rebecca allen's Profile

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Hi and thanks for taking the time to visit my shop. My name is Rebecca and I have been selling antiques and vintage jewellery and other items online for 5 years now.

I have a wide and varied background in jewellery and it is one of the passions in my life. I studied jewellery at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and am a qualified and skilled silversmith. I spent 15 years of my career honing these skills and expertise. Although I have hung up my blowtorch as a professional tool, I still keep my hand in with some personal crafting for family and friends!

I owned and managed a very successful gallery, Kettle of Fish, in the Lanes district of Norwich for eight years. I sold my own work and that of other crafts people from all over the region. Due to changes in the economy and the arrival of a large, soulless shopping centre I…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 26
  • Joined December 16, 2006

Favorite materials

silver, titanium, glass, paste

Shop

rebstuff1
KETTLE OF FISH

About

Hi and thanks for taking the time to visit my shop. My name is Rebecca and I have been selling antiques and vintage jewellery and other items online for 5 years now.

I have a wide and varied background in jewellery and it is one of the passions in my life. I studied jewellery at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and am a qualified and skilled silversmith. I spent 15 years of my career honing these skills and expertise. Although I have hung up my blowtorch as a professional tool, I still keep my hand in with some personal crafting for family and friends!

I owned and managed a very successful gallery, Kettle of Fish, in the Lanes district of Norwich for eight years. I sold my own work and that of other crafts people from all over the region. Due to changes in the economy and the arrival of a large, soulless shopping centre I made the decision to close the shop and turn my attention online.

Throughout this time I always had an interest in antiques. I have always had a unique eye for a bargain and things of beauty and I made the decision to use these together my skills and experience as a craftsperson to branch out into the antique and vintage market. This has been an incredibly positive and thoroughly enjoyable journey. I genuinely get a thrill out of finding a bargain, researching its history and finding it a new home for it to be loved and cherished by a whole new generation.

I have wider experience in the antiques trade having worked as an appraiser and consultant for a local auction house. I have also bought and sold at many antiques fairs, in particular at Covent Garden’s Antique Market in London.

On a personal level I love Georgian jewellery, abstract/contemporary jewellery and studio pottery. I get great enjoyment out of photography and love spending time wandering around the beautiful Norfolk countryside with my camera taking weird and wonderful pictures.

I have three shops on etsy, this shop is mostly vintage jewellery and curios and the other two: ' www.etsy.com/shop /rebstuff2 ' antique jewellery and ' www.etsy.com/shop/eyespyjewellery ' which is my creations.

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