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Welcome to Ringmasters Boutique – a collection of handmade quirky accessories, jewellery and housewares.

My name is Nicola and I started my own little brand of accessories after finishing a fashion design degree at university in 2009. After several years of pattern cutting and sewing clothes I am having a break and enjoying making accessories for a while. Because of my background in fashion and a lifelong love of fabrics and buttons almost all of my items are made from textiles. I always try to recycle within my work as much as possible, using vintage and scrap fabrics whenever I can and creating mixed media pieces from vintage buttons or the pages from old books. My accessories always try to combine my love of fashion with my love of craft - usually with a bit of ephemera thrown in for good measure!

I work for a UK high…

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  • Joined January 20, 2010

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cotton, paper, varnish, thread, brooch back, vintage fabric, scrap fabric, felt, stuffing, buttons

About

Welcome to Ringmasters Boutique – a collection of handmade quirky accessories, jewellery and housewares.

My name is Nicola and I started my own little brand of accessories after finishing a fashion design degree at university in 2009. After several years of pattern cutting and sewing clothes I am having a break and enjoying making accessories for a while. Because of my background in fashion and a lifelong love of fabrics and buttons almost all of my items are made from textiles. I always try to recycle within my work as much as possible, using vintage and scrap fabrics whenever I can and creating mixed media pieces from vintage buttons or the pages from old books. My accessories always try to combine my love of fashion with my love of craft - usually with a bit of ephemera thrown in for good measure!

I work for a UK high street fashion designer and make items for my own brand in my spare time. I am currently stocked in 3 shops in the UK but get in touch if you are interested in stocking any of my items.

My mum was the one that got me into sewing and we still sew a lot together now and share stalls at craft fairs. Her Etsy shop is Cottonlilycrafts and she makes a brilliant range of textile homewares and gifts.

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