Based in the heart of the vibrant and thriving village of Castle Donington, Mel and Helen are proud to support many local and UK based creatives, with items from over 30 incredibly talented artists, designer makers and photographers. They also stock a beautiful selection of contemporary and unique gifts, jewellery, ceramics, prints, greetings cards and homeware, made in the UK.
You'll also find a wide variety of craft workshops, a craft clinic and diy craft kits for varied ages and abilities. Try your hand at crochet, needle-felting, sewing or even model plane making!
A yellow haven of handmade and locally sourced art, craft and gifts. From cards to reclaimed furniture, jewellery to prints. Hundreds of unique and quality designs, including some exclusive items. Discover an Aladdin’s cave of treasures that can cater for all budgets with items from £1.00 .
Set in the creative buzz of Nottingham's historic Sneinton Market Avenues, The Shop is involved in regular night markets, pop-up shops, craft workshops and outdoor events, so go and explore!
My designs appeal to a fantastic cross-section of customers, with gothic and steamunk elements hitting one crowd, while the colourful and cute reach another. A skull pin sells just as well to a dapper chap as to a teenage goth, while a teapot necklace is equally at home as a grandmother's gift or part of a steampunk outfit.
Catalogues with my Wholesale prices and Sale or Return prices are available on request, please just contact me.
What I can offer you in terms of products:
Something different: As well as earrings, necklaces etc, the practicality and versatility of stick pins means they are good sellers, an unusual gift with wide appeal.
A range of items by theme: Perhaps my skulls range would appeal to your customers, but not the Teapots?
A range of items by type: A gent's outfitters, you might be looking for pins but not earrings.
Seasonal items: "Angel" wing items are more popular around Christmas, Skulls more so in the run up to Halloween.
What I can offer you in terms of support:
Your preference of items packaged for display in gift boxes or simply mounted on cards.
Business cards and flyers.
Price POS and individual pricing labels.
POS signs explaining the significance of amulets, etc to aid customers in relating the item to a recipient “A bit of good luck would be nice for Ian doing his exams…”
POS showing the many ways a stick pin can be worn. “Oh, it’s not just for ties; that would look good on my pashmina.”
Seasonally appropriate POS : “Great stocking fillers!” “Get your mum something useful, as well as beautiful.”
Active cross promotion for your store, across my social media accounts.