Rebecca Allen's Profile

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…

Read more

  • Female
  • Born on August 26
  • Joined February 2, 2012

Favorite materials

silver, paste

Shop

rebstuff2
Antique Treasure Chest

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 antique jewellery and curios and the other two: ' rebstuff1 ' is vintage jewellery and ' eyespyjewellery ' which is my own creations.

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?