Shop handmade this christmas

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By Rachel from Eliston Button


We have reached the time of year when we are decorating and preparing and, yes shopping. Many of our students and staff, past and present, are working hard to create jewellery and gifts for sale over this festive season and we would like to urge you to support them and other makers. It means so much to get sales, whether at craft fairs or online. It means we have money to pay ourselves and reinvest in our businesses. It means that what we are making is valued by someone else.

Here are just a few of our past and present students who are selling their beautiful jewellery. Do have a look at their shops and remember to support designer makers, shop at craft fairs and markets and shop locally where you can.

Let’s support each other.

Katie’s bike

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Katie’s bike make and sell jewellery and christmas decorations out of upcycled bike chain. Check out the men’s jewellery and keyrings made out of bike chains. Could be the perfect gift for that special someone


Karen Young jewellery

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Karen Young uses traditional jewellery making techniques to make her jewellery including silver, gold, semi precious stones and pearls


Korn jewellery

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Kat Korn makes high end jewellery from swarovski crystals and sterling silver


Ann’s Jewels

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Ann is a beader, silversmith and silver clay artist who sells her work on etsy and in the Things British boutique in Greenwich


Also, check out the jewellery made and sold by our talented tutors (each tutor’s website can be found through the talented tutors link).

Are you a current or past LJS student who would like to be featured in a future blog post? Get in touch with tutor Anna Campbell including a link to your online shop/images of your work. Email her here. 

One Comment

  1. Posted December 17, 2015 at 10:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    Such beautiful jewellery! I particularly love those gorgeous beads in the final photo and the clever use of bicycle chain parts to create the necklace at the top! What a great gift for a biking enthusiast! Thank you so much for featuring my ‘If you buy handmade’ image too 🙂

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