Vanilla is based in north Wales, and all of my unique pieces are handmade from Polymer Clay in my home based studio, just around the corner from a castle!
I blend many of my own clay colours, design my own patterns and create each piece, step by step, as a one-off in quirky shapes and styles, finished on leather cord.
Everything! Here at Vanilla HQ I've had to rapidly adapt my business, just like so many others over the last year. Shops have been closed, trade shows have been cancelled and events have been thin on the ground. I used the time to develop new products and I now handmake all of my pieces using polymer clay. The Vanilla trademark gorgeous bright colours are even better, and each design is truly a one off!
I will be putting together a new brochure of designs very soon, which will be sent out to my stockists and any businesses looking for new products.
Retail shoppers can also see a range of my designs here and can order by contacting me direct through the contacts page below or via the what's app button . I can make to order and custom design pieces too.
Polymer clay is pliable until baked at low temperatures, when the clay cures and becomes solid. It has a lovely velvety texture but is lightweight. This makes it ideal to make beads and jewellery with. I finish my pendants and necklaces on leather cord, pendants have a nickel free clasp or a bead and loop fastener. Bead necklaces have a leather sliding knot to give you flexibility of length. Earrings are set on a sterling silver earwire or, if stud, on surgical steel posts.
Unfortunately it looks unlikely there will be any trade fairs this year, due to the ongoing situation. I am booked to exhibit at the Wales Spring Fair in January 2022, however.
Its coming soon! I have had to rethink my collections and my new hand moulded and patterned polymer clay designs will feature. Cute stud earrings in a variety of shapes, gorgeous drop earrings, pendants, brooches, bag charms/keyrings and lots more in beautiful colours and swirling patterns. Gorgeously tactile and lightweight to wear.
“We have stocked Vanilla Jewellery for over 3 years and it is one of our best sellers. Our customers love the fact it is made in Wales. All pieces are finished to a high standard and are beautifully made. Having the personalized gift wrap is perfect and our customers love it. All orders placed arrive quickly and it is a pleasure to do business with Vicky who we now class as a friend” Debbie - Owner Deborah Louise Fashion Accessories Penrhyn Avenue,Rhos on Sea June 2020
Moulded and patterned by hand, and all unique
My earring designs are always unique, they can be discs, spheres, tubes, teardrops, mixed shapes and my studs come in a variety of sizes and shapes or can be custom made just for you!
Drop earrings are finished on sterling silver ear hooks and come in a wide range of colour combinations.
Stud earrings are set on surgical steel posts with butterfly fasteners, and come in all kinds of shapes and sizes.
Unusual, patterned pendants finished on leather cord.
Gorgeous colours and lightweight to wear, these disc shape pendants are finished on leather cord with a matching bead and loop fastener, and measure 2-4".
Striking handmade beads with a metal pendant shape finished on waxed cotton or leather cord and measuring approx 28". A great statement piece.
Beautiful colour combinations and sitting on leather cord, finished with metals beads. These pendants are available in various colourways and measure approx 1-2" on 16-18" cord.
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Cute, hand shaped and patterned pin brooches to mix and match.
Gorgeous hand shaped hearts and star pin brooches in delicious colour combinations, that can be made to mix and match with earrings, pendants or other pieces.
Measuring about 4-5cms these lovely heart brooches look great on a collar, jacket or hat! I make them in a vast range of colourways, or can make to order in your favourite colours.
Fun character shapes make a great gift at Christmas and these designs are available seasonally or to order.
All individual and in beautiful colour combinations and shapes, these designs are comfortable to wear, with no metal fasteners to give you flexibility to wear long or shorter. They can be made in any colourway to order, or if you like a particular design shown here then I can make a similar piece for you.
A combination of spheres, donuts and barrel shape beads with spirals, dots and swirls all finished on silver leather.
Striking colours in spheres, donuts and drum shape beads with squiggles and plain beads on black leather.
Petal shapes interspersed with donut shape beads finished on silver leather with a matching bead and loop fastener.
There are lots more images of designs on my social media pages, click through to view and to message me direct.
National Trust Gift Shop at Aberconwy House, Conwy
Deborah Louise, Rhos on Sea
Twm Pen Stryd, Moelfre, Anglesey
Trefriw Woollen Mill, Trefriw
Shop in the Clouds, Llangollen
Shop Around the Corner, Llangollen
Meirion Mill Woollen Mill, Machynlleth
Castle Welsh Crafts, Cardiff (pic)
The Old Cowshed, Ty Issa Farm, Pontfadog, LL20 7AG
Window on Wales, St Davids & Solva
Lle Llinos, Vale Street, Denbigh
Choo Choo, St Peters Sq. Ruthin
Riva, Dolgellau and Barmouth
Eifion Stores, Criccieth
Theatr Clwyd Gift shop, Mold
Starlight Craft Gallery, Ledbury (pic)
Sowley UK, Canterbury, Kent
Crocodile Antiques, Muswell Hill, London
Get Smart 2, Milkhope Estate, Blagdon, Northumberland
Broughton Crafts, Stockbridge, Hampshire
Crackers of Oundle, Oundle nr Peterborough
Temptations, Market Drayton
Alchemist Gallery, High Street, Dingwall, Ross-Shire(pic)
Sunnybank Nursery and Garden Centre, Carrickfergus (pic)
Comber Pharmacy, Comber