DianeShawSilkGifts

100% One-off, Exclusive, Designed & Handmade in the UK

Chichester, England 92 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (29)

DianeShawSilkGifts

100% One-off, Exclusive, Designed & Handmade in the UK

Chichester, England | 92 Sales

Diane Plowright

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Diane Plowright

Announcement    "Thank you! I LOOOOOVE the clutch I bought from you! Carried it at my wedding reception! " Julie Fox (nee Holley)

Do you want to encourage local enterprise and buy something that IS actually handmade in the UK ? Everything is designed and hand crafted by Diane Shaw Silks in her studio in West Sussex, England, nothing is outsourced nor mass produced in a factory in India. Unlike many, many items now sold on Etsy that claim to be handmade and from the UK....

Do you want to stand out from the crowd? I ONLY sell one-off items, exclusively handmade in my UK studio - unique really does mean unique in this shop.

Do you want to order easily and safely without suffering the crowded/hot/cold/wet high street and only finding mass produced gifts everywhere you go? You can order something totally unique, expertly and professionally handmade by the designer herself, for a fair price, and all from the comfort of your armchair!!

Why have cotton, when you can have silk?! It's a much stronger, durable and luxurious fabric, and NOT EXPENSIVE in my shop Everything is amazingly good value, considering the craftsmanship, time and care that goes into each UNIQUE piece.

Go on.... treat yourself or your friends !

"Once again so beautifully made, always beautiful wrapped with care. I recommend Diane to everyone, such love and care can been seen in the way her items are made. Will be back soon xx"
Wendy Ashton (best customer !)

From 30 July 2019 my prices will have to be increased slightly to take into account Etsy's new policy of 'Free Shipping', which really means 'Shipping Included'. My prices have therefore stayed the same, but just include the shipping cost.


Official website : http://www.dianeshawsilks.co.uk
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DianeShawSilks
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dianeshawsilks/

Announcement

Last updated on 03 Aug, 2019

"Thank you! I LOOOOOVE the clutch I bought from you! Carried it at my wedding reception! " Julie Fox (nee Holley)

Do you want to encourage local enterprise and buy something that IS actually handmade in the UK ? Everything is designed and hand crafted by Diane Shaw Silks in her studio in West Sussex, England, nothing is outsourced nor mass produced in a factory in India. Unlike many, many items now sold on Etsy that claim to be handmade and from the UK....

Do you want to stand out from the crowd? I ONLY sell one-off items, exclusively handmade in my UK studio - unique really does mean unique in this shop.

Do you want to order easily and safely without suffering the crowded/hot/cold/wet high street and only finding mass produced gifts everywhere you go? You can order something totally unique, expertly and professionally handmade by the designer herself, for a fair price, and all from the comfort of your armchair!!

Why have cotton, when you can have silk?! It's a much stronger, durable and luxurious fabric, and NOT EXPENSIVE in my shop Everything is amazingly good value, considering the craftsmanship, time and care that goes into each UNIQUE piece.

Go on.... treat yourself or your friends !

"Once again so beautifully made, always beautiful wrapped with care. I recommend Diane to everyone, such love and care can been seen in the way her items are made. Will be back soon xx"
Wendy Ashton (best customer !)

From 30 July 2019 my prices will have to be increased slightly to take into account Etsy's new policy of 'Free Shipping', which really means 'Shipping Included'. My prices have therefore stayed the same, but just include the shipping cost.


Official website : http://www.dianeshawsilks.co.uk
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DianeShawSilks
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dianeshawsilks/

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(29)

About

Silk Upcycling!

Having loved my time working with silks at a bespoke lampshade workshop in Brighton, on the south coast of England, I decided to branch out on my own. I noticed that quite a lot of the offcuts from the lampshades were being thrown out.... so I decided to act! The owner allowed me to carry these huge bags of material scraps home and I discovered that there were all sorts of pieces of beautiful silk - from organza to ornately embroidered high end fashion silks by top interior designers - in all shapes and sizes - to sort through. I could then begin creating my own little works of art... everything I make is a one-off, never to be repeated, and totally exclusive to Diane Shaw Silks.

Using hand embroidery, beadwork and crotchet, I embellish many of the pieces I make, and I've also recently started weaving small pieces of my own silk fabric on a small table loom, which is great fun!

I accept both private and trade commissions, and have completed projects for the prestigious London embroidery company Hawthorne & Heaney to create bespoke pieces, including for London Fashion Week. To see samples of this work, please visit: http://www.londonhandembroidery.com/hawthorne-heaney-for-a-v-robertson/

Shop members

  • Diane Plowright

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I trained as a bespoke silk lampshade maker with a major British company supplying international designers. I 'upcycle' the gorgeous silk remnants, weave my own original pieces, add embroidery and other embellishments to make luxurious one-off items.

Shop policies

Last updated on 03 August, 2019
Welcome to Diane Shaw Silks! I love creating beautiful things from silk and in 2015 I decided to sell some of them here on Etsy. My bespoke 100% silk cushion/pillow covers, bags, jewellery and other items are completely unique in that they do not form part of a 'collection', nor are they mass produced;

All items are individually handmade by me in my workshop in West Sussex, England to the highest standard of workmanship, using only the finest silk fabrics, silk threads and trimmings. All are one-off items which will not be duplicated.

I trained as a maker of bespoke silk lampshades at the excellent 'Shade Above' workshop in Brighton, an established company who supply top international designers. By 'upcycling' the gorgeous silk remnants of this trade I have created a unique collection of pieces inspired by the shapes and colours of the individual fabric pieces themselves and to which I have added my own original hand woven silk fabric pieces, silk embroidery and other embellishments.

I am a designer-maker listed in the Homes and Gardens Magazine and UKHandmade Directories, I have also been featured in the UKHandmade Designer Maker Showcase. I accept both private and trade commissions, and have completed several projects for the prestigious London embroidery company Hawthorne & Heaney to create bespoke pieces, most recently for London Fashion Week. To see samples of this work, please visit: http://www.londonhandembroidery.com/hawthorne-heaney-for-a-v-robertson/

Visit my website for even more items for sale and for more information on the care of silk: www.dianeshawsilks.co.uk

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
As these are one-off items I'm afraid I do not accept returns unless the item is defective(not if damaged in the post without insurance). In the unlikely event of a defect the item must be returned insured and undamaged, otherwise no refund will be made. If a replacement is requested, you may have to allow 28 days for a similar item to be made and posted. Postage will be charged on all items exchanged that were sold as 'Free Postage', and the postage element of a item that was sold as 'Free Postage' will not be refunded.
Payment
All payments can be either through Paypal or Etsy Direct Pay for security reasons for both the buyer and seller. All currencies and credit cards are accepted, and all currency is converted at the current rate.

Items will not be shipped until your payment has cleared.

Once your order has been accepted and shipped it cannot be cancelled.
Delivery
All ready items will be mailed within 3-5 business days after I have received payment. With Etsy's new policy of 'Free Shipping' from 30 July 2019, all non-UK items will now be shipped by Standard Delivery. UK buyers will still receive their items by 1st class delivery. If you need an item for a special occasion, or by a specific date please use the Special Delivery option when ordering. I cannot be responsible for damages or lost items during the delivery. Insurance on the order will be an additional fee. However, Custom Orders will take up to 28 days to deliver after payment and will include insurance in the shipping cost. Damages in transit must be notified on day of delivery, risk passes to the purchaser once delivery is accepted.
Additional policies and FAQs
All measurements given are approximate. Colours may not exactly match those on the website.
Privacy
I value privacy and very rarely send out mailings to previous customers. If a customer wants to keep in touch on a regular basis please 'Favourite' my shop and Etsy should keep you informed of any updates or additions to the shop.