*This blog post is sponsored by Folksy.
Christmas is coming and we’re always on the hunt for new indie designer-makers that we can spend all our money with. While we were looking for this year’s gifts we discovered eight talented designers, all on Folksy, and thought we’d share our findings. Check them out for yourself and pick up a handmade gift for that lucky person in your life.
1. Elizabeth Anne Norris
Elizabeth’s beautiful, original handmade jewellery is full of romance and natural inspiration. Each piece is made to order, produced in Birmingham, and uses recycled sterling silver – Elizabeth used to be an environmental scientist, and aspects of this reflect strongly in her award-winning designs. Order her jewellery online here.
2. Huma Arshad’s Haysheen
HaySheen is home to the contemporary artworks produced by Huma Arshad. Her work is full of gorgeous vibrant colours, and encapsulates flowers, gold leaves and seashells in resin – shop jewellery trays, serving trays, coasters, floating shelves, bag charms and Christmas decorations. Huma also creates customised pieces to suit your needs, making her work ideal for all occasions.
3. Robyn Coetzee
Working from her home studio in Bristol, Robyn specialises in creating beautiful fused glass designs. This hand-crafted robin makes the best plastic-free Christmas present, and comes on gold or silver wire, and in a nest with sustainable packaging.
4. Erica Tomlin
Welcome to the world of Wilderstitch, created by children’s author and illustrator Erica-Jane Waters. Here you’ll find a magical world of little mice, snow deer, Christmas fairies and secret turret princesses, which are all available to buy as kits or ready-made. Erica regularly runs workshops at a chateau in France, and in her 17th century home in Northamptonshire.
5. Melanie Wickham
Melanie Wickham is a lino printmaker based in Bristol, printing otters, puffins, tapirs, frondy plants, cats, itchy dogs and squirrels by hand onto paper, cards, beer mats, gift tags and fabric. All her prints are hand burnished originals in limited editions, making them an extra-special gift.
Check out our other Christmassy blog posts below.
- Prepping for Christmas: 3 ways to jazz up your Christmas wrapping
- Getting the table ready
- 7 alternative advent calendar ideas
6. Hannah Berridge
Hannah Berridge’s ceramics are uniquely beautiful, and she has a huge variety of designs available in her Christmas range. All her ceramics are designed and individually hand-painted, featuring colourful festive themes such as holly, mistletoe, robins and reindeer.
7. Megan Wilkins’s Radish & Co
Radish and Co create illustrations, stationery and screen-printed items you’ll love to hang in your home. Their mission is for every artwork and product they make to embody joyful and playful energy, and with rockets and planets on produce bags and whimsical illustrations on the wall, they’re doing a grand job!
8. Sarah Watkins Pattern Design
Skipton-based pattern designer Sarah Watkins draws her inspiration from nature and the Yorkshire Dales. Sarah creates stories in her pattern design, and now has a range of UK-made home and gift items available on Folksy. Check them out and treat youself and a friend!
We hope you’ve found a new fave designer-maker! If you’re interested in having your designs or products featured on Mollie Makes then use the hashtag #molliemakers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. And to discover even more amazing indie designers subscribe to Mollie Makes.
Folksy is the home of British craft – it’s the UK’s biggest online craft fair, full of lovely things for you to discover. So, if you’re looking for something handmade and unique, settle down with a cuppa and have a look through the amazing creations on Folksy, all made by clever hands crafting away across the British Isles. Give them a follow on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter for more creative ideas and products.
*This blog post is sponsored by Folksy.