Want To Give Or Get Something Unique This Year?
Have you been struggling to write your Christmas Wish List? Those London Chicks have scoured the new designers fairs and handmade events to find you unique pieces to either give or ask for this Christmas. We have found some great new designers to follow and a couple already established for you to discover and peruse their collections.
All the pieces above are other pieces by the designers mentioned below. So check out their websites if you see something you like. All their styles are pretty unique so it should be easy to work out what is made by who. If not then ask us on twitter! Enjoy shopping!
We fell in love with Karen’s designs as soon as we saw them! They are substantial yet still dainty enough to be feminine and elegant. I think Karen describes her work best when she says
“I strive to create work that is bold and visually striking, reflecting the spirit of my research – alluding to the past but innovative and timeless”.
Karen set up her studio in North London. Her work is inspired by architecture and urban landscapes, the Elizabethan era of fine detailing, dramatic scale and the beauty in repetition.
Karen can make a design to your specifications or you can order directly from her website
Her work is also available in galleries in Twickenham, Hove and several locations in Scotland.
KuKu Big Bag
Even though they look fab we still don’t think the pictures do these bags justice. In the flesh they scream quality and style. They are simple, incredibly stylish and definitely envy making. Kuku Big Bag is a brand of British handcrafted leather products in bold and distinctive designs for individuals with an eye for minimalist aesthetics.
Candice’s work not only celebrates tradition but she is also a strong advocate for maintaining the skills of leatherwork. She does so by teaching enthusiasts in her monthly leather workshops across the UK. For more details, go to www.stitchkitchen.co.uk
Available at www.kukubigbag.com
‘The work from contemporary jewellery designer Rachel Galley is at the cutting edge of fashion while also being fun to wear.
Rachel unlike some of the designers we have featured is already established and has been making a very respectable reputation for her designs and quality of product. Her designs have gained her many accolades throughout her career and was recently announced as a ‘Walpole Brand of Tomorrow’ and shortlisted for ‘Jewellery Designer of the Year’ at Uk retail Jewellery awards , awarded ‘Hot 100 Trendsetter- 2012’ by Professional Jeweller Magazine and also ‘Catwalk Jewellery Designer of The Year 2012’ at the annual UK Jewellery awards event in London.
Available Worldwide. For stockists visit www.RachelGalley.com
These prints are available digital but Claire’s designs should definitely be hung pride of place. They are a great talking piece. In such simple clean designs they are suitable and workable in pretty much every room in the house.
Claire Hynds is a London based printmaker who has exhibited throughout London and the UK and has work in collections at the V&A and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales. A lecturer in printmaking at Kensington and Chelsea College, and Visual Communication at University of West London, Claire divides her time between this and her studio at the East London Printmakers, Hackney.
For more of Claire's designs or to order a print firstname.lastname@example.org / www.clairehynds.com
Julia’s pieces caught our eye at a new designers event where her yellow half moon pendant(featured on the left)stopped us in our tracks. All the pieces are in Sterling Silver (925) and 100% Pure silk.
Julia dyes the silk in different colours so there is the option for customers to personalize their piece with favourite colours or to match that special outfit.
” Designing unique jewellery that inspires. I like to play with notions of cultural background, movement, changes, texture, contrasts and the sense of belonging “
Available at www.JuliaToledo.com.br
Obviously being London Chicks we couldn’t resist these fun designs. Nnoodl is a range of bold, contemporary jewellery inspired by the iconic colours of London’s transport system. All pieces are made by hand from neoprene and rubber which makes for a soft, comfortable and extremely adaptable wearing experience. All created and handmade by Denise Yeats. Denise can also recreate these designs in a colour way of your choice.
Available at www.NNODDL.com
Posh Totty Designs
Beautiful, personalised gold and silver jewellery handmade by Alice Rivers-Cripps at Posh Totty Designs.
All pieces are handmade by Alice and her team in her workshop in Brighton, UK. All pieces can be made to size and customised with personalisations, making each piece unique and special. Each piece is handstamped, never engraved and completely UK made and designed. All pieces are unique and made to order.
On A Six Pence
We absolutely loved these designs by On A Six Pence and the designer kind of won us over too. Someone who has turned life around to follow his dream and make his passion his job, It’s obvious to see with the quality of his designs and products, that love and good energy goes into making them. Each image is finished as a Limited Edition of Gilcee prints on heavy weight Hahnemühle fine art paper to the size noted. Not only has Johnny already got a vast library of hobbies and interests incorporated into his periodic table designs but he can also make them bespoke. The prints can also be made to any size requested. Tailored to whatever secrets or memories you are happy to have up on the wall!
Now you may think we are crazy. These pieces may be made for kids but when we came across the Ruby Rhubarb collection and got involved with trying things on before the designer could finish her current sale to say that the pieces were designed for kids, we already had tried on a neck tie and a hug and were pulling out our credit cards. All Ruby Rhubarb’s clothing is handmade in England, to last. The quality of each piece is visible and felt when handled. So whether you are actually buying for the children in your life or yourself Ruby Rhubarb is a definite winner!