Saturday, 16 February 2013

First Week in!

So we have now competed our first full week since our official launch and it's been fabulous!  Lots of enthusiasm in our Etsy team and people working well as a team to promote each other.

We also introduced Folksy Shop of the Day to Facebook to increase overall awareness of the beautiful British Crafts that are out there!

I thought it might be nice for you to meets some of our team over the next few weeks.

Starting today with Alison from Blue Forest Jewellery

My name is Alison and I'm a jewellery addict! I've been making jewellery for as long as I can remember, mostly adapting pieces I'd bought up until a few years ago when it got more serious. I make things I would like to wear myself so it's often difficult to part with my creations. 
Stringing semi precious beads in stunning colour combinations to make statement pieces is my aim.

My grandmother was a very creative lady, and I think my love of making things came from her. I've tried my hand at all sorts of crafts - making clothes, lace, applique, tapestry, cards etc, but jewellery is my current favourite.

The shop name comes from the remains of the Forest of Arden here in the middle of England where we love to walk the dog. There are a variety of trees there, many very ancient, including silver birches and firs. In the right sunlight, they reflect the lovely blues of the sky and in the spring the deep purply blue of the bluebell carpet.

So that's me, someone who just loves jewellery, crafting, books, travel, home life with my wonderful husband and chocolate labrador and other mellow things!


Go and have a look around her shop, the photography is stunning as are the original pieces of jewellery!

Back in a few days to share another maker with you!

Have a great weekend!

Dottie x


  1. Thanks for the feature! The blog is looking great and the team is fab too. Alison x

    1. You're welcome Alison! Your shop was very easy to feature :)

  2. Loving the new look blog :-)