Andrew Lamb and  Hiroshi Suzuki.

 The “Young Talent Prizewas awarded to Rosa Nogues Freixas of  Spain.

Halves, pieces 2, 2008, Porcelain, silver, steel.

The “Master Prize” was awarded to Graziano Visintin of Italy.

Brooch, Gold, silver, niello.

Though I was unable to attend, from the photographs it looked like a fabulous venue and well organised event … glad Saloukee Jewellery was part of it!!

Saloukee jewellery showcase at the Prize for Contemporary Applied Arts