Hamespuns

Wooden jewellery and gifts, handmade in Fife, Scotland

Burntisland, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2014

Hamespuns

Wooden jewellery and gifts, handmade in Fife, Scotland

Burntisland, United Kingdom | 519 Sales

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About Hamespuns

Sales 519
On Etsy since 2014

Jewelry and gifts handmade in Scotland from local woods and driftwood...my own wee cottage industry!

Hamespuns is a big deal to me; my first venture! I have always made things; this passion led me to study Design and Applied Arts at degree level, and into a career teaching Craft & Design at high school. But Hamespuns is my first foray into making my 'hamespuns' (see definition below!) a business.

For the last eight years, I have either been pregnant, nursing a newborn or running around after a toddler! When my youngest reached nursery/kindegarten age, and already back in teaching part time, I was finally able to find more hours for crafts and making. After testing the water (and my confidence!) with a few local craft fairs, I started the Etsy shop to see if I could reach a wider audience from my home in Scotland.

I am passionate about traditional crafts - particularly woodwork and silversmithing - and equally passionate about natural materials and found objects (especially flotsam and driftwood). I try and incorporate these various passions into my products, which more than often involve the use of local woods or driftwood from my local beaches.

Some people ask where the name comes from. 'Hame' is Scots for 'home', and a 'hamespun' means a product which is spun or made at home (hame). In the traditional definition, 'spun' refers to wool; in our case, it's a nod to spinning wood on the lathe - a shared passion of my husband and me!

Thanks for reading. If you have any feedback or comments, or if I can help in any way at all, please do get in touch.

Kirsty x

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  • Kirsty

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a mum of three young kids, and a passionate maker of craft objects. I trained in furniture design at art college, and work as a part time teacher of Craft & Design at high school. I am always happy to discuss making bespoke items to order.

  • The Better Half

    Mentor, Sounding Board, Emotional Support!

    My husband is a product designer, trained cabinetmaker and experienced woodturner (turning self-taught since age 11). He is obsessed with trees, timber and craft process; always ready to help out, encourage, critique, problem-solve and motivate me!

  • The Wee Ones

    Learning From Mum And Dad, Distracting Mum And Dad, Laughing At Mum And Dad

    At ages 4, 6 and 8, these three are my world. Fortunately they like making things as much as their mum and dad. Always on hand to oil wood, sweep-up, hold an end or cut the Sellotape...Three wee stars :-)

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Last updated on Aug 1, 2016
Frequently asked questions
I want to be able to track international shipping; can you offer this too?

On most listings, we offer Royal Mail 'International Standard' to keep shipping costs as reasonable as possible, without compromising timescale. If you wish to upgrade to 'International Tracked & Signed', just message me before purchasing and I will provide an accurate price for this.

I am in the UK and need the item urgently! How quickly can you get it to me?

I pride myself on dispatching items quickly, and usually use First Class mail (see listings for details).
But if you need a guaranteed delivery date, please feel free to drop me a message before purchasing. I will gladly advise how quickly the item can be dispatched, and also agree on the best delivery upgrade (e.g. 'Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm').

I love this item, but need a pair for each bridesmaid! Can you help?

Of course! I make all my products here, and accept bespoke orders. If you want to buy matching/multiple sets of anything, please just message me and I can confirm what's possible, and a timescale.