Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The World of Tattered Rose...

As I'm sure many of our regular customers will now know, Rachel Bland has worked at The Bead Shop for quite a while now. As well as being a regular and popular workshop tutor, she also creates beautiful jewellery. Over the years many of her designs have been featured in popular jewellery magazines for The Bead Shop, and plenty of her creations have been sold in the shop.

Here at The Bead Shop, we have always done our bit to promote local artists who produce quality handmade items, and so after she had branched out in to designing with Stampbord, we decided to stock the range that Rachel produced under her business name of Tattered Rose. Have a look at the gorgeous one-of-a-kind pendants we currently have available to buy right here! As you will see, Rachel also produces lovely handmade felt beads too.

Now it seems that Rachel's designs are catching more than just our local customers eyes. Recently we were very proud to learn that Tattered Rose had bagged a two page spread in her local Derbyshire magazine!

After receiving such a good response to her beautiful designs, the company that actually makes Stampbord in Austin, Texas, asked Rachel to create a step-by-step guide to using it! It is now featured on their blog, and can be viewed here. This is the necklace she created -

Below you will see the stunning necklace that won Rachel the accolade of Beads & Beyond Jewellery Maker of The Year 2010- as voted for by the public! We were all massively proud of Rachel - the competition was fierce but Rachel's Meadow Dreams necklace topped them all.

Other magazine appearances include a more recent Beads & Beyond article in the March issue, available here. Rachel was interviewed for the Meet & Greet section, and it is definitely worth a read!

With the growing popularity of Tattered Rose, we are sure that Rachel will be appearing in many more magazines and at plenty of craft fairs. Her blog shows how she is now delving in to the beautiful world of bridal adornments, as well as keeping up with her Stampbord and cardmaking. Keep an eye on her work - and also our handmade pages for any further one-of-a-kind creations too!

We wish Rachel and Tattered Rose every success with designing beautiful creations for the future - we will proudly keep you updated!

Rae x