All About myself and HRJ!

A brief introduction to the maker behind the brand, and a bit about my business Handmade Retro Jewellery!

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A brief introduction to the maker behind the brand, and a bit about my business Handmade Retro Jewellery!

The Sew Turtle Story

How it all began for Sew Turtle – with the help of Granny’s Blanket!

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How it all began for Sew Turtle – with the help of Granny’s Blanket!

Birthday Hat Commission – an ideal winter birthday gift!

Brand Makery Merry Market If you are looking for an ideal winter birthday gift that will be appreciated and worn every day – please look no further than my latest ready-to-wear collection! This autumn I launched a collection of winter berets, finished with handmade tartan flower trims and petersham bows, which I designed especially with TBCH customers in mind. Just…

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Brand Makery Merry Market

If you are looking for an ideal winter birthday gift that will be appreciated and worn every day – please look no further than my latest ready-to-wear collection! This autumn I launched a collection of winter berets, finished with handmade tartan flower trims and petersham bows, which I designed especially with TBCH customers in mind. 

Just in case you want something that’s extra special, there’s also a custom finished version, including my favourite version that I have nicknamed my “Holly and Ivy” option, so you can design your own curated beret and commission me to make it for you from a selection of nine beret colourways and trims. 


The Pot Making Process

Porcelain cups and bowls    Sarah Snell – Sarah Snell CeramicsWhy do they cost so much? 

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Porcelain cups and bowls
    Sarah Snell – Sarah Snell Ceramics

Why do they cost so much? 

Just what you need for those frosty mornings!

Beret and tartan flower collection For A/W20 I have created a collection of decorated berets that combines my interests in fabric and design, regional textile history as well as the repurposing of fabrics. So for this blog post, I thought I would write a little about the design concept behind my new winter collection of wool felt berets that I…

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Beret and tartan flower collection

For A/W20 I have created a collection of decorated berets that combines my interests in fabric and design, regional textile history as well as the repurposing of fabrics. So for this blog post, I thought I would write a little about the design concept behind my new winter collection of wool felt berets that I finished with Lochcarron Scotland tartan handmade flowers and petersham bows.


Let’s talk jewellery

With so many new ideas it is hard to stop!  I have been trying to assemble collections of matching jewellery pieces!The photo is me wearing Aurora inspired studs with a seascape resin pendant!

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With so many new ideas it is hard to stop!  I have been trying to assemble collections of matching jewellery pieces!

The photo is me wearing Aurora inspired studs with a seascape resin pendant!