Tel: 01234 240730 
Address: 35 High Street South, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4AA 
Tel: 01234 240730 
Address: 35 High Street South, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4AA 
Handcrafted Vintage Upcycled 

Artisans and Afterglow 

Afterglow is proud to represent the work of almost 40 designers and vintage traders from the local area. Read all about them here and remember that bespoke commissions and personalisation are often available. 
Our Vintage Traders and Designers 
Diana owns and runs Afterglow, and in her spare time upcycles furniture and guitars and ukuleles, using decoupage and chalk paint. Her other projects include handprinted teatowels, retro cufflinks, costume jewellery and sourcing a range of vintage items. 
Carrington Antiques & Collectables 
Karen and Claire are passionate about good quality antique furniture and quirky collectables. Their pieces - ranging from reupholstered vintage chairs to brass spirit levels, are thoughtfully restored, preserving our cultural heritage for future generations. 
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. 
Merriman's Vintage Jamboree 
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 Jackson 
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. 
Mr Pip Goes Solo 
Mr Pip makes upcycled pictures from scrabble pieces, coasters from maps and and cufflinks from pre-decimal coins. He also sources vintage wares such as brooches and kitchenalia with a range of knobs for upcycling furniture. 
Salvaged Style 
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. 
Claire Rocks 
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.  
Sunday Silversmiths 
Pip and Betty are a mother and daughter team who are learning the art of silversmithing, making pieces in their conservatory 'workshop' and sharing the results with us! Featuring rustic handmade silver and copper rings, earrings and bangles, and each one is unique. 
Vintage in the Shires 
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. 
Jackie Vine Glass 
Jackie has been making glass in her Olney studio since 2005, inspired by folk art and the countryside. She incorporates copper sheet, paint and even old electricity cables. Jackie now focuses on jewellery-making and her dichroic glass earrings and copper bangles are sold at Afterglow. 
Black Fox Vintage 
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.  
Ruby and Wonder 
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. 
Pecia Designs 
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. 
T Norman Designs 
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. 
Boodles Doodles 
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. 
All From My Scrapbag 
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. 
Wick & Woo 
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. 
Jenfleur's Crafts 
A scientist by day, and crafter in her time off, Jenny focuses on fabric gifts including a range of sturdy noticeboards for Afterglow. Each is hand-upholstered with country-theme fabric. Custom orders are available.  
Piggy Little 
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. Anne says she will never tire of the joy and excitement of working with clay. 
Davina Lorraine Handmade Silver Jewllery 
Davina joined Afterglow when the shop first opened in 2014, selling sterling silver jewellery, handmade in her Olney workshop. After a couple of years away working for a charity, she's back with new rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets. The local countryside provides inspiration. 
Everything made by Tumbleworn starts life as something else - a chipped plate, old wine bottle or offcut of glass. It is handcut and churned in sand and pebbles in the tumbler before being made into a unique piece - a windchime, heart hanger, angel, jigsaw or jewellery. 
Sew Simi 
Simone loves colour and textiles, and creates vibrant scrunchies for Afterglow - to wear on your hair or your wrist. She is a talented seamstress, also designing and making beautiful one-off quilts. 
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.  
Michelle Turner-Davidson 
Olney artist Michelle recently returned to painting after a gap of nearly 30 years, and hasn't looked back. She works mostly in acrylics and images from her original paintings are reproduced on quality cushions, mugs, cards and more. 
Naomi Brady 
Naomi is an accomplished painter and crafter, working in pencil, watercolour and textiles to create a range of decorations and cards. She often depicts animals and scenes from around the Olney area. 
Paula & the Pencils 
Paula is a talented illustrator and her artwork includes colourful prints of artist 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. 
Oathill and Kinsfolk 
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. 
Made with Love 
Colette creates fun gifts from yarn including bottle bags with a difference - they are knitted in different styles including a bride and groom! Her other products include shoe booties and scarves, 
Fat Fairy 
Rowena designs and makes individual pieces of jewellery from sterling silver sheet and wire, often embellished with copper and natural gemstones, taking inspiration from nature and folklore. 
Little Suitcase of Ideas 
Little Suitcase is three crafters creating handmade gifts, ranging from macrame to greetings cards and wool pictures to earrings. Their work is often light-hearted such as these upcycled plastic animals turned into pin cushions! 
Stained Glass by James 
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. 
Beaver Pens 
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. 
Lottie Loulee 
Wendy aka Lottie Loulee creates textile gifts and homewares from recycled materials including fabric, wood and even nails! She makes tiny houses, felt succulents and punch needle cushions and coasters. Personalisation is available. 
September Roses 
A colourful and fun range of vintage-inspired gifts, party goods, candles and more, featuring cacti, foxes, flamingoes and ice cream. Luggage tags, bicycle bells, paper lanterns and straws also feature and everything is great value. 
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. 
Rusty's Makes 
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. 
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. 
Danielle Vaughan 
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. 
Cally, her sister Hilary and their mum are the trio behind Callimals. Their shelves combine cute knitted animals, crocheted bahs and other pretty makes with some unusual vintage finds and collectables. 
Twinkle n Things 
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. 
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 
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