Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Christmas Opening Times

Please see below for our *revised* shop opening hours this Christmas:

Monday 22nd Shop Closed - but we will be sending website orders
Tuesday 23rd 10:30am-6pm
Wednesday 24th 10:30am-4pm
Thursday 25th Closed
Friday 26th  Closed
Saturday 27th Closed
Sunday 28th Closed
Monday 29th 11am-4pm
Tuesday 30th 11am-4pm
Wednesday 31st 11am-4pm
Thursday 1st Closed
Friday 2nd 11am-4pm
Saturday 3rd 10:30am-6pm

For all orders placed online, the recommended last posting date for standard 1st class delivery within the UK is Friday 19th December, but if you add a Faster Post upgrade to your delivery, we can send orders up until Tuesday 23rd.  Please make sure all orders are placed before 2pm.  If you are close to us in South London, you can always mark your order for collection and pick it up from our shop in Streatham up until Wednesday 24th at 4 o'clock.  Orders for collection will be ready the following day, so please order early.

We would like to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas!   

Sunday, 16 November 2014

A Momentous Week

This week has been quite something.  There has been a lot of hard work involved, but the team and I seem to have taken to this shop-keeping thing. We had previously managed to convince ourselves we were happy to hide behind the walls of our website, but really we do love discussing jewellery craftiness with our customers in person.  And we have been quite overwhelmed with the positive response we have had from our neighbours, new customers, and the local community here in Streatham.  

I think we are going to be very happy here.

We wanted to give a little something back to those who really paved the way for us to open a shop, our lovely online customers who have been loyal to our offering since we began four years ago, so from now until November 20th, we are celebrating the opening of our shop by offering freepost on ALL orders. Just use code VISITSTREATHAM at checkout.  And we hope we get to meet you, in person, soon!

Thank you.  x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

We're Open for Business!

We are very excited to announce the opening of our shop!  Yes we now have a proper bricks and mortar shop which you can visit for all your jewellery bits and bobs. We are in Streatham, South London and our shop is literally seconds away from Streatham Common Railway station.  This little shop has been several months in the planning but we are glad that we can finally open our doors!

We would like to share some photos with you:

you will recognise us by the light blue shop front

we sell all our glass in individual pieces as well as the usual bigger packs

and we now stock a huge range of ready-made cabochons in a variety of materials... 

...a lot of which fit into our standard settings...

which are now also available singly or in our usual pack sizes

but wait, there's more.... a hint on the photo above!

yes, we have beads! 

very many beads!

 a huge range in fact

in several colourways and very many styles and sizes

as well as a collection of chains and strings, and bead strands

The shop sells a number of items either individually or in larger packs, and if you want to continue to take advantage of the wholesale discounts available through the website, you can also request that your website order be sent here and we will get it ready for you to collect the next day. 

So if you are anywhere near London, do pay us a visit.  We look forward to meeting every one of our website customers in person after all these years of being a web-only presence!

We are at:
4 Greyhound Lane
London SW16 5SD
(practically opposite Streatham Common Railway Station)


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Freepost Offer!

We are running a flash freepost offer - be quick! it expires at midnight on Monday 8th September.  

To take advantage of this offer and start to stock up for all your autumn makes, simply use the code LOVEFREEPOST at checkout, and £2.50 will be deducted from your total. 

Friday, 29 August 2014

New Archive of Vintage Images

We're squealing with delight at the news of another repository of copyright-free images from old books.  See them all here.  It's a Flickr stream with an astounding 2.6m antique images, called Internet Archive Book Images (full web address:

It is an invaluable resource for historical information no doubt, but for all of us vintage-ly inspired folk, this is also an amazing source of inspiration.  Thank you to all those involved in the uploading and curating of such a wonderful and important collection.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Easter Weekend FREEPOST!

We are happy to announce another of our popular Freepost Weekends running through the Easter Weekend until midnight on Monday 22nd April.

Our offer is for free standard post within the UK. Orders to all other countries will benefit from a £2.50 discount on their postage.

To take advantage of this offer use the code EASTERFREEBIE at checkout.

Please note discounts will not be applied retrospectively.  If you place multiple orders during the weekend, they will be sent in one shipment.

We will be back at work on Tuesday 22nd April and will prepare your orders then - it will be a busy day and we will be sending out orders on a first come first served basis, so if you need your items quickly, make sure you place your order early!  Our shop website is:

Happy Easter to all our lovely customers!