Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Meet the Maker - Swell Vintage

Here is the first 'Meet the Maker' for Handm@de Winchester!

Francesca Murray is Swell Vintage, and her jewellery is a fantastic combination of antique, vintage and her amazing imagination!

So Francesca, what got you into crafting?
It allows me to bring together my love of jewellery and all things vintage! Also, I like the idea of making pieces that are one-of-a-kind and that hopefully people will come to treasure.

What is the best thing about making your jewellery?
Definitely being able to experiment with styles, and also that I can wear what I make. It's the crafty equivilent of a sandwich board, and it also allows me to gauge people's reactions. That way I can get make pieces I know people will like, and I get to look good in the process - brilliant.

What Handm@de stuff do you have your eye on?
I'm so excited that Paperleaf is going to be at Handm@de Winchester too! I know she was a big hit in Cambridge, so I can't to browse her lovely papery wares.

I'm ever so excited about taking part in a Handm@de exhibition. It'll be my first EVER exhibition, and I feel confident that I will be in good company.

Thanks Francesca for being the first 'Meet the Maker' for Winchester, watch out for more soon :)


  1. It's an honour and a privilege! I can't wait for Handm@de, it's going to be great x

  2. Aww thanks swell!! Super looking forward to meeting you too and checking out your fabulous jewellery in person!
    kate x