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Jewellery workshop at Studio Cotton - 23rd March 2019

Amanda Taylor
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Many thanks to everyone who attended my first stamped metal jewellery workshop in Bristol this year. Studio Cotton hosted us in their beautiful millennial pink workspace in central Bristol, I wish I’d got more snaps of this lovely space!

If you’re interested in attending or hosting a metal stamped jewellery workshop please do get in touch. Are you a bride looking to make bridesmaids gifts or wedding favours? I am happy to host hen parties to craft your own stamped jewellery.

What workshops would you like me to host for you? Have you any ideas for possible venues? Do let me know!

-Amanda x

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A new jewellery workshop at Studio Cotton, Bristol - Saturday 23rd March 2019

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Pouss hand stamped silver initial tags
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I’m pleased to announce a new workshop date to craft your own hand stamped silver initial tag necklace. Join me on 23rd March 2019 at Studio Cotton, this gorgeous central space in Bristol is worth it for the Instagram photo opportunities alone!

Limited tickets are available from my shop now, I teach in small groups so that there’s lots of time for questions and for me to help you if you need it. Don’t worry if you’re coming on your own, this workshop is very relaxed and we have plenty of time for me to support you making something beautiful to take home.

No previous experience is necessary, the technique for making is very straightforward. We will start to practice on aluminium, making our own stamped cuff bangle. Then we will move onto stamping onto sterling silver, creating three initials to hang on your necklace.

If you know someone who would be interested in joining in do feel free to give them a tag in the comments below. I hope to see you soon.

-Amanda x

Etsy Made Local Market in Bristol 1st December 2018

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Pouss Jewellery Design Etsy Made Local market Bristol City Hall 1st December 2018

Many thanks to everyone who braved the weather and turned up for the annual Etsy Made Local Market held this year in Bristol in City Hall on College Green. Having lived in Bristol for a number of years I still can’t believe this was the first time I’d ever been into City Hall!

The beautiful high ceiling space was filled with local designer makers, 60 different sellers showcasing their work each day over the weekend. I was so impressed with the curation of the range of work by the Bristol Etsy Team, everything fitted together perfectly to make one large giant pop up market of gorgeous lustworthy gifts.

Pouss Jewellery Design Etsy Made Local Gift Market 2018 Bristol

As well as selling my jewellery I picked up a couple of gorgeous ceramic art pieces by Bird Can Fox (a snake and a pink shell dish), a giant massive roll out poster by Dixon does Doodles and brooches from Little Paisley Designs. My assistant on the day, Beth, had a mid-afternoon spend-a-thon with Nellies Treasures gorgeous children’s wall hangings and Victoria Williams covetable earrings. We could have easily spent a lot more, but these were just gifts for ourselves!

I also am delighted with my beautiful blooms on my stall created by the lovely Lucy Coco Floristry. Lucy created gorgeous vintage pastel posies for me, hand tied in glass jars and even added in my favourite things at the moment, dried flowers.

I loved meeting you all and thank you for coming to support myself and the Etsy Bristol community. In this world where we are overwhelmed with buying choices I’m always grateful when someone chooses to support my small business. So thank you again, it does mean a lot to me to be able to keep making and dreaming up new ideas.

What a wonderful weekend, it’s a shame it was all over so soon! Roll on next year’s Etsy Made Local market in Bristol. I will no doubt be popping up somewhere else very shortly to sell in person, updates will be here on the blog.

-Amanda x

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Pouss Jewellery Design Etsy Made Local Gift Market 2018 Bristol City Hall display stand

Hand stamped Jewellery workshop at Etsy Made Local Bristol - 1st and 2nd December 2018

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Pouss Jewellery workshop Etsy Made Local 2018

Etsy Made Local in Bristol kicked off this weekend and I had a brilliant time teaching my workshop group how to make their own hand stamped silver necklaces. Along with the Made Local market with 60 sellers each day, I hosted a workshop to teach how to made stamped silver initial necklaces.

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Pouss Etsy Made Local jewellery workshop 2018

Everyone made some gorgeous silver necklaces to take away along with a handful of aluminium cuff bangle bracelets too. I love seeing how everyone’s style evolves and is so different even though we all had the same tools and materials.

Many thanks to the Bristol Etsy Team for hosting this weekend and having me in to do my workshop in the historic City Hall on College Green, Bristol.

If you’re interested in future workshops or would like me to host one in your space please do get in touch.

-Amanda x

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Jewellery workshop hand stamped Etsy Made Local Bristol 2018


New in the shop - silver charm jewellery

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New jewellery pieces have hit the shop this week and I’m thrilled to finally have two of my most popular necklaces in a different colourway. Little bee charms and monstera leaves in silver tone are up for grabs now in the shop - although my run this time is limited online!

If you’re joining me at the Etsy Made Local market in Bristol on Saturday 1st December, I will have a few of these special necklaces available too.

-Amanda x

Pop up shop with Meggie's - Saturday 24th November 2018 12-4pm

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I’m excited to be popping up with the beautiful gift store Meggie’s in Stow-on-the-Wold very soon. Come and see me in store hand making your personalised initial silver jewellery orders, especially for you, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold.

Meggie’s is a treasure trove of gorgeous gifts, stationery, homeware and beauty, all carefully selected and sourced by Meg. Supporting independent and handmade businesses is a big part of Meggie’s, showcased through a rotation of unique workshops and popups each month featuring local artists and designers. Be sure to check out their Facebook page to see what events are coming up next.

I’m delighted to be popping up on Saturday 24th November from 12 noon to 4pm to make personalised jewellery gifts in store. Choose your initials to be hand stamped onto silver or rose gold to make beautiful keepsake accessories for gifting, or as a treat for yourself.

Come and join me at:

Meggie’s

The Old Forge

Church Street

Stow-on-the-Wold

GL54 1BE

Hope to see you there!

-Amanda x

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Etsy Made Local Market Bristol - Saturday 1st December 10am to 4pm

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Come and buy from me in person on Saturday 1st December 2018 at the Bristol Etsy Made Local Market. This is your only opportunity to buy from my range in Bristol this festive season, along with 50 other local independent Etsy designers and makers.

City Hall on College Green is a historic landmark right in the heart of Bristol’s centre, sitting at the bottom of the famous Park Street. Doors will open at 10am for the Etsy Made Local Market, a unique shopping event giving you the chance to buy gorgeous gifts from independent local brands and stores.

From 10am to 1pm my silver personalisation station will be open, any personalised silver initial orders placed in this time will be made for you while you wait. This is an exclusive service I’ll be offering only at Etsy Made Local on Saturday 1st December from 10am to 1pm.

Or do you fancy making your own necklace? Join me at the Etsy Made Local Market workshop area at 2pm for a workshop to learn how to make your own custom silver initial tag necklace. Tickets are still available through my shop.

Hope to see you at this special event in Bristol very soon - let me know if you’re coming by RSVP-ing here.

-Amanda x

Christmas 2018 last posting dates

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Christmas 2018 is creeping up so fast, if you want your jewellery to be delivered in time for gift giving season please make sure your order is placed before:

UK mainland - Friday 14th December 2018

Rest of the world - Tuesday 4th December 2018

Don’t forget that you can also buy from me in person at my one and only market event with Etsy Made Local Bristol, Saturday 1st December 2018 at City Hall, College Green, Bristol.

-Amanda x

Workshops - handmade personalised jewellery, make your own hand stamped necklace this Christmas

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I’m excited to be hosting workshops again this year in the lead up to Christmas 2018. Would you like to make your own hand stamped silver initial necklace?

As part of Bristol’s Etsy Made Local Market 2018 I will be hosting two workshops over the weekend to teach you how to make your own beautiful personalised initial necklace. Handmade jewellery makes a perfect gift, come along and make something gorgeous as a present or as a lovely treat for yourself.

Thank you to the Etsy Bristol Team for hosting this event and a thanks in advance to Lucy Coco Floristry who will be providing some absolutely gorgeous blooms to decorate my lovely workshop space.

I hope that you will come and join me for an afternoon of creating at this festive time, I may even bring mince pies!

To book your space on a workshop please purchase your space from my shop.

-Amanda x

My workshop at the Bristol Etsy Team pop up shop in November 2016

My workshop at the Bristol Etsy Team pop up shop in November 2016

Make your own personalised initial necklace in my workshop this December 2018

Make your own personalised initial necklace in my workshop this December 2018


House of Fraser Handmade High Street Pop Up Shop - a collaboration with Made in Bristol shops

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From 27th July to 29th July 2018 I was delighted to be invited to the Made in Bristol Shops collaboration with House of Fraser, Cabot Circus, Bristol to become part of the Handmade High Street. For one weekend four Bristol based designer makers, including me, sold our work at House of Fraser in a pop up shop run by Made in Bristol Shops. 

Made in Bristol Shops you may remember from their former home in Quakers Friar, Cabot Circus and famous Colston Hall Gift Market at Christmas time. I was thrilled to be invited to collaborate on the Handmade High Street concept, a cause I am passionate about to help to promote small local creative businesses.

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I sold a capsule collection of my 'bestsellers' pieces of jewellery, pretty charms galore and my favourite marble gemstone howlite jewellery too. I was in good company, having fellow designers Ceridwen Designs, Dakota Rae Dust and Girl & Bird together in the pop up shop. Even though our styles are unique the shop looked beautiful, we took our time to carefully curate everything together on Thursday evening to make sure it looked as gorgeous as it could be. 

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Many thanks to those of you who came to browse and shop with us this weekend. The Handmade High Street was a success, it's so lovely that the shoppers of Bristol support buying local and unique products. I loved meeting so many of you who popped in to say hello and shop, familiar faces and new ones too. And a massive thanks to House of Fraser too for supporting us too. 

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Look out for more Handmade High Street pop ups this Autumn 2018. We loved it so much that we are in planning to do it all over again very soon.

-Amanda x

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Cheeseplant necklace - pre-order now open

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Monstera Deliciosa, the cheeseplant - in necklace form. You won't even need to water this one (in fact, I recommend that you don't). 

Add a touch of tropical to your accessories, this gold delicate charm is on a fine quality 18 inch gold filled fine necklace chain (as are all of my necklaces). 

- gold tone monstera leaf charm (approx. 10mm wide)
- quality 18 inch gold filled necklace chain
- gift boxed and wrapped
- free UK delivery (first class)

Your necklace comes gift boxed, wrapped in pastel tissue paper and with confetti. All posted in a signature Pouss printed posting box. Delivery within UK is free (standard first class delivery excluding P.O boxes). 

Available for pre-order and will be in stock ready for posting week commencing 11th June 2018. If you would like to be the first to be notified just add your email below and I'll send you a message when this necklace is available. 

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Bristol Etsy Made Local Market 2nd December 2017

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A one stop shop for all of your Christmas gifts - sounds too good to be true? Bristol's finest independent artisan shops and businesses will be together for one day only to help you solve your Christmas gift list. Head down to the M Shed this Saturday to discover presents and treats from over 50 independent local designers and makers as part of Etsy Made Local 2017. Ranging from ceramics, jewellery, stationery, cards and fashion, this will be a treasure trove of local talent and thoughtfully made pieces that will be sure to delight this Christmas. 

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Bristol Etsy Made Local 2016

I've picked out my favourites that you will be able to find at the market this weekend, if you're there quick (I'm sure these will sell out). 

 

Bird Can Fox - Recent collaborations with Anthropologie have made her treasures in porcelain and ceramic even more sought after. Be quick to get your paws on one of these beautiful handmade pieces, definitely one you won't want to gift away, keep this for yourself!

Bird Can Fox ceramic cat figurines 

Bird Can Fox ceramic cat figurines 

Little Paisley Designs - Attempt to not buy the whole stall, I dare you. I love Ellie's 2018 calendar and fridge magnets, but to be honest I could easily swipe up everything. 

Sunshine for Breakfast - Cheerful motivation can be lacking in these winter months. Pep yourself up with some feel good inspirational prints and cards for your work desk. Or gift to someone who needs a little sunshine in their life. 

Sunshine for Breakfast

Sunshine for Breakfast

Pipistrelle Design - My thing for ceramics runs deep, I can't resist these beautiful porcelain mushrooms. So tactile and even more stunning in real life, the feel of porcelain in your hands really is wonderful. 

Hello Harriet - Cat and dog lovers rejoice, hand illustrated goodies for your furry pals or pet fans in general. Go crazy for the prettiest pastels, hand lettering and illustrations from Bath based Harriet Gray. 

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Hello Harriett

Bristol Etsy Team are hosting Etsy Made Local on 2nd December from 10am to 4pm at M Shed, Wapping Wharf, Bristol. 

Amanda x 

Christmas gift guide

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With only 8 weeks until Christmas (yikes!), it's time to get organised for gift giving. Not sure where to begin? Here's a handy guide to gifting beautiful jewellery with a feel good factor, supporting my small independent business. Oh and gift wrapping is always free with every purchase from Pouss, so that's one less thing for you to to worry about. What are you waiting for, shop by clicking any of the images. 

Personalised jewellery makes a perfect gift that will be treasured. Using quality materials, each initial is hand stamped by me onto metal of your choice. Choose from beautiful rose gold or sterling silver. 

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Macrame workshop at The Forge and meeting Insta friends in real life

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I find the best solution for a lack of creativity is to try something completely different. When my Insta friend, Susana of Tent Living, told me that she would be in Bristol to host a workshop at the beautiful Forge, Bristol it was the perfect tonic to a frustrating period of writers and makers block. 

Macrame is the delicate art of knotting cord and/or string together to form patterns that come together to make wall hangings, plant pot holders, hammocks, room dividers, there are so many options. 

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Friendship bracelets were one of my teenage loves so I assumed macrame would be like a larger version of that. And I found that it was. Only my brain is not teenage anymore and riddled with 3 years of sleepless nights from a toddler. I had a real problem with left and right (who knew!). 

Regardless of this, Susana was such a fantastic, patient teacher. And I loved how even with the same set of instructions each student came out with a completely different type of macrame wall hanging. 

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When you concentrate on a series of knots it can get quite intense, concentration is definitely required. But stepping back to see the little knots become patterns and finally something quite satisfying and complete was wonderful. I'm not sure I've ever given myself 3 hours to just solely concentrate on tying knots, but it was a very calming experience. Some related it to knitting, the same momentum and relaxing rhythm of repetitive motion. 

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Have you ever met any online friends in real life? Susana and I met on Instagram through a follow Friday feature earlier this year, I loved her feed (minimal, pastels, beautifully telling the story of her making journey). In real life her creativity is infectious and she is bursting with wonderful ideas and talents (such as antique treasure hunting). We related over the creative frustrations of a the corporate world, realities of earning enough, being a good enough mother, having time to do it all, should we even be doing it all, insta mums, marketing - we packed a lot in to such a short time. And the wonderful thing about meeting people from online, you already feel like you know them. Conversations start off as if they are a continuation of something you started before. 

Isn't social media great? I bloody love Twitter. I'm not so sure about Instagram right now. But I should be more grateful to it as it has given me what I would now consider a real life and online friend. And a love of tying knots. 

-Amanda x

 

Free gift tags and gift wrap with your Pouss posting box

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Forgotten a present? Need a swift gift? Did you know that you can repurpose your Pouss posting box into a gift box? We've even given you free gift labels to print off to stick over your address label. Easy peasy. Print off your labels, grab some washi tape or sellotape and you're good to go. 

Download your free gift tag templates from the image below. Cut out the labels you would like to use. You can use ribbon or raffia to thread through the labels or if you're in a super hurry use some washi tape to attach your label to your Pouss jewellery box. 

Download your free gift tag templates from the image below. Cut out the labels you would like to use. You can use ribbon or raffia to thread through the labels or if you're in a super hurry use some washi tape to attach your label to your Pouss jewellery box. 

The larger size free label downloads will fit over your address label sticker, just use your washi tape or sellotape to stick down. Tie with ribbon or raffia if you have any. Get creative with writing your recipients name on the label, washi tape or box. Your gift is wrapped, you're ready to go!

The larger size free label downloads will fit over your address label sticker, just use your washi tape or sellotape to stick down. Tie with ribbon or raffia if you have any. Get creative with writing your recipients name on the label, washi tape or box. Your gift is wrapped, you're ready to go!

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Right click on the image above to save to your computer, then print off your labels in colour (or black and white if you prefer). 

Right click on the image above to save to your computer, then print off your labels in colour (or black and white if you prefer).