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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

Chunky Green Glass Bead Bracelet

a firey red and orange bead bag charm

Bead and Chain Bag Charm in Red and Orange

and lovely pastel and pearl earrings

Pink and Pearly Drop Bead Earrings

You can read more about Carrie and her shop in a Craft Britannia interview here, and visit the shop here.

This week’s shop is actually two shops both run by a busy lady called Nadine, Muntjac Vintage and imynda. In Muntjac Vintage you’ll find vintage housewares and collectables, and in imynda Nadine’s own handmade crochet and amigurumi accessories and supplies. Here’s a couple of things from both shops.

From Muntjac Vintage, an embroidered cream and blue scarf with my favourite paisley design

Ladies Scarf Cream Blue Embroidered Vintage Headscarf

and 5 Matryoshka Russian nesting dolls in green, I always like Russian dolls and these are sweet

Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls Set of Five Green

and from imynda a tiny lion head brooch made with amigurumi crochet.

Tiny Lion Brooch Crochet Amigurumi Animal

and personalised place cards with a small crochet flower.

Wedding Name Place Cards Crochet Flower Watermelon Pink Made to Order

You can read more about Nadine’s shop in an interview here, and visit the shops Muntjac Vintage here, and imynda 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

Green Feathered hair clip

A classy black and white cocktail hat

Black and white cocktail hat

and what Reds is famous for, pasties in all decorations, here’s some with cherry lace.

cherry heart Nipple pasties -  a frilly cherry trim with a polka dot heart .

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.

A whole range of crafty goodness goes into Merry Go Round UK,  this week’s shop, run by Julia in York. There’s knitted and crocheted items, jewellery, hair accessories, bookmarks, decorations and some supplies too. It’s true that if you want something done you should ask a busy person, and Julia’s certainly a busy lady, her shop is just one part of her life. Here’s a selection of some of my favourites from the shop.

Some patriotic red, white and blue button magnets.

Red, White and Blue Button Magnets: patriotic button magnets, plastic / acrylic buttons mix, set of 6

A cowl and gloves set in cool shades of blue and purple.

Cowl & Gloves Set: blue, purple, green, indigo marble cowl and fingerless gloves

And a jolly citrus wreath to brighten up a small spot.

Citrus Micro Wreath : cute, tiny yarn wreath with mixed buttons, lime green, yellow and orange, with hanging ribbon

As well as Merry Go Round, Julia also has a supplies shop called CarouselUK. 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

Affectionally known as Axe, this week’s shop is Axevictimus, run by Tony in Worcestershire. If you’re looking for some unique jewellery, Axe’s handmade wood and metal pieces really stand out. He uses a range of woods, but exotic hardwood is his favourite. Here are three of my favourite pieces. This one is an ebony pendant with sterling silver and a gold rivet and it’s a limited edition.

Wood pendant personalized monogram.

This is a gorgeous wild olive wood pendant with a sapphire cubic zirconia

Wood pendant sapphire cubic zirconia in wild olive.

and jatoba (that’s Brazilian cherry to you) and aluminium dangly earrings.

Wood dangle earrings jatoba and aluminium.

Visit Tony’s shop here and find more of his contemporary designs and the new brass range, and read an interview on the Craft Britannia site here.

Well not just English but British roses too. This week was St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday so I thought a bit of the English national flower would be good.

Rose clutch by Handbags by Helen.

Rose ring by Silver Quail Design.

Rose corsage by Handmade by Joanne…

Tudor rose by yew tree glass.

Heart of roses greetings card by Old Wives Tale.

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 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.. tea cosy cosie hand knitted  cream  base and  pink crochet roses

to headbands, earwarmers and gloves, like this beautiful chunky cable knit gloves, I love the colour, and… chunky cable hand warmers mulberry uk seller

baby blankets, cushion covers, brooches, coasters, egg warmers, pin cushions and chocolate doughnuts. Hoorah!

pin cushion donut  with choclate   icing and pins

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!)