Sour Cherry

Sour Cherry are a small independent jewellery company based in Sheffield who specialise in fun and quirky designs that are jam-packed with character. The adorable, affordable accessories are all designed and handmade by owner Kayleigh Walker and, because they are either produced from scratch or adapted from recycled items, are all guaranteed to be distinctive and unique.

Kayleigh works with a range of materials, including laser-cut plastic, shrink plastic, glass beads and ceramics, and the diversity of her designs is simply astonishing: just scrolling down the necklace section of the websites, you’ll be able to spot foxes, teacups, bananas, Pacman, gameboys, Russian dolls, cameras, keys, sewing machines, owls, James Bond, Liquorice Allsorts, glasses, elephants, Wayne’s World and bourbon biscuits. And that’s not even all of them, I’ve just run out of breath.

In the unlikely event you can’t find the design you want, you can even commission your own – contact Sour Cherry with the idea for your design and they’ll try and create it for you. Bloomin’ marvellous.

Bright, bold and bags of fun, and at prices not to put a dent in your wallet, Sour Cherry’s designs are hand-crafted delights. If you don’t have one, your wardrobe is lacking. Sort it out, why don’t you?

To check out the full range of Sour Cherry designs, or to commission your own, visit the website. Alternatively, follow them on Facebook or Pinterest.

Gee & Tea

I love Gee & Tea for three reasons:

1) They’ve got a pun in their name.

2) That pun involves tea, which is not only my favourite drink, but my favourite thing in the world full stop.

3) They make truly awesome jewellery and crafts.

And though I could go on for days about the excellent properties of tea, it’s the third reason that I’d like to explain to you in a little more detail.

Gee & Tea is the craft collaboration of Gemma Bolton, Kathryn Broughton, Sarah Hunt & Aimi Liversidge. Based in Sheffield, these four ladies between them specialise in creating all kinds of wonderful things, including necklaces and other accessories, greeting cards, mittens, homewares, bags of all shapes and sizes and even gorgeous 50s-style lace knickers. Everything is unique and beautifully handcrafted, and all the products have a distinctive daintiness about them, incorporating beautiful fabrics and innovative designs. The range is expanding all the time too – for instance, budding photographers out there should know that there is camera bag in vintage colours being developed for you as I type.

If you live in Sheffield, you can find Gee & Tea at the Nichols Building craft and vintage centre, or out and about at craft fairs across the city. If you don’t live in Sheffield, pop over to their website and have a look at a selection of their lovely things on there. Wherever you are, you can follow them on Twitter @geeandtea or on Instagram too for your fix of handmade goodness.

– Georgie