CrystalOrchard

JB & CO - Crystal Orchard

Cheltenham, England

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JB & CO - Crystal Orchard is the home of Beautiful Handmade Decorative, Meaningful, Gemstone Gift creations, inspired by nature and influenced by meaning, myths and legend. Bringing together exciting, colour tones and beautiful textures I create individual one off pieces that not only look beautiful but can have a message or meaning to them as well.

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Last updated on 02 Sep, 2021

Spend £40 or more and receive 30% off your total spend!!!
Spend £55 or more and receive 40% off your total spend!!!
Across the whole store! Jewellery and Wall Hangings included.

JB & CO - Crystal Orchard is the home of Beautiful Handmade Decorative, Meaningful, Gemstone Gift creations, inspired by nature and influenced by meaning, myths and legend. Bringing together exciting, colour tones and beautiful textures I create individual one off pieces that not only look beautiful but can have a message or meaning to them as well.

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About CrystalOrchard

Sales 81
On Etsy since 2013

Hi my name is Joanne Benson. From an early age I’ve been creating things. Whatever I was doing it always had to involve making something from nothing. Usually bits of paper ready for the bin or scraps of material scrounged from my mum. I feel I was one of those lucky girls who knew very early on in life what they wanted to do when they grew up, become an Artist! So after gaining a HND in Art & Design I ended up making hats and jewellery for a living. In the early 1990’s I found myself doing craft fairs and going to exhibitions’ with my creations and loving every minute of it. But soon life and reality started to carve cracks in my little creative bubble and all those grown up things like, the mortgage and marriage suddenly took over. A ‘sensible job’ was found and my creative wings were well and truly clipped. Suddenly I was wearing a leash of domestication with pride. Still creating things but now I was home making and nesting. 25 years on, I suddenly found myself struck down with a chronic arthritic condition that affected me so badly I was unable to work and function normally. To keep myself from going insane I rediscovered my love and passion for art and crafts. Once again I started creating things and loved it. I found when I immersed myself in my creativity; it helped me to forget about the pain I was in, if only for a little while. But the more I created the more pain relief I made for myself. Creative making re-entered my life and I found a new passion for gemstones and their meanings and healing properties. I had discovered my own therapy and realised how much I needed it in my life. So now here I find myself building my own business. I am the resident artist of Crystal Orchard and design and create all the beautiful pieces available.

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  • Joanne Benson

    Owner, Designer / Maker

    Hi, I am the designer & maker of the creations here at Crystal Orchard. Most items made are one off individual pieces that have been inspired by nature and created with love and meaning.

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