Friday, 14 December 2012

A Festive Message From Santa!

We are closing in on our last order dates for Christmas delivery and wrapping lots and lots of gifts, but I'd like to take a moment to show you this video (made by my good friend, Santa) thanking all of our artisans for their support this year.  It's been a tough year for everyone, with the economy as it is - but we are going to keep on at it and have lots of new things planned for the New Year!

Thank you to all our artisans and to all our customers for supporting UK craft and UK taxpaying business!

Take care,

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Lots More to Come at The Handmade Emporium!

We are excited to announce that very soon The Handmade Emporium will be re-launching with a brand new website, more features and loads of new, gorgeous hand made treats - all made in the UK!

To celebrate, we've got a little bit of a clear-out sale on - if you've had your eye on something special from our online shop then grab it now before it is gone forever!

Visit : for more and to shop in our secure on-line webstore.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Still lots of lovely handmade gifts available!

There are loads of new gifts to come on the : website
 all handmade here in the UK with delivery to your door.

This month our front page is on a "Blue Skies Ahead!" theme, using our gorgeous blue products!

This blue purse by Rosehip has a wonderfully Summery feel!

If course, there are plenty of other colours available on the site, so if you are looking for a unique gift for someone special, visit The Handmade Emporium today.

Friday, 13 July 2012

New In - Sea Glass Necklaces by Fyne Silver!

We listened to your feedback and now Lynne of Fyne Silver has created two new necklaces for us - both of these are the only ones in existence and completely unique!

 Lynne creates beautful pieces from her small studio on the picturesque shores of Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland. All the pieces are either made using sterling silver, sea glass, pebbles, ceramic and shells that she finds on the shore or are inspired by the shapes, colours and textures of the shore and the loch.

Above : A one of a kind piece, featuring three pieces of Scottish sea glass surrounded by a 3 mm sterling silver bezel and set in clear cold enamel which protects and enhances the translucency. They hang on a 20 inch light sterling silver chain and catch the light beautifully. Wonderful paired with our blue sea glass earrings or bracelets for a truly unique gift.

Above : This Sea Drops pendant is an eye catching and gorgeous piece. 
Each piece of sea glass is carefully enamelled then mounted on sterling silver, hung so that the light passes through and the gorgeous blues shine.

For more pieces by Lynne, or for more unique jewellery by UK artisans, please visit our secure website at :

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Kitsch Creations - Fun and Affordable Handmade Jewellery

Here at The Emporium there is nothing we love more than something a little bit different! We source the most unique of UK crafters and showcase them on our website -, allowing you to purchase a one of a kind present or treat for yourself securely without leaving the comfort of your own home!

Kitsch Creations, or Jaye, began her crafting journey in March of 2012 with a late night impulsive buy of the most amazing fimo beads -  in what can only be described as a complete paradigm shift from her usual freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal!

Once her obsessive tendency to group beads into rainbow ordered designs had been imposed on the collection of flowers she realised that this was a fantastic opportunity to inexpensively inject some vibrant colour into the dullest of austere credit crunch days, and, like a child with a new pack of crayons, she eagerly set about designing her floral, fruit and candy themed collections of whimsical polymer clay jewellery.

Jaye believes that less costly components can still look amazing when manufactured using the same exacting standard of perfectionism and colour-matching that she uses in her high end jewellery designs and thoroughly enjoys the liberation of working with such fun components, whilst still lovingly handcrafting every item to the highest of standards.

The only difference is of course, the cost. Why not let a kitsch creation wend it's way to your home and brighten up your day?

To see more of Jayes work, click on any of the images above or visit : 
to shop in our secure online webstore.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Sensational Summer Showcase Spots!

Very excited to announce that not one, but two of our amazing artisans have been featured in the UK Handmade Summer Showcase

This showcases the very best of UK craft and a spot in the list is extremely sought-after, so I am very proud indeed of the both of them!

First up is Liz of Rosehip with her gorgeous new 'British Summer' collection of handmade accessories, including sewing cases, purses, bags and pinnies. 

Next is Ceri of Oakwood Soaperie with her gorgeous bath milks and melts - perfect for a cosy bath on these dreary wet days!

 To see what all the fuss is about, why not visit their pages at The Handmade Emporium and perhaps even treat yourself with a special handmade gift in our secure online webstore by clicking on any of the images or going to :

Friday, 27 April 2012

Rainy Day Treats

Gosh, it's grim isn't it? Here at Emporium HQ we are snuggled up in our dressing gowns and slippers, feeling rather cross and chilly - what happened to our lovely weather?

To beat the blues, we've compiled a list of lovely UK handmade treats from our website - all bright, fun and reminding you it'll be Summer soon!

The gorgeous little shell stud earrings are lovely for Summer and wonderful for light wearing in the holidays! Made of tiny shells beachcombed from the shores of Loch Fyne, Scotland, then carefully enammelled (to protect them) and mounted on sterling silver settings.

Our Natural Honey Gift Set is perfect for giving yourself or someone special a little bit of a lift - each eco-friendly jute gift bag contains a handmade beeswax candle, a heather honey handmade bath bomb and a gorgeous piece of Oakwood Soaperie's Hadrians Wall Honey handmade soap - packed full of real British honey. This set smells absolutely amazing!

Speaking of bees, how about this lovely little handmade card? Each of our cards by The Mosaic Garden features a little hand-painted magnet, which can be removed from the card and place on any magnetic surface. This cheery little bee is certain to make someone's day!

Finally, brighten up your bag with one of our new handmade purses by Liz of Rosehip! Each purse is completely unique, made with vintage fabrics in one of a kind designs. These cheery purses are light but very sturdy and are really helping us get into a Summery mood!

If you'd like to treat yourself or a special someone with one of our handmade gifts, or wish to learn more about The Handmade Emporium or any of our featured items then please click on any of the images above or visit our secure website at :