MagpieChique

Magpie Chique

Bristol, United Kingdom · 70 Sales

MagpieChique

Magpie Chique

Bristol, United Kingdom 70 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Winner of welsh artist of the year 2012 applied art award!
Stunningly eccentric fashion jewellery, beautifully individual fine silver jewellery, scintillating fascinators and the most delicate, ornate spoons!
Unique bespoke finery hand-crafted by Liz Simmons in her studio deep in the welsh hills. Come and admire the wonderful trinkets, jewellery and fascinators gathered in the Magpie's nest.
Perfect for exclusive objects of bodily adornment, unique gifts and tantilising keepsakes.
Come and be charmend by a tiding of magpies!

Announcement

Winner of welsh artist of the year 2012 applied art award!
Stunningly eccentric fashion jewellery, beautifully individual fine silver jewellery, scintillating fascinators and the most delicate, ornate spoons!
Unique bespoke finery hand-crafted by Liz Simmons in her studio deep in the welsh hills. Come and admire the wonderful trinkets, jewellery and fascinators gathered in the Magpie's nest.
Perfect for exclusive objects of bodily adornment, unique gifts and tantilising keepsakes.
Come and be charmend by a tiding of magpies!

Liz Simmons

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Liz Simmons

About

Funky unique accessories for every occassion!

Magpie Chique began with my discovery of jewellery making aged 11 when I was brought a box of beads for Christmas. From then on my life long love of sparkly twinkly things became a passion for jewellery making.
I started with beading and wire wrapped jewellery, then moved onto charm jewellery incorporating vintage elements and reworking items whenever possible.
Whilst attending University I began selling my unique hand made costume jewellery in a small independent jewellery and accessories shop in Bristol called RaRaRa.
During University I began taking part time silver smithing courses at Windmill hill city farm in Bristol; this was my first foray into working with silver.
Then, after University I began working in the jewellery retail sector in Pravins in Bristol and then Diana Porter in Bristol. These opportunities let me observe different approaches to design and fabrication and the myriads of different styles and forms of jewellery available on the market.
Concurrently I began studying my NOCN level 2 Jewellery design and silversmithing qualification at Bristol School of art. This was an invaluable experience, furthering my skill set and enabling me to learn and use a myriad of different techniques and equipment, such as enamelling, fold forming, and granulation, stone setting, and etching, reticulation, casting and discovering a love of spoon making.
I built up my set of tools and equipment, and began making things at home in my own time. Soon, I moved to Wales and began making more silver jewellery, and I developed branding, packaging and began approaching shops and galleries with my Silver work, I went on to create an Etsy shop and sell work both online and in retail settings.
I am now back in Shropshire, continuing to create silver pieces, but I am also making costume jewellery and fascinators.
I aim to provide interesting and quirky unique items of adornment for the discerning customer who wants something you won’t find in a chain store.
All products are hand made and unique, and incorporate vintage influences and components where available.
I try to recycle and reuse components where possible, and only source stones and metals from ethical sources.
My products draw influences from nature, incorporating organic forms and textures.
My silver products are influenced by the Japanese concept of 'Wabi-Sabi', which is that beauty is created by imperfection, the organic uniqueness of every hand made piece is what makes it beautiful.
My costume jewellery is funky, bright, eye catching and bold, with dangly charms and sparkly crystals, gold and silver plated elements and stunning chandelier necklaces.
Fascinators are bright, funky, quirky, eccentric and stunning! Incorporating feathers, flowers, birds, butterflies and sparkles!
My overall approach is a selection of products that are unique, funky and cool.

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  • Liz Simmons

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I've been making jewellery since the age of 11, and have built my passion into a business. Starting from beading, i now make costume charm based jewellery, silver and gold jewellery and fascinators! Accesssories really make an outfit stand out!

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