Since exploring patchwork for many different home furnishings I have always had a bit of an obsession with squares, repeated lines and patterns, so when I found mosaics I was hooked!
My collection is made up of plaques, bowls, decorative baubles and house numbers using my own designs of birds, butterflies, fish and flowers. I am happy to make personalised commissions too.
I also love fabrics and make colourful flower brooches as well as sweet little birds to pin on your hat, coat or favourite clothes.
My "day job" is hand-stitching bespoke curtains and roman blinds and yet I'm still inspired to sew all evening too!
My other hobbies include being a background artist for TV, running, gardening and baking.
Studio Uccello is the label that I adopted for my knitted and nuno felted work. The name was inspired by my favourite Early Renaissance painter whose nickname was Uccello, meaning bird in Italian – hence the little bird charm on each piece of my work.
I have worked with textiles from a very young age, starting with knitting & crochet when I was 8 years old and building up to running a large hand knit export business and teaching textiles in colleges of further education.
My cushions, scarves and other accessories usually combine different techniques such as hand knitting or crochet with nuno felting. I also like to incorporate a bit of bling in the form of beads or buttons! I love working with 100% natural luxurious yarns & fibres such as silk, merino wool, kid mohair, camel & alpaca and I am passionate about colour & texture.
I hope you enjoy looking at my work!
Hi, I am a 19 year old girl from Bristol, trying to start my dream business selling my own handmade items! I have a passion for sewing, knitting and general craftiness! On my sites you will find vintage and upcycled clothing and accessories, including completely handmade dresses, playsuits and cute knickknacks! There are constantly new things being made and added, including details of sewing classes and parties coming soon! I love trying out new ideas, and creating new patterns, and make sure that all of my unique items are finished to a quality standard.
Dre's Jewels is a collection of work created by a Bristol Artist, Dre Puddy. Each piece is unique due to the methods used; wire wrapping, hammering (tempering), looping, encasing, shaping, soldering, filing, tightening, threading and so on.
I always use sterling silver if I am going to do metal work unless I am using watch parts to make steam punk jewellery; then I find it is best to use all sorts of materials.
When making a piece of jewellery I like to frame gemstones, beach glass and shells with silver or make silver shapes and add decorative beads to them.
I have also been experimenting with resin and fimo. Head to my website to see more photos.
Faith and Betty have a combined love for nature, health and blending ingredients...
Using mostly organic materials,fair trade butters and essential oils our products are handmade by us and good for you.
We make a range of lip balms and skin salves using beeswax, herbal soaps, dead sea salt products and lots of bath bombs.
We've been experimenting recently with different ingredients and have some exciting new ideas in the pipeline!
Hi I'm Kerry. I studied Art, Design and Graphic's at college and always thought graphic's was my future but it was not to be. Shortly after leaving college I discovered making and creating was my true passion. It began as a hobby as it does with many and then friends and family wanted to buy items, which led to parties, then where I am today and the creation of Kerry's Boutique!
As I'm dedicating more and more time to my creative endeavours, my designs are expanding and developing. I never make more than 5 of each item and where possible I will upcycle materials into my piece. Currently I'm concentrating my time on jewellery, cards and picture, and with all my pieces I try and incorporate a bold and/or colourful element.
As my pieces are always changing there's always something new to see on my Facebook and Etsy pages. I always welcome commission pieces; past commissions have included wedding jewellery, cards for special occasions and pictures on a larger scale! Pop along and say hi!
Love Nettie is the recent creative development by Lynette Evans, Artist and Maker, Mivart Studios,
Lynette has studied floristry and Fine art and has picked up and developed several self-taught craft
skills over the years.
Lynette has quite a fascination for various vintage and antique items. She particularly loves buttons
and has collected vast amounts for many years, as well as fabrics, jewellery and other haberdashery
notions, stamps, cards and old illustrative items. Lynette loves the idea of a history behind items
such as old buttons, the fashion of the era, the materials available at the time and perhaps a
romantic idea of who may have worn them and the memories they hold.
The basis of the work of Love Nettie is to re-use otherwise old, broken, dis guarded, unfashionable
items and create something beautiful to adorn yourself or your home with. Lynette recycles rescues
and reuses all kinds of materials, mixes it with new elements and creates something fabulous! Her
current range of fashion accessories include hair pieces, brooches and jewellery.
Love Nettie attends several markets and craft events around Bristol and the south west. Lynette is
also currently in the process of developing her online presence and hopes to be selling online in the
near future, in the meantime you can find Love Nettie on Facebook.
I am Craig, a self taught hobby potter that has always been intrigued by the processes and materials involved. I have made bespoke pieces for family and friends over the years, it is some of them that have urged me to start making things for sale. I like to make unusual pieces, never the same thing twice. I like to push materials and processes close to breaking point so a lot of my stuff up 'til now has not survived the entire process. The experimentation that I have been doing of late has given me some confidence in achieving what i set out to do. I'm a practical person, hence the abundance of bowls and the quest for functionality. The sculptures in this selection are my first attempt at something purely aesthetic, some functionality remains though. These pieces are the result of me playing around with the medium and learning the constraints of the clay and glazes in custom built kilns. I already have my next kiln full in my mind and am confident that my next firings will produce finished pieces of a much higher quality.
For custom orders and genereral enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All my patchwork items are handmade from cotton fabric, finished
with quilting and using some techniques available such as founding
and crazy. Other items including house décor, female accessories
and gifts are also available.
Every art piece is created with passion and good quality fabric and as
it is all handmade, each item is unique!
You can check some of my designs at my Facebook page:
Vera Rosane / Crafty work
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Kipenzi was started in Kenya in 2009 by Linda Odhiambo and Alex Hooper. Our name KIPENZI is a Swahili word meaning 'something loved'. Linda is a hands-on designer whilst Alex is a photographer and graphic designer. Together, a creative partnership with an eye for the abundance of beauty and inspiration presented by Africa.
Linda was working in the craft sector in Kenya and soon realised that many of the 'craft' items produced, although 'hand made' were mass produced for the tourist market. With her love of fashion and design and a wealth of exciting materials to work with, Linda set about creating a new kind of jewellery that was modern, chic and yet always African.
We are thrilled to be introducing our unique and exciting designs made using recycled and renewable raw materials. Kipenzi products are made by us at our own workshop on the outskirts of Nairobi and in our Frome workshop in the UK, whilst other components such as glass beads are made by local skilled Kenyan artisans. We have a close working relationship with all our suppliers, many of whom are women's self-help groups or co-operatives. We ensure that fair trading principles are upheld in all of our activities. We work together on design and production techniques, often spending many hours developing new and effective methods of production. In the coming year we expect to have full Fair Trade affiliation.
Re-cycling is a very popular theme in the developed world but Africans were recycling things long before the rest of the world had thought of those little coloured bins by the front door! So yes, All of our products are made from recycled or renewable raw materials. Brass comes from discarded padlocks and aluminium from dead engines. Glass beads are made from old bottles and our beautiful bone beads are from farm animals only.
It is our pleasure to be involved with the wonderful and skillful artisans of Kenya and through our sales in the wider world, we hope to help them grow and continue to support and improve the lives of families and communities.
And in the end, it's up to you. We have a produced a collection of exciting, stylish, chic, modern, AFRICAN jewellery that we absolutely love.
We hope that you love it too....