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Artisans at Afterglow 

Afterglow is proud to represent the work of 30+ 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 upcycles furniture and creates decoupage guitars and ukuleles. Her other projects include handprinting teatowels, sewing lavender bags and sourcing a range of vintage items. 
Jen is a decorative antique and brocante dealer who scours England, small town America and Europe for weathered and worn treasures, beautiful textiles and special pieces for your home.  
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. 
Sarah has turned her passion for shabby chic interiors, vintage glass, fabrics and china into a successful business, sourcing furniture, one-off brocante pieces and standout accessories to help create beautiful homes.  
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.  
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 Europe 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. 
Black Fox Vintage offers a pretty selection of pieces ranging from vases to cake stands and books to pictures. She is also an artist, mixing paint to create nature scenes on reclaimed timber for use as wall hangings.  
Tara designs and handcrafts silver jewellery from a studio just outside Olney. Hammered finishes, stamped designs, silver wire and semi-precious stones feature in the dainty pendants, rings and earrings. 
Kelly creates colourful jewellery, taking inspiration from the sea, rural escapes and urban landscapes. Each piece is individual, featuring resin, recycled beads, semi-precious stones and polymer clay, to reflect 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. 
Emma creates bright and colourful clothing and accessories out of fun, quirky fabrics. Her pieces for Afterglow include purses, notebooks, headbands and gift bags, and everything is made locally in her Northampton studio.  
Laura started sewing after the birth of her daughter Pip, repurposing outgrown baby clothes into new pieces. Her work features freemotion embroidery with pops of colour, creating bookmarks, badges and cards with little messages. 
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. 
Bill and Carol make a wide range of chopping boards, coasters, soap dishes, plant markers, dog lead hooks and more out of reclaimed wood with engraved wording. They are happy to create special orders or personalise products. 
Could This be You? 
We are always interested in hearing from local people with a passion for vintage, upcycling old into new, or creating quality handmade gifts. Please send a message with examples of your work via email or our social media pages. 
A collection of interesting vintage, dating from the 1930s to 1960s, which has been part of one Olney family all its life, but is now ready to embark on the next stage of its journey. Toys, clothing, homewares and collectables. 
Anne Bacon is a potter based in Olney who creates individual clay vessels including raku and inpired by places such as Aldeburgh. Her range of plant pots with quirky faces are very popular.  
Charlotte is an Olney-based artist who works with resin to create a range of products for the home, as well as gifts and jewellery. Everything is handmade and custom orders and personalisation are available. 
Ruth has sewn since she was a child and enjoys making everyday household items special using vintage prints and design. She creates nursery decorations and sustainable products such as face cloths with a pretty vintage twist. 
Sarah loves all things sparkly and creates items for the home using pretty lights. Her range includes hand-decorated light-up bottles, flower-filled hat boxes and light-up box frame pictures, all which can be made to order. 
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.  
James makes suncatchers 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, cufflinks and hanging decorations. 
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. 
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. 
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 or angel. 
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. 
If you would like to talk to us about the possibility of renting a space to sell 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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