Based in Hampshire and Surrey
Original Craft Jewellery is run by Colleen and Pauline.
They started their designing/making of jewellery in July 2013
– originally using an ancient technique called Kumihimo.
They still incorporate this into many of their pieces, but love to develop their skills
and are currently using polymer clay and resin to create fresh and interesting designs.
Everything is unique by design and as individual as you are.
Orders Happily Taken
Kumihimo (Japanese for gathering threads”) is a modern interpretation of an ancient braiding technique.
Originally used by Buddhist monks, traditionally for the belt of a kimono, it was also used by Samurai Warriors as laces for their armour.
Threads, ribbons, etc. are interlaced (sometimes incorporating beads) to make our unique hand-crafted pieces of jewellery.
About Polymer Clay
From its beginnings in 1939, formulated to be a possible replacement for Bakelite, the past 20 years has seen its increase in use to become incredibly popular among crafters.
It is a relatively new addition to jewellery making.
It is a modelling material composed of polymers, resins and colouring agents, in a wide range of colours and textures. The surface can be changed by applying glitter, textured sheets and/or foils.
Once sculpted it needs to be “cured” in an oven to harden.
It can then be left natural, sanded and polished, varnished or even painted, the possibilities are endless.