This week’s Shop is the lovely Phoenvix run by the equally lovely Carrie. When she’s not being a legal eagle Carrie creates beaded jewellery and accessories. She’s also an artist and there’s a few of her drawing in her shop, with more to come in the future. Here’s some of my favourites.
A green and gold chunky glass bead bracelet
a firey red and orange bead bag charm
and lovely pastel and pearl earrings
You can read more about Carrie and her shop in a Craft Britannia interview here, and visit the shop here.
For all things burlesque and bridal, you need this week’s Shop of the Week – Reds Ribbons. Run by Sarah, Reds Ribbons has all kinds of accessories, fascinators, hats and hairbands, with a luxurious, burlesque influence using ribbon, feathers, satin, lace, beads and sequins.
First this lovely feathered hair clip with big shiny stones
A classy black and white cocktail hat
and what Reds is famous for, pasties in all decorations, here’s some with cherry lace.
As well as her Etsy shop, Sarah is a circus performer and has a supply of fire eating and other performance equipment (like stilts!). She also teaches burlesque classes. You can read an interview with her here, and visit the shop here.
It’s not Friday, but better late than never. Pearls are much more than a string around your neck, here’s some pieces from Folksy illustrating the versatility of pearls.
Jasmine – Swarovski Pearl tiara by Hint of Elegance
Pearl baby shoes – by Buzybee
Lavender Mist Pearl and Crystal Boutique by The Patchwork Bride
Silver and Pearl Leaf necklace by Alexis Southam Jewellery
Freshwater pearl nest pendant by Lillibets
Freshwater pearl and silk wrap by A Very British Affair
Spinning Streak is this week’s Shop of the Week. As you can tell from the name Spinning specialises in hand spun, and hand dyed wool, and woollen items. She spins and dyes using both professional dyes and natural plant colours too. Here’s a selection of lovely things from her shop.
This is a gorgeous pink, blue and purple hand painted new wool skein.
These are cute baby booties and mittens in warm tones, colourful enough to keep anyone cosy.
And this hand knitted stole in blues and lilacs.
There are more of Spinning’s lovely yarns and handmade goodies from gloves and scarves to bags and tea cosies, in her shop here, and you can read an interview with Spinning on the Craft Britannia blog here.
This week I have mostly been trying to find a nice new second-hand bike, and thinking about selling mine, so of course this week’s collection had to be bicycles!
Bicycle cushion by Beetrootshed1
Screen printed bicycle birthday card by Moonpie Designs
Sterling silver holiday bicycle necklace by Huiyi Tan
Men’s t-shirt by Proud Cloud Creations
Bicycle brooch by Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes
This is my first collection of items from Folksy, a website for British craftspeople, designers and makers. This week’s theme is the sea, because I’ve been travelling up and down the Hampshire and West Sussex coast this week. Hope you enjoy them.
Sea labyrinth trim by Historical Weaving
Sea Bubbles Necklace by Lucy Campbell
Seafoam Sea Glass necklace by Tidal Creations.
Orkney seashell card by Little Wren Cards
Ocean Wave stained glass panel by Sugar Lips Glass
This week’s shop is Twinkknits, run by Nicola who lives in York. Nicola knits and crochets everything from mug warmers, cafetiere cosies and teacosies, like this lovely rose one..
to headbands, earwarmers and gloves, like this beautiful chunky cable knit gloves, I love the colour, and…
baby blankets, cushion covers, brooches, coasters, egg warmers, pin cushions and chocolate doughnuts. Hoorah!
She also sells knitting patterns for you to make in the comfort of your own home. You can read an interview with Nicola here, and find out about her celebrity customers. Visit her shop here. (find the famous liquoice allsorts cosy!)