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  • 12 Days of Christmas

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    Alex Monroe 12 Days of Christmas

    For the past few years, we’ve hosted a fantastic festive event, the 12 Days of Christmas. We’re bringing it to you once more this year, and we happen to think it might be the best yet! Here’s a quick look back at our previous years, plus a little clue for thi (more…)

  • Two dates for your diary: Alex Monroe SAMPLE SALE December 2013

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    1. Sample sale as part of Pullens Yard Open Studios

    dec 6-8

    WHEN: 6th – 8th December 2013

    WHERE: 9a Iliffe Yard, London SE17 3QA

    OPENING HOURS:

    Friday 6th December 12pm Midday – 9.30pm

    Saturday 7th December 11am – 6pm

    Sunday 8th December 11am – 6pm

    Screen Shot 2013-11-27 at 11.42.53Alex Monroe will be taking part and offering the chance to buy samples, discontinued jewellery & slight seconds from across our collections at bargain prices starting as low as £45. (more…)

  • Christmas postal dates

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    For all those planning a last minute present buying spree, we have Royal Mail’s latest delivery days for Christmas!

    For ring orders and items made to order  you must still allow for the 2 -3 week wait (4-6 for 18ct unless we have stock).  If we do have stock of your ordered item, we will dispatch your order within 2 – 3 working days of receipt of your order.

    Alternatively you can pop along to our boutique based at London Bridge.

     

    WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER - ASIA, AUSTRALIA, FAR EAST (INC JAPAN), NEW ZEALAND  FRIDAY 7TH DECEMBER - AFRICA, CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA, MIDDLE EAST  MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER - EASTERN EUROPE, CANADA AND USA  WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER - WESTERN EUROPE  FRIDAY 21ST DECEMBER - UK

     

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  • Christmas comes but once a year….

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    … and when it comes drink lots of beer!

    Well, I did have a glass or two last night….. we had our Crimbo party in Clerkenwell. Emma and I put our feet down, and insisted on Pub, Grub, and Karaoke. And it was brilliant fun. Top female vocals, Frieda. Top double act, Mayo and Miki. Top male vocal, well, that would be immodest. Suffice to say that I had a sore throat this morning. And we have Carols in our road tomorrow. Must be on form for that!

    Party season’s in full swing, My neighbour’s annual feast on Thursday. I sat between Andy Coulsdon (Tory boy spin doctor), Justin Webb (today program), Jeremy Bowen (intrepid war correspondent), I could go on… heart surgeon, QC, etc. etc. It’s a good job I can make little flowers in silver or I might have been out of my depth… yummy food and a bottle of port from 1985 oiled the wheels… until I started ranting about those pesky Tories cutting foreign workers and how much we’re suffering because I can’t employ this fabulous japanese person…. oh no, I’m off again.

    Then my brother’s party, up in Primrose Hill. Our work’s do last night, and we’re having a little do tomorrow…. all in all not a bad time of year.

    And… And the new building is coming along very nicely! (albeit in a blizzard) We can’t wait for it!

    At last, things are starting to quieten down here at AMHQ. Our 12 Days project went so amazingly well, we’re planning even more fun for next year. But we’re pretty much over the Christmas panic here, and everyone has taken to checking train and plane schedules to see if they can get home.

    So, all that remains is to say Big Thanks to everyone and HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A FABULOUS NEW YEAR!

    Alex

  • Alex Monroe’s 12 Days of Christmas

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    Hi All,

    And I guess it’s ‘Happy Christmas’ time too!
    Here’s what we’ve all been having so much fun doing. It’s our 12 days of Christmas Advent calendar!
    So this is how it works; We’ve kind of changed the song around a bit to make it more fun, but on each of the 12 days from 1st December to the 12th, you can open a window and discover what’s behind.


    I’ve spent a lovely few weeks making extra special pieces for each day. Each piece is entirely exclusive, and we’ve only made as many as it says in the song. For example (and I don’t think I’m giving too much away here) there will be Five gold rings available on the 5th, eight really cute pieces on the 8th, you get the picture. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

    Of course, one of my favourite pieces is the first, and we’re only making one of these! What to do? Well, I hope you’ll have as much fun with it as we have.
    Perhaps you’d like some clues about what is behind each window? Hmm, how about you read our little poem and see if you can guess.

    Happy Christmas

    Alex

    On the twelfth day of Christmas,

    My true love sent to me,

    Twelve keys a turning,

    Eleven rabbits running,

    Ten secrets sharing,

    Nine teapots pouring,

    Eight maids a-milking,

    Seven daisies dancing,

    Six geese a-laying,

    Five golden rings,

    Four calling birds,

    Three french hens,

    Two turtledoves,

    And a partridge in a pear tree.

  • Yikes! Christmas already!

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    Yikes! It’s Christmas already, where did it creep up from?

    We’re still terrible busy here at AMHQ, but I’ve been making the most of the nights getting in the festive spirit. (Actually I’m having trouble remembering what I’ve been doing each evening!). Friday luch was the Goldsmith’s Hall Christmas lunch, I took along some friends and we had a rare old time. Friday night work Christmas do (I’ll leave that for the girls to report on. Suffice to say I got home in one piece by midnight). I took a quick nip back to Suffolk on Saturday night in the snow! Driving down the A12 in a blizzard was brilliant. Some old mates from school met up for some grub and a drink or two at the Old Ipswichian dinner. It was the first time I’d been back since I left all those years ago. A couple of pints in the pub beforehand eased the process!

    Old boys!

    Old boys!

    Here we are from left to right; Joff (friends since we were about 4, clever), Luke (lovely, and useful, a funeral director), Richard (lovely), Simon (a right pain, he’s just grabbed my nuts as the shutter fell), Me (in pain), Rob (a great mate recently rediscovered).

    A slow but beautiful drive home...

    A slow but beautiful drive home...

    Then we did the tree, I love doing the tree and can get rather greedy, the wife and kids had to get rid of me so they could have a go. Anyway, the end result was sufficiently gaudy. I say ‘No!’ to minimalist Chrismas’.

    Christmas tree

    Christmas tree

    And on Monday we did our Annual do with the Salvation Army. They come and play Carols outside our house and all the neighbourhood come along and we make mulled wine and hot dogs. It’s a great way to get that Christmas feeling (followed by everybody popping indoors and jollying away the night with a wee tipple or two!)

    Sallie Army carol singing

    Sallie Army carol singing

    Anyway, more fun to come, can’t wait for Christmas itself. But right now it’s back to work for all of us here.

    Happy Christmas!

    Alex

  • Open Studios

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    It’s about time I let you all know about our Open Studio Event.  This weekend we will be opening our workshop and studio space to the public.  There will be loads of gorgeous Alex Monroe jewellery at reduced prices!!  This is part of a larger event, where all of the studios in the yard open and sell beautiful works of art and craft.  Perfect for getting your Christmas shopping done in the idyllic setting of Iliffe Yard.

    FRIDAY 4TH DEC,  6-8.30pm

    SAT 5TH DEC,  11-6pm

    SUN 6TH DEC,  11-5pm

    Check out these links for more information on the other studios also opening this weekend -

    http://www.iliffeyard.org.uk/

    http://www.pullensyards.co.uk/

    Our address is -

    Alex Monroe

    9a Iliffe Yard

    London

    SE17 3QA

    I hope to see some of you on Friday night for drinks and nibbles… as well as lots of lovely jewellery!

    Susie x

    …Oh, and it’s cash or cheques only!