Before Christmas I wrote a pledge to buy as many hand made presents as possible, from small businesses. With the exception of the Toy Story dolls that Gibby had her heart set on, I am very proud to say that I achieved this. The down side is that the run-up to Christmas got so darn busy that I didn’t get round to blogging about it. However, with birthdays cropping up all year round and Valentines day looming, I thought I’d do a series of posts about a few of my favourite independent on-line sellers, trying to carve in a niche in a chain-store flooded, retail-gaint- filled kinda world.
I have received no free products or payment of any kind from these fabulous small businesses.
They have not even asked me to write a post about them.
This is entirely of my own volition – a fist bump to all the Davids out there, and a V sign to the Golliaths.
I’m going to start with the beautiful work of Alice Wade over on Alice Wade Jewellery. A Lincolnshire based Jewellery maker and oh my goodness – her stuff is SO pretty. All handmade, Alice specialises in making hand-crafted items with sterling silver, gemstones, freshwater pearls and rose gold. Personal favourites of mine include:
Sterling silver initial disc beaten bangle.
Charmed bangles. (LOVE the coffee bean. And the shell too for that matter.)
And check out the beautiful Star Charms –
Rather lovey, don’t you agree? This lady has only just started up so I personally think if her work tickles your fancy, then get in touch! (I have a feelin’ in me waters that she may just become rather popular.)
Check out her Facebook page here
Or follow what she’s up to on Twitter @AliceWJewellery. Hell – even send the link to you other half #HintHint #valentinesday and enjoy!
More posts to follow with things of loveliness, sparkles, paint and sunshine. Xx