Getting to Know: Claire Howieson Designer Jeweller

This week we have been catching up with the founder of the Histon Handmade fairs and local jewellery designer Claire Howieson. Check out our Q+A with Claire below to find out about how she turned her creative hobby into her career, the unique custom tension setting she developed, and the important role Cambridge Open Studios has played throughout her creative journey. Claire also tells us about the upcoming Christmas edition of Histon Handmade which is taking place this month, on Saturday 25th November 2017. The fair will be a great opportunity to… Read More

Spoilt Rotten Beads – BeadFest 2017

On Saturday 24th June 2017 we headed to Haddenham, Ely for BeadFest 2017 at Spoilt Rotten Beads. Throughout the open day they were holding free workshops, make and take sessions, and giveaways online and in store. It was a fantastic event and certainly had that festival vibe – with an outdoor marquee and Minty the VW Campervan! Spoilt Rotten Beads is a popular local craft supplies shop specialising in beadcrafts and stocks 5000+ beads, findings, supplies and patterns for jewellery making. There is also a workspace above the shop where they run… Read More