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 :

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Spring Is In The Air!

We are cautiously packing away our thermal undies here at the Handmade Emporium and getting ready for a wonderfully warm season (touch wood!).

We have lots of fantastic handmade gifts and treats perfect for the warmer weather and excellent for unique birthday gifts - with each piece on the site completely one of a kind you won't suffer the perils of the "Same Present Nightmare!"

Above : Gorgeous, stylish and practical, these lovely little purses are on-trend and handmade in the UK by Rosehip as part of her new "French Vintage" collection with the finest in vintage style fabrics. Fully lined and sturdy, yet gorgeously feminine with the Parisian theme, they make a wonderful and unique gift (or a treat for yourself!).

Above - "Bee Mine" Earrings by Caroline of Chain of Daisies.

Petite bumble bees in antiqued silver plate hang below pretty faceted topaz fire polished glass beads, which are linked to long sterling silver ear wires.
Handmade by Caroline of Chain of Daisies.

These earrings are adorable and make a wonderful little gift.

These handmade bubble bars are gorgeously scented in spring cherry blossom and make a wonderful treat on those chilling spring evenings!
We have a wonderful selection of bath treats by Ceri of Oakwood Soaperie, all made with care here in the UK.

All of our earrings are mounted on Sterling Silver, which means they won't irritate or discolour ears.
We believe in using the very best materials in all of our creations, to achieve a gift that will last and be treasured.

This English Oak clock has been handmade by Andy Driscoll, with the oak laquered beautifully, which emphasises the wonderful contrast between the natural, warm wood and the black clock hands - which makes reading the time very easy.

Please click on any of the images above or visit : to shop securely online for these exclusive handmade items by UK artisans!