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And so, what news is there today? After our visit to the Home & Gift Fair in Harrogate in July, new stock is starting to arrive. We have more jewellery selections: the first is from Jules Jules. Juli Miller's studio is in Ponteland, Northumberland, where she creates beautiful handmade glass pieces, some combined with semi-precious onyx beads.
A new range uses textile and wooden beads (environmentally sound) to give a very natural, almost ethnic look. See above centre.
Under the label Jules + Fiona, she and her friend make ceramic jewellery (above left) with an enamel glaze. These are distinctly different, chunky pieces, which I love but, of course, your opinion is what counts.
At left, we also have new pieces from Look East. Designed in Australia, these items are inexpensive and allow you to ring the changes! Prices from £5.50 for a bracelet.