CIJ Featured Shop: Billie Makes
Belinda from Billie Makes is a lady of many talents! She makes jewellery, including bridal wear as well as small sewn items such as make up bags, handbags, tote bags, phone/ipad and kindle cases and her new line of tableware items: coasters and placemats.
As of the end of April 2015, Belinda retired from her full time job and is now able to devote all her time to sewing and developing new patterns for all the lovely ideas currently rattling around her brain
Belinda became interested in making a jewellery a few years ago while on holiday with her husband who was recovering from a major illness. The local beading shop was running some courses and as they say the rest is history.
Belinda’s range of designer jewellery covers both end of the market, she uses both glass and genuine gemstones many with the added benefit of sterling silver. During the later part of 2013, she started to make phone cases and iPad covers and these have now been joined with bags and purses. The materials for these are often sourced whilst out and about either around the Bristol area but also in the lovely county of Devon. Belinda only buys small amounts of fabrics, so many of her creations are truly unique and one of a kind.
You can get 20% off any purchases overe £7.50 in Belinda’s shop throughout July – www.BillieMakes.etsy.com – just use the code ‘ETSYCIJ15’.