Cambridge, United Kingdom | 2389 Sales



Cambridge, United Kingdom 2389 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Last updated on Mar 24, 2019

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Handmade accessories, cards and gifts from Cambridge

Claireabellemakes began in July 2012 in Cambridge, UK.

My vibrant home city constantly inspires me and challenges me to be creative. The cobbled streets are filled with bicycles and historic buildings and the hustle and bustle of the river boats are surrounded by flower-filled meadows. I work from home in a quiet studio space by the river and ride my bicycle wherever I go.

Claireabellemakes is not just about the products as wearable items. My products communicate life in Cambridge and the moments or things I find inspiring about my city. I guess you could say it’s a piece of me. Each item has a connection to my everyday life and surroundings and being able to share a part of such a beautiful place feels pretty special. The bicycle bracelets capture my daily cycles around the city and the floral rings take me back to flower filled meadows along the colleges. The Scrabble inspired makes not only share my word geek side, they also capture the academic, bookish nature of my home town.

I strive to source good quality supplies so I am able to provide durable, yet affordable products. I get excited by the possibilities to transform my inspirations into a gift or personal item that can be treasured and worn with love. I want people to know the story of why I made it. I can’t think of anything more satisfying that passing on a little piece of my city through a handmade item.

In addition to my Etsy store, I also write a creative blog where I share DIYs, handmade finds, business and lifestyle tips and snippets of my life in Cambridge including pretty bike rides! I strongly advocate the handmade lifestyle and use my blog as a platform to share this passion and connect with fellow makers.

For behind the scenes sneak peeks and special offers, sign up to my mailing list at this link:

Shop members

  • Claire

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Production partners

  • Printing Service

    Leeds, England

    I work with an ace manufacturer based in Leeds to create some of my designs.

  • Bespoke Laser UK

    Wales, United Kingdom

    I chose to work with Laura at Bespoke Laser UK as she supports creatives across the United Kingdom and is passionate about helping designers produce innovative products. Laura helps me to create custom shapes for my designs.

  • Printer

    Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    I work with a fantastic UK based printer to ensure my stationery and print designs use the most up to date and environmentally friendly processes. We work together to find the best card and ink quality.

  • YEAH Laser

    Brighton, England

    Laser cutting studio in Brighton, UK

Shop policies

Last updated on October 17, 2017

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If your item is incorrect or damaged, please contact me within 14 days of delivery to discuss a possible refund or exchange.

Unfortunately I am unable to offer refunds on postage costs.
I use Etsy Direct Checkout which means I can accept payments using credit cards, Paypal and Etsy gift cards.
All items are packaged by hand and will be sent once payment is received, within the shipping time specified on the item.

Postage prices are as estimated by Royal Mail. Shipping is always standard First Class delivery unless otherwise stated. International orders will be sent by International Standard Mail. Tracking numbers are not provided unless a shipping upgrade is purchased.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am more than happy to take custom and bulk orders, so please contact me with your requirements. If you are stockist interested in wholesale, please email me via claireabellemakes [!at] to request a wholesale catalogue.