ETHICAL BUSINESS WINNER FOR THE EAST ANGLIA REGION!
Catherine Gray Origami is delighted to have won the Ethical Business category for the East Anglia region in the FSB and Worldpay Awards 2017! We are awaiting to hear if we've made the national finals now.
THEO PAPHITIS SMALL BUSINESS SUNDAY WINNER!
On Monday I was chosen as one of 6 Small Business Sunday winners by ex-Dragon's Den star, Theo Paphitis. I will have access to some amazing support and opportunites and get to meet Theo himself at an awards event next year! See his website to find out more: http://theopaphitissbs.com/
BBC FOUR MAKE! CRAFT BRITAIN PROGRAMME
It's been a while since I've shared news and a lot has happened!
I've been in a couple of magazines (see my Press page!), I've had a pop-up shop at Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale and I've also been accepted to lots of events. See my events page for more details.
But most excitingly I've been featured on the BBC Get Creative Page and my work is going to be shown on BBC FOUR tomorrow night at 9pm! Have a watch and see if you can spot my origami creations.
BRITISH CRAFT TRADE FAIR - DONE!
Over this last week we have completed our first Trade Fair. It was certainly an experience and we have learnt so much! Harrogate is a beautiful place and I look forward to returning again next year from the BCTF - yes we've already decided to do it again! We made lots of amazing connections and have a new stockist - The Doghouse Gallery, Comber, Northern Ireland. We will be sending out their order ready for the Festive season, you can find our products there from September.
Here's me with the obligatory cheesy stand photo!
SPRING / SUMMER 2016
Spring has sprung up on us at last and with that I'd like to introduce my four colour ways for this season. These bold coloured hand marbled origami flower earrings are perfect for welcoming the sunshine. Other colours are also available as special commissions. You can buy the flower earrings here.
We are delighted to start offering workshops again. So far 3 have been booked and will take place in Norwich and Bungay. Click here for more information.
These workshops will coincide with May 2016 being Craft & Design Month.
PRESS: EDP WEDDING FEATURE:
We've been featured in the EDP Newspaper Wedding Guide today in their Top 10 Trends!
To order your origami rose button holes visit here.
Find out more about the workshops here.
DIY KITS COMING SOON!
Exciting news, I can reveal the first of two kits that will be available from April...
I've been ridiculously busy preparing for the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) that I nearly forgot that it's nearly Valentine's Day! So I've now listed my Origami Fortune Cookies which are perfect for the occasion. Choose from a set message inside or create your own! Find them here!
In the next few months I'll be trying to keep you up-to-date with my preparations for BCTF, there's so much to do!
REBRAND: Catherine Gray Origami!
JewelOri is now.... Catherine Gray Origami!
I feel that this encapsulates what I do much better! I have moved away from doing just origami jewellery and needed a name to reflect this and my products. Gray is going to be my married name come September so it seemed right to include it in my business - especially as Mr Gray helps out so much, he had to be a part of it!
There will be lots of changes and new products to look out for. This includes new DIY origami kits which will be launched at the British Craft Trade Fair in April! I will be on stand 133.
My new email address for enquiries and orders is: CatherineGrayOrigami@outlook.com
POP-UP SHOP IN BURNHAM MARKET
JewelOri is going to be at Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale from the 29th October to the 1st November.
JEWELORI AT THE BRITISH CRAFT TRADE FAIR
I am delighted to announce that JewelOri will be exhibiting at the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) in April 2016. I will be sharing a stand space with the lovely Charlotte of Lottie's Little Treasures
Here I am in the online catalogue listings:
FAIR TRADE PLEDGE
JewelOri has just received a their order of beautiful Nepalese Lokta paper. This paper is made from the lokta (Daphne Papyrus) bush which grows in the Himalayas at altitudes of 2000 to 3000 metres. It is a renewable resource as the plant regrows from the same root system.
JewelOri is proud to announce that from now on we are pledging to use Nepalese Lokta paper from a Fair Trade supplier in the majority of our designs to help support Nepal rebuild following their recent earthquakes.
A new workshop is coming soon to the Norwich Gift Emporium. This will be in celebrations of the GoGoDragon Trail which is running until September.
Dates, times and price of the workshop to be confirmed soon.