etsy uk shops we love

September 14, 2020

etsy uk shops we love

If, like me, you love mooching around a local craft fair or makers market, don’t you also really enjoy browsing Etsy? I know I do. For me, there’s a bit of a thrill to be had in discovering new makers I haven’t found before. And now that I’ve partnered with Etsy UK, I thought it might be nice to share a few of my favourite finds with you. I have to be honest, quite often I come across lovely things that I then discover have been made in the States. Quite often, it’s beautiful linen goods from Lithuania. But I am quite strict with myself about this. I stick with buying from local sellers as much as possible, for environmental reasons. You can set the search to only show you Etsy UK shops – which helps to avoid temptation. I have to admit it is quite frustrating to find exactly what you’re looking for, and then discover it would have to fly half way around the world to get to you.

So, with apologies for those of you not in the UK, here are my Etsy UK picks right now.

Etsy UK favourite finds

Liu Ying ceramics

Based in Bath, there’s a refreshing minimalism to Liu Ying’s designs that I love. Every piece is made by her in the artist’s studio in Bath and then packaged up to send to you in zero-waste packaging. Definitely a worthy Etsy Design Awards 2023 finalist. How gorgeous is this handmade speckled ceramic orange design mug?

love this orange motif handmade speckled ceramic mug by Liu Ying ceramics based in Bath and available to buy from her etsy uk shop

Pretty gold or silver circle hair clip

silver circle hair clip slide handmade #silver #hairclip #hairslide #circle #handmade

This is so pretty and understated. My hair has never been so long – and whilst I’m enjoying how shiny it is since my highlights have pretty much grown out, I do sometimes just need to get it away from my face. This would be perfect. It’s handmade by LovelyLittlesandCo and has great reviews, many saying it holds hair well.

Jane Eyre brooch

jane eyre charlotte bronte brooch bird no net ensnares #bronte #janeyre #brooch #quotation #handmade

How cool is this brooch by LiteraryEmporium, inspired by the feisty words of Charlotte Bronte’s heroine, Jane Eyre? Also by Literary Emporium is this Though she be but little, she is fierce brooch, taken from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. One friend of mine particularly springs to mind. You know who you are… Alison!

Literary Emporium is listed in the FBWL directory

though she be but little she is fierce shakespeare quote literary enamel pin brooch #literary #quote #brooch #heroine

Whilst we’re on the subject of enamel pins, I couldn’t leave out these cute collections by Little Paisley Designs

enamel pins butterfly fox moth bird handmade etsy #enamel #pins #brooch #handmade #etsyuk #butterfly #bird

You can buy any two pins for £13 and there are lots of lovely unique designs to choose from.

enamel pins christmas robin dala horse toadstool festive handmade etsy uk

Little Paisley  Designs is listed in the FBWL directory

Handmade personalised brass bracelet with Swarovski birthstones

handmade personalised bracelet with birth gemstones by swarovski made in brass choose from rose gold or silver colour #bracelet #personalised #handmade #swarovski #birthstone

Handmade in brass with Swarovski birthstones and personalisable, this bracelet is perfect for any teenagers you have to buy for. So pretty and a great price for something handmade and unique.

Handmade silk butterfly hair clips

silk butterfly hair clip handmade etsy uk #butterfly #hairclip #handmade #silksilk butterfly hair clip handmade etsy uk #butterfly #hairclip #handmade #silk

Talking of perfect gifts for teenagers, these handmade silk butterfly hair clips with crystals are another great idea.

Silver swallow brooch

silver swallow handmade brooch etsy uk #silver #swallow #bird #brooch #handmade #etsyuk

Handmade in silver-plated brass, I love the vintage style and sense of movement of this Swallow Bird Brooch.

Silk Purse Sow’s Ear is listed in the FBWL directory here.

Knitted cat keyring by Eggandspoonstudio

cat keyring knitted handmade fat cat #cat #knitted #keyring #etsyuk

The perfect hand-knitted gift for any cat lover, I love that each of these hand-knitted fat cat key rings comes with a tiny tinkling bell.

Personalised birthday earrings

personalised birthday earrings handmade silver feather #earrings #personalised #silver #feather #etsyuk

It’s the personalised box that makes these pretty sterling silver earrings such a lovely gift idea.

green leaf brass earrings lily boho turquoise #earrings #turquoise #leaf #etsyuk

Or what about these Green Leaf Earrings by SilkPurseSowsEar? I love the colour – achieved by treating and painting solid brass charms.

Coastal Cottages tote bag by Jessica Hogarth

coastal cottages seaside tote bag reusable by jessica hogarth #coastal #cottages #tote #reusable #bag #etsyuk

Vintage glass jar vases

vintage glass jar vases hungarian in blues and greens #etsyuk #vintage #glass #hungarian #vase #jar

I absolutely love these vintage glass jar vases by Ineko Home. Originally pickle jars, they are perfect for arranging garden flowers. I love the different shades of green and blue and slightly different sizes. Love them grouped together and would add seasonal bits and pieces to each…

Vintage reclaimed wooden desk by RizAndMicaMake

reclaimed wooden desk black trapezium legs rustic wood industrial eco style #reclaimed #wood #desk #rustic #ecoreclaimed wooden desk black trapezium legs rustic wood industrial eco style #reclaimed #wood #desk #rustic #eco

Continuing with the upcycled/vintage theme, how fab is this reclaimed wooden desk with black trapezium legs?

Reclaimed scaffold board shelf by GraceandOlivehome

rustic kitchen shelf open shelves reclaimed wood industrial metal brackets #rustic #kitchen #shelves #reclaimed #industrial

I also love these rustic open shelves made from reclaimed scaffold boards by GraceandOlivehome

Handmade ceramic serving bowls by Bartoncroft

handmade white ceramic serving bowls #etsyuk #ceramic #bowls #white #handmade

It’s the milky white natural glaze and hand thrown texture that sets this nest of serving bowls apart. Just lovely and oven safe too. The sorts of bowls you’ll love and use for years and years.

Botanical art stamps by English Stamp

botanical art stamp paper stamp for gift tags, cards or wrapping paper #paperstamp #botanical #cardmaking

I love the simple, natural designs available in this Botanical Art Stamp. Choose from Rosemary, Pine, Spruce, Oak Sprig, Fir Cone  and more. Love how they look mixed together too.

Weaving loom kit by Wool Couture Company

weaving loom kit wall hanging #weaving #loom #wallhanging #beginner #etsyukweaving loom kit wall hanging #weaving #loom #wallhanging #beginner #etsyuk

I love this laser cut and hand-finished FSC certified poplar loom. It’s made in the Wool Couture Company Yorkshire studio and is perfect for making wall hangings, small cushions, decorations… There’s a range of kits available too, from starter to quintessential. A great crafty gift or treat for yourself.


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  • Reply Kate March 23, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for this list I will definitely look to support them. I can also recommend @josh.dring one of my favourite artists on Instagram and he also just started selling his prints on Etsy! ❤️

    • Reply Laura Dunkley March 25, 2021 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks Kate – love the midcentury vibe of Josh Dring’s prints 😊

  • Reply Loretta April 7, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Wow! Some beautiful pieces here. Lovely to see some homegrown talent and always on the hunt to discover new UK handmade businesses to buy from. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Alia Home April 10, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Really love this stuff! I just started my own Etsy shop after designing and making my own plant pots during lockdown (quick plug ) so I love this sight for inspiration!

    • Reply Laura Dunkley April 11, 2021 at 11:14 am

      Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for sharing your Etsy link too! 😊

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