‘The Best Things Come In Small Packages’ – Shop Small

‘The best things come in small packages’ – does anyone agree? Whether that be a diamond ring or some magic stars, bigger doesn’t always mean better. I’m really excited to share with you today some small businesses which I love and creators I love supporting. It’s important now, more than ever, to shop small and it means the world when you choose a small creator for your purchase.

You know me well, so I’ll start with myself. Be sure to keep on reading though, you may find some incredible creations you just can’t leave on the shelf!

 

Me, myself and I:

I won’t take too long to introduce myself as you probably know who I am if you’re here! I’m Imogen and I do pet/people portraits as well as paintings and photography. I’m fairly new to the art world and had my first exhibition in October 2019 with Pier Road Coffee and Art Gallery. You can read all about it here! Very excitingly I have two paintings in an auction on my Twitter here, international bids accepted but be quick, it ends at 6pm tonight.

Shop here: https://www.facebook.com/pierroadcoffeeart/ and https://www.instagram.com/imarshallartwork/ @ImogenCWrites

Imogen Marshall's Work

Pier Road Coffee and Art Gallery:

Mike La-Traille and Lucy Harvey opened the gallery in 2017. Since then they have tried to work with as many other small businesses as possible, this allows them to be promoted on a wider scale along with the artists. The gallery runs a variety of events throughout each month, trying to cater for the tastes of different people. In November they were named ‘New Business of the Year 2019’ by Arun Business Partnership.

Shop here: https://www.pierroadcoffeeart.co.uk/ @pierroadcoffee

PierRoad

 

PippaMakes:

Hi I’m Pippa, I make dream catchers, cards featuring my original artwork, needle felt pictures amongst other things, you can find more details at Phigella.com or over at @pippamakes on Instagram.

Shop here: http://Phigella.com @phigella

PippaMakes

 

Victoria Austin:

Hi, I’m Victoria. A self taught digital artist, photographer and writer who is based in Devon in the UK. From digital art to photography and even digital art made out of photography, my work often has a nature or wildlife theme in mind. I am currently stocking A5 prints of my art and photography in the shop on my website… go take a look!

Shop here: victoriaaustin.co.uk/shop/htm @victoriaxaustin

Victoriaaustin

 

Lysa’s Jewellery:

Hi, I’m Alyssa and I’m a jewellery maker! I started back in march but now it has become one of my favourite ways to express creativity! I base my pieces around crystals and gemstones as I believe in their healing properties and connection to the earth.

Shop here: lysajewellery.com @lysajewellery

Lysa's Jewellery

 

Start With Daisies:

Hey! I’m Vicky and I created my little shop Start With Daisies last summer. I make polymer clay jewellery and art inspired by nature and I hope to bring joy to people with my creations.

Shop here: startwithdaisies.com @startwithdaisie

Start With Daisies

 

Crafty Bitch:

Hi I’m Luce! I starting making my own jewellery in lockdown as a hobby, I got encouraged my my friends to make an Instagram, I now have my own website and love making and coming up with new ideas.

Shop here: craftybitch.bigcartel.com @Craftyb1tch

Crafty Bitch

 

PlushiesByAlice:

Hi! My name is Alice and I have a small business named PlushiesByAlice where I sell handmade bat plushies. I run my business part-time alongside studying for my undergraduate university degree.

Shop here: etsy.com/uk/shop/PlushiesByAlice @handslikealice

PlushiesByAlice

 

Sunflowrdog:

Hi! I’m Jess and I run a small business called sunflowrdog art. I’m lucky enough to do what I love as my job, which is making resin art and earrings! My art is inspired by nature and magic.

Shop here: sunflowrdog.bigcartel.com @sunflowrdog

Sunflowrdog

 

Natalie Abbott Design:

Hey! I’m Natalie, I run a small business as Natalie Abbott Design. I mostly do flash sheets, I sell them via Etsy but I also offer custom flash sheets for personal use, tattoo use or gifts. I take a lot of inspiration from traditional tattoo styles along with music, films and nature.

Shop now: etsy.com/uk/shop/natalieabbottdesign @natalieadesign

Natalie Abbott Design

 

Honeyjpeg:

Hi I’m Zoey! I make resin art and run a small business called honeyjpeg! most of my art is inspired by a mix of mystical witch craft and delicate floral pieces. I make a range of trinket boxes, coffins, ashtrays, ouija boards n more as well as earrings and display pieces.

Shop here: etsy.com/uk/shop/honeyjpeg @yourmomjpeg

 

honeyjpeg

 

Aliston Designs:

Hey, I’m Amy and I make handmade cards, A4 pieces, bags and temporary tattoos which I design, print and hand cut myself! I enjoy it because it means each piece is unique! I also do canvas board paintings of seascapes which have been going really well lately

alistondesigns
SunshineLollipop:

Hi, I’m Danielle and I have always had a love for creativity and expressing yourself through art. Five years ago I taught myself to crochet and have been learning to perfect my craft ever since! I make fun garlands and pretty bags. I also take custom orders… with no restriction on the imagination! Crochet is a way to express yourself and to me, each item i make is a piece of art.

Shop here: sunshinelollipop.bigcartel.com @Danny_AlexaS

sunshinelollipop

 

KathrynChurnDesigns:

Hi, I’m Kathryn Churn and I’m a Textiles Designer based in the Midlands, UK. I set up KathrynChurnDesigns after graduating and created one of a kind nature inspired collages and drawings.

Shop here: etsy.com/uk/shop/KathrynChurnDesigns @katiechurn

 

RESINATE:

Hi! I’m an artist who specialises in resin art with real flowers, embroidery and candle making! I create art to make me happy and to put something beautiful into the world that blooms forever!

Shop here: resinateart.bigcartel.com @RESINATE_ART

RESINATE

 

Alchemy Aroma Candles:

My names Lauren and I’m new to the art community! My business name is Alchemy Aroma Candles! I’ve recently taken up the craft of candle making and soap making. My aim is to make candles that anyone and everyone will love! My products range from cute to spooky as I like to cater to everyone! I do regular updates and also take custom orders!

Shop here: alchemyaromacandles.bigcartel.com @lauisneckdeep

Alchemy Aroma Candles

 

Witch Melts:

Witch Melts fell in love with candle making instantly. Bringing together so many different passions: witchcraft, crystals, all things spooky, cute, vegan products, chemical free items and most of all, candles!

Shop here: https://happy-emo.com/collections/witchmelts @witchmelts

witchmelts

 

Maomi Crafts:

Hi, I’m Sophie, and I’m the creator behind, and shop owner of MaomiCrafts and I make wire wrapped jewellery! Most of my inspirations are from nature, and I love being able to express myself with my art.

Shop here: https://maomicrafts.bigcartel.com/ @MaomiCrafts

maomicrafts

 

I hope you have had fun looking at everyone’s work. You’ll have to let me know if you end up treating yourself to a little something. Don’t forget, subscribe to my blog if you never want to miss a post again! Thanks for reading!

1 Comment

  1. Laura at Palette of Thoughts says:

    I’ve been making a conscious effort to try and shop smaller and independent retailers especially during lockdown! I love the idea of more unique pieces too as well. There’s some great suggestions here 😊 x

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