To bead or not to bead?

Big beads, little beads, gemstone beads? What floats your boat? At The Wishing Tree we try to make a piece of jewellery for every personality, weather it be a chunky beaded necklace or a dainty chain . We have a lot of unique and one off pieces designed by local Norfolk crafters, including loopy lou  designs and Harvey crafty cards. We have recently introduced felt works by twee things including hand felted beads and felt brooches. ……. It can be quite hard to find the right piece of jewellery. Do you look online or get something custom made? I absolutely love big statement jewellery at the moment in bold stand out colours. Blues and greens are really popular this season and people seem to be leaving the daintier jewellery for the big chunky pieces. I love to bead and am always looking for unusual beads and ideas. I have started to incorporate more materials such as feathers and leather and even materials. Charity shops are an amazing place to pick up one off pieces of material or some vintage buttons off an old blouse. It’s amazing what you can sling together with a few odds and sods!

Made by Lucy at Loopy Lou Designs

The same can be said about making hair pieces. You can find some beautiful pieces of material in charity shops and some great stuff in the bargain bin of your local haberdashery store!! This peacock hair clip is made from the shed feathers of the peacock where I used to work!! Wonderful when you can see where the feathers came from!! The mesh came from my local haberdashery store and so are the beads and the result is something you can wear again and again! Dress it up or down, for a special occasion like a Wedding or for a funky daywear look.

So, by visiting The Wishing Tree you can choose from a wide range of hand made, bespoke jewellery pieces, or chat to our crafty ladies and have something made to order.

See you soon for something special….

Lucy