Vanilla is based in north Wales, and all of my unique pieces are handmade from Polymer Clay in my home based studio.
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.
I'm delighted and amazed that I have been awarded the "Jewellery Designer of the Year" award by Prestige Awards in their Livewire Awards for Small Businesses. This is such a boost for a small business like mine, which has been through all kinds of changes and adaptations over the last 2 years or so. To be recognised as a success is fantastic!
My new 2023/24 brochure is now available. I will be launching it at the Llandudno Gift Fair at the St Georges Hotel, Llandudno 15th to 17th January 2023. Register now if you would like to come along.
Retail shoppers can also see a range of my designs here or by clicking through on my Facebook link on the gallery page , and can order by contacting me direct through facebook, the contacts page below or via the what's app button . I can make to order and custom design pieces too, anything is possible, just ask!
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.
I will be at the Llandudno Gift Fair 2023 from Saturday 15th to Monday 17th January in the St Georges Hotel, Llandudno. See all exhibitors by visiting www.llandudnogiftfair.co.uk
During the year you will always find me at the Beaumaris Artisan Market, David Hughes Community Centre, Rating Row, Beaumaris every weekend (usually every Sunday). I also attend the Rhuddlan Artisans Fair every 4th Saturday each month and Llanfairfechan Artisans Market every 3rd Sunday, plus lots of other events featured on my Facebook page.
I am so excited to have several new stockists of Vanilla Jewellery during this year. Seren at Betty Berkins, a gorgeous gem of a place near Pentre Halkyn, Stanley & Lottie, a beautiful boutique gift and homeware shop in Colwyn Bay and Penmaenmawr Museum Shop in Penmaenmawr, well worth a visit.
“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.
These cute Bag Charms or Keyrings make a lovely gift and are available in any colour combination, or to match other items.
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.
Beads are available in all kinds of shapes, sizes, patterns and colour combinations. Prices start from £22 for small beads, to £28 for larger (approx 2-3cms).
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 Erddig, Wrexham
National Trust Gift Shop at Penrhyn Castle, Bangor (shown)
Deborah Louise, Rhos on Sea
Gifts of Wales, 1-3 Church Street, Welshpool
Magpie Interiors, 38 Doc Fictoria, Balaclava Road, Caernarfon
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park Shop, Greenfield, Holywell
Elevate Your Sole, High Street, Prestatyn
Frillys, Victoria Centre, Llandudno
Nightingale House Hospice Shop, Wrexham
Trefriw Woollen Mill, Trefriw
Shop Around the Corner, Llangollen
Meirion Mill Woollen Mill, Machynlleth
Castle Welsh Crafts, Cardiff
Window on Wales, St Davids & Solva
Choo Choo, St Peters Sq. Ruthin
Riva, Dolgellau and Barmouth
Eifion Stores, Criccieth
Theatr Clwyd Gift shop, Mold
Penmaenmawr Museum, ~Penmaenmawr
Stanley & Lottie, Colwyn Bay
Seren at Betty Berkins, Pentre Halkyn
National Trust Gift Shop, Attingham Park, Shrewsbury
Starlight Craft Gallery, Ledbury
Sowley UK, Canterbury, Kent
Broughton Crafts, Stockbridge, Hampshire
Crackers of Oundle, Oundle nr Peterborough
Temptations, Market Drayton
Alchemist Gallery, High Street, Dingwall, Ross-Shire
Chapter & Verse, Burntisland
Sunnybank Nursery and Garden Centre, Carrickfergus
You can also buy Vanilla Jewellery online from:-
or by visiting:-
Bodnant Garden Craft Centre, Tal y Cafn, Conwy
Contact me by email, via my facebook or instagram pages or send me a whatsapp message via the button below the contact form on the next page, and I will do all I can to help. As all of my pieces are one-offs there are too many to put pictures of on this site but hopefully you have a feel for what can be made for you - just tell me what you want and I will make it for you!