Storytelling jewellery & handmade accessories

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom | 1093 Sales


Storytelling jewellery & handmade accessories

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom 1093 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Lucy Barry

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Lucy Barry


Let your outfit tell a story!

Hi there, I’m Lucy, the colourful designer/maker here at Smile & Make. I create storytelling jewellery and handmade accessories to add colour and charm to your outfits. I believe in dressing up everyday, wearing what makes you happy, surrounding yourself in colour and letting your outfit tell a story!

My designs are fun, colourful and eclectic, just like my style, and you’ll find jewellery in the shape of everything from pretty floral wreaths to retro record players, sparkly rainbows to soda pop bottles! Many of my designs are inspired by personal memories too. After sadly losing my incredible husband Michael to a brain tumour at the too young age of 35, I have used making and creativity as an outlet to stay positive and as a way to turn precious memories of our happiness into lasting little pieces of art which can be worn everyday.

All of my jewellery designs start as an illustration I draw based on a happy memory or something I love, which are then laser cut in an array of different colours and textures of acrylic. I hand paint all of the details and assemble all of the little pieces in my home studio in Staffordshire in the UK. The finished jewellery is then wrapped up with love and packaged in a prettily decorated parcel before winging it’s way to you!

As well as designing jewellery, I love to sew and you will also find handmade accessories here, from colourful clutch bags to jazzy zip pouches. I also love to make my own clothes and for a time I sold Made To Order dresses in my shop, but I have decided to take a break from this side of the business for now, although I may still add very occasional listings for handmade dresses.

I also raise money for brain tumour research through a dedicated fund in Michael’s memory with The Brain Tumour Charity. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and under 40s, yet receive less than 2% of the national spend on cancer research in the UK, and so we need every penny we can raise to help fund research in the hope that there might one day be a cure for this cruel disease. A donation from every item you buy from Smile & Make will go to The Brain Tumour Charity: The Michael Barry Fund so you can help support an incredibly important cause. You can find out more about Michael's fund at

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  • Lucy Barry

    Owner, Designer, Maker

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Last updated on Oct 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Order Processing

Orders will be processed and shipped within 3-5 business days. If you need your order to be processed faster than this, please do get in touch before you order and I will do my best to accommodate your request.

UK Shipping

All orders in the UK are sent by Royal Mail First Class standard post, with the exception of any items with Free Shipping which are sent by Royal Mail Second Class standard Post. You can also upgrade to the Signed For service at checkout if tracking is required.

International Shipping

I ship internationally!

Small orders of pin badges, patches, tote bags & notebooks will be sent by Royal Mail International Standard post, with the option to upgrade to the International Tracked & Signed service at checkout if tracking is required.

All other orders will be sent by Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed post, and you will receive tracking information when your order is despatched.

Please be aware that international shipments may be subject to customs and duty fees which will be the customer’s responsibility.

Care instructions

All of the jewellery in my shop is assembled by me by hand, including painting in the little details, and as such there may be very minor differences between each item which adds to the handmade charm and character of the piece.

To look after your piece, avoid contact with water, perfume and lotions when wearing the jewellery as this may cause discolouration. Clean with a soft dry cloth and store out of direct sunlight.

Your jewellery will hopefully last you for many years, but they are fragile so please be careful and try not to drop your pieces as they may break!