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Artisans at Afterglow 

Afterglow is proud to represent the work of almost 40 designers and vintage traders from the local area. Read all about them here! Bespoke commissions and personalisation are often available. You can also see their latest work in our online shop
Our Vintage Traders and Designers 
Diana owns and runs Afterglow, and in her spare time upcycles furniture and creates decoupage guitars and ukuleles. Her other projects include handprinting teatowels, sewing lavender bags and sourcing a range of vintage items. 
Sarah at Salvaged Style sources beautiful vintage furniture and collectables, handpicked for their design and style. Chests of drawers, typewriters and antique boxes are sensitively restored for another generation to enjoy. 
Spoon rings, forkbangles, earrings, pendants, keyrings and more are all handmade by James using solid hallmarked silver and silver-plated vintage spoons and forks. Each design is unique. James also makes upcycled jewellery stands from cutlery. 
A shelf of quirky vintage treasures, especially toys, books and collectables, which celebrate nostalgia and memories of childhood. Cherry also creates beautiful rag wreaths from recycled fabric and her range of organic beeswax wraps are very popular. 
Sammy is a talented artist and crafter. Her watercolour illustrations sit alongside adorable needlefelt keepsakes of whimsical animals and other makes such as peg puppies and linocut cards, as well as attractive vintage finds. 
Sarah Harper is a mosaic artist based in Milton Keynes and loves to inspire creativity in others. As well as her own slate signs, she has worked with local schools to build large mosaic murals and has developed a range of kits. 
Twinkle n Things is Nicola's unique take on upcycling - making gifts to treasure from found objects, old books and lots of tiny and shiny bits and pieces. Her distinctive work is mounted in vintage tins, brooches and pictures. 
Claire is an established vintage trader and describes herself as a "lover of things old, colourful and a tad tired". She specialises in homewares and kitchenalia, as well as bright retro fabric from the 1950s to 1970s.  
Alana makes handmade kimonos, bags, cushions, snoods and fabric pots, all using limited edition fabrics and remnants and finished beautifully. She also upcycles furniture using paint, stencils and decoupage.  
Well known on the vintage circuit for their popular fairs, Ann and Isabel's shelf is full of pretty homewares and collectables such as vintage tins, china, toys and books. They also have typewriters, pictures and patchwork quilts and travel to France to source special stock. 
Davina makes sterling silver jewellery in her Olney workshop. Her much-admired collection include rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets. The local countryside provides inspiration. 
Louise is an experienced trader offering a pretty selection of vintage goods ranging from vases to cake stands and books to pictures. She is also a talented artist, mixing paint to create nature scenes on reclaimed timber for use as wall hangings.  
Tara and Wayne are a husband and wife team designing and handcrafting silver jewellery from a studio just outside Olney. Hammered finishes, stamped designs, silver wire and semi-precious stones feature in the pretty pendants, rings and earrings. 
Kelly designs and creates colourful, beaded jewellery, taking her inspiration from the sea, rural escapes and urban landscapes. Each piece is individual, featuring handpoured resin, recycled beads, semi-precious stones, shells and reflects the changing seasons. 
Tania creates a variety of textile designs ranging from felt animals - each with its own name - to silk scarves dyed with the extracts of flowers and plants, glasses cases and brooches made from mixed fabrics and textures. 
Sam combines painting with textiles, using freehand machine embroidery to create pictures, cushions, tea cosies and more, with touching messages and images. Any design can be personalised and bespoke orders are welcome. 
From lanterns to bags, and notebooks to brooches, Jo's pieces all have one thing in common - they are made from scraps! Nothing is wasted as fabric and paper are transformed into beautiful and unique gifts. 
Made with love in Newport Pagnell, Wick & Woo produces small batches of hand-poured soy candles scented with luxury fragrances including pomegranate, sea salt and Earl Grey tea. Katy also makes melts and soy room hangers. 
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Anne Bacon is a potter based in Olney who creates individual clay vessels with a variety of finishes including raku and inpired by places such as Aldeburgh. Her range of plant pots with quirky faces are very popular. Anne loves the joy and excitement of working with clay. 
Paula is a talented illustrator and her artwork includes icons David Bowie and Frida Kahlo. Her designs can be seen on badges, mugs, vinyl stickers and most recently her own range of fabric gifts including tote bags, cushions, pencil cases and t-shirts. 
Ruth has sewn since she was a child and enjoys making everyday household items special, using vintage prints and design. She makes children's gifts and nursery decorations as well as reusable, washable products such as face wipes with a pretty vintage twist. 
A range of giftware hand-designed and printed at The Nest, a marketplace shop for craft businesses in Rugby, featuring mugs, water bottles and coasters. Afterglow stocks both In the Sticks and Typewriter, which features witty quotes. 
Carmen is passionate about sewing and specialises in making bags of all sizes - from pocket mirrors in matching cases to one-off designer handbags with internal frames. She uses limited edition fabrics and each item is unique.  
Sarah loves all things sparkly and creates items for the home using pretty lights. Her range for Afterglow includes hand-decorated light-up bottles, flower-filled hat boxes and light-up box frame pictures, all which can be made to order. 
Wombats Woodshop is run by Carol and Bill Webb and started as a hobby, making handmade items for friends from reclaimed and salvaged wood. The range has expanded and Wombats has grown into a small business, using recycled and scrap materials wherever possible.  
Katie at Utterly Clutterly strives to find the most interesting, unique and quirky items possible, offering them at reasonable prices. After 20-plus years of collecting, the thrill of finding vintage treasure remains as alive as ever! 
Named after Maureen's parents, furniture restorer Jack and midwife and talented seamstress Ellen, this is a collection of vintage which has been in the family for generations. Each piece has a story to tell and we are only the custodians of these lovely things. 
Fifi & Florence 
Alexis aka Fifi & Florence is a talented needleworker and her mini Liberty pin cushions have always been popular at Afterglow as they are both pretty and practical - filled with crushed walnut shells to keep pins sharp. 
Enchanted Glass 
Kirsty uses lampwork - heating and shaping moulten glass - to make jewellery, beads, charaters and creatures. Her mini pets in pots feature moles, mice, hedgehogs and bunnies and are especially popular. 
Little Suitcase of Ideas 
Little Suitcase is three crafters creating handmade gifts, ranging from macrame to greetings cards and wool pictures to jewellery. Their work is often light-hearted such as these upcycled plastic animals turned into pin cushions! 
James makes suncatchers to brighten a window, with traditional lead and solder. Reclaimed glass features alongside a rich range of colours and textures to make each design unique. He also makes fused glass pendants and small hanging decorations. 
Alan is an experienced woodturner who now specialises in pen turning. He uses wood from sustainable sources as well as whisky barrels, deer antlers and coloured acrylics to make quality ballpoint and fountain pens to treasure. 
Everything made by Tumbleworn starts life as something else - a chipped plate, wine bottle or glass offcut.It is handcut and tumbled in sand and pebbles then made into a unique piece - a windchime, heart hanger, angel or jewellery. 
Gabriel transforms antique coins into beautiful pendants and earrings using traditional hand tools. Many of his designs feature creatures from the mystical land of Oathill and include intricate details and delicate engraving. 
Naomi Brady 
Naomi is an accomplished painter and crafter, working in pencil, watercolour and textiles to create a range of decorations, needlecases, brooches and cards. She often depicts animals and scenes from around the Olney area. 
Rusty, aka Dave, makes stained glass hanging decorations in colourful designs to brighten up any window, including puppies, kittens, hearts, hummingbirds, butterflies, hot air balloons, beach huts and campervans. 
Akiko creates beautiful jewellery using delicate freshwater pearls and natural stones. Each design is unique and designed to add a pretty touch to any outfit. Akiko also makes embroidered greetings cards and decorations. 
Danielle is a mixed media professional forager who creates art from waste materials with a distinct unique style. She has appeared on TV including Sky's Portrait Artist of the Year where her sitter Noel Fielding chose her picture. 
Kate Rowland 
Kate is a jewellery designer and illustrator who creates playful, conversation-starting pieces from ethically sourced materials. She laser cuts and etches designs in her studio before painting and assembling by hand. 
Catherine Peddel 
Catherine works in mixed media, inspired by nature. She dyes and prints her own fabric, including vintage linen, adding paint and stitching and even utilising tea bags to creat unique pieces of art and greetings cards. 
Could you be next? 
Do you love buying and selling vintage or are you a talented designer? If you think your work could sit alongside our artists, makers and traders at Afterglow then we would love to hear from you!  
Afterglow also has greetings cards made by a number of local artists. 
If you would like to talk to us about your work we would love to hear from you. Give us a call or email us at info@afterglow-originals.com 
Afterglow for the best in Handcrafted, Vintage and Upcycled 
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