Wild Flower Trading is an evolving journey of creativity and love with a passion for trade and travel inspired by our home surroundings...the wild flower meadows of the West Allen Valley, Northumberland.
Both myself and my fiancee, Ian, live in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, England. Our old farmhouse is surrounded by meadows in Spring and Summer time. Working from home most of the year, I find myself extremely inspired by my surroundings. We both love nature and the outdoors and are very creative, myself a professional jewellery artist and dread bead maker and Ian a musician.
My stall is a unique creative little boutique, an eco conscious ethical gift shop offering a truly unique curation of high quality handmade gifts carefully selected for their vibrant colour and intricate detail. I'm particularly inspired by the colours of Rajasthan in Northern India.
I've esentially created a shop in which to also sell my own handmade work and aim to choose stunning handicrafts which compliment my colourful and intricately detailed millefiori polymer clay jewellery. As a maker myself, I really apreciate the work of other artisans, especially those from third world countries where it's even harder to make a living being an artisan. My trade helps their trade, which helps my trade and so on. I love to travel and hope to return to India soon. Morrocco and Thailand are also next on the list!
Starting out as a weekend market stall in the North East, I now also appear at many festivals during the summer (Glastonbury, Eden, WOMAD to name a few). I also trade at Christmas Markets and Fair Trade events as well as Global and World Village Markets in city centres across the Uk throughout the year. Where to find me next? Visit the event section in the menu and come and say hello!
The Dread Bead Shop
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