Tag Archives: brooch

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.




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.


Ahoy There!

21 Jul


After hours of fighting with the camera and computer, I’ve finally finished updating the Original Minnie Folksy shop with some of the new designs I’ve been creating over the past few weeks!  The photos are still not great unfortunately, but heres hoping I will sort the technology out in the future…

Firstly, I’ve added a couple of Wedding Cards – it was fun to do some new card designs, and to spend some extra time on each one.  I even got the sewing machine out (inspired by the lessons I’ve been attending), and have incorporated some stitching into the card.   Note to self – metallic thread is more difficult to work with!

Card Wedding Lilac

Wedding Card Lilac © Original Minnie

Secondly, and for something quite different – here is a selection of some of the new ‘Ahoy There’ jewellery range – a fun take on this summers trend for all things nautical…

Ahoy There Seaside Necklace Green

Ahoy There Seaside Necklace green © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Necklace blue & yellow

Ahoy There Necklace blue & yellow © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Brooch anchor button

Ahoy There Brooch anchor button © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Bracelet blue fish

Ahoy There Bracelet blue fish © Original Minnie

And finally, here are a few piccies from the ‘Tribal Ribbons‘ and ‘Tribal Knots‘ ranges – made with this summers other trend in mind – for ‘tribal’ style accessories.

Tribal Knots Necklace pink

Tribal Knots Necklace pink © Original Minnie

Tribal Ribbons Necklace brown ribbon

Tribal Ribbons Necklace brown ribbon © Original Minnie

Its quite a ‘loose’ subject description, and in a change with tradition (as with the ‘Ahoy There‘ range), the pieces I’ve made have mostly NOT used buttons…!  I have however kept with Original Minnie tradition by using a combination of new materials, with reclaimed pieces – by dismantling and reusing beads/stones/pendants from other jewellery, accessories, and clothing to create new, more interesting pieces.  It is more eco – friendly after all!

For more Original Minnie jewellery and cards, have a look at the Original Minnie Folksy Shop (opens a new window), or if you have any questions, please get in touch.

Interview – Original Minnie

22 Jun


Just a quick one to let you know that I’ve been blogged … my local-jewellery-maker-friend Gillyflower Jewellery has interviewed me on her blog, talking about Original Minnie.

One of the questions asked was ‘what is my favourite piece so far’ … I had to say the “Buttons and Bows” brooches collection, although I haven’t got a photo of my own little gold one that I wear day-to-day!

Original Minnie Jewellery ranges

13 May


I don’t just make Greetings Cards – I also make a range of colourful and unusual jewellery using textile bits ‘n’ bobs including ribbons, felt, beads, and buttons – reclaimed, vintage, and  new.

Original Minnie jewellery designs range from the new subtle “Beady Buttons” bracelets to the bold statement necklaces of “Buttons and Bows”.  One of my favourites is the “Buttons and Bows” ribbon brooches.

©  Original Minnie

So far, the Original Minnie Jewellery ranges include:

  • “Buttons and Bows” 2008/09
  • “Square Bows” 2009
  • “Beady Buttons” 2009

Can you see a theme developing? 😉

If you would like to see more examples of our Jewellery, please take a peek at our shop 
www.originalminnie.folksy.com, or for more information about Original Minnie see our website on www.originalminnie.com