Tag Archives: accessories

9 days to Christmas

16 Dec

From ribbons to bows, to buttons to felt, I have made a variety of brooches for Original Minnie.  I use a combination of new, old, vintage, and reclaimed materials.

All Original Minnie jewellery comes in a gift/presentation box, ready for giving.

Original-Minnie-Handmade-Buttons-and-Bows-Small-Brooch-silver

Original-Minnie-Handmade-Buttons-and-Bows-Small-Brooch-gold

Original-Minnie-Handmade-Buttons-and-Bows-Large-Brooch-gold

Take a look in my Folksy SHOP for some stocking filler ideas for the person who likes their jewellery handmade, quirky, and a bit different.

 


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14 days to Christmas

11 Dec

I have been busy making some specially commissioned necklaces recently, but I still have various syles left in the SHOP here.

 

Take a look and let me know if there are any designs you would like making again in different colours or lengths.

15 days to Christmas

10 Dec

How cute and festive are these?  Some more handmade gifts I found at Belton House Christmas Market last month, made by Heart and Country.

 

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Decorations by Heart and Country

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Decorations by Heart and Country

Their new website is due to be up and running any day now, so if you are quick you may be able to order in time for Christmas…

(Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of other websites).


16 days to Christmas

9 Dec

The shopping days are whizzing by now, so if you’re stuck for ideas, you need to stay tuned as I will be posting more Handmade Christmas Gift ideas everyday on the countdown…

 

Original Minnie Handmade Beady Buttons Earrings with sterling silver hooks

Original Minnie © Beady Buttons Earrings with sterling silver hooks

In the last few months I have expanded my Jewellery and Earring range to include the new Button studs (with sterling silver studs and butterfly backs), plus these new Beaded Button drop earrings also made from sterling silver.

You can find a range of Original Minnie earrings available in my Folksy SHOP, or contact me if you would like a pair making in a special colour.

17 days to Christmas

8 Dec

I told you that at the Belton House Christmas Market I attended last month, I was buying handmade Christmas gifts, as well as selling some.

Well, I thought I would show you a few of my favourites over the next few days…

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market printed tea towels by The Colegrave Printworks

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Printed tea towels by The Colegrave Printworks

 

I thought these printed textiles by The Colegrave Printworks were lovely, and they had cute printed tshirts and fabric bags too.  All the prints beginning as original illustrations.

At the moment they don’t have a website, but as soon as they do, I will add a link.

 

 

Focus on Designer Makers – Design Circus

26 Apr

TREASURE TROVE IN NOTTINGHAM

Just thought I would share this little ‘secret’ with you…

Design Circus finds

Design Circus finds

Way back, before Christmas I found this lovely Pop-Up-Shop in West Bridgford (Nottingham), filled with handmade gifts, accessories, cards, bags and trinkets, and decided to treat myself to some goodies including this yummy cupcake keyring (which I’m still using today to adorn my keys) made by Molly’s Mum, and these sew cute little badges made by Lily Be Funky.

The only sad news was that it was a Pop-Up-Shop, due to close after Christmas, but I’ve just found out that its still open!  Run by the makers that stock it, the shop is now a permanent fixture.  Why not pop along if you’re nearby… or check out their new blog.

Support handmade, and UK makers!


Folksy Shop Updated

21 Apr

FELT BIB STATEMENT NECKLACES

Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve updated my Folksy shop, adding new items including my geometric Felt Bib Necklaces for 2010.  I made a small collection of them, each different colours, using new and reclaimed felt, hand painted textiles, and reclaimed/vintage buttons.

They are one-offs, each unique – perfect if you want a statement necklace.

So keep checking as I upload new colour ranges, or get in contact and I can give you more details of the colours available.