Catherine makes affordable and ethical baby items from 100% cashmere. Based in Kelso, she buys slightly imperfect or secondhand cashmere from mills, friends and charity shops. She then recycles this cashmere by slightly felting it in the washing machine and then using it to make lovely soft things for baby - hats, booties,comforters, jumpers and taggy blankets. These are practical items too because everything is machine washable on a wool cycle.
She enjoys sorting the cashmere into various colourways and textures.
If anyone has a preloved cashmere jumper, skirt, scarf etc then she is happy to make something specifically from this in return for the remaining fabric.
Gillybean Jewels began life in 2008, when both Gilly and Pam were inspired by some broken necklaces and odd beads found in an old work box that had belonged to an old family member. After rejuvenating and bringing back to life – we decided to wear these pieces ourselves. After this first foray into the world of making new things, we were hooked – As friends and family like what we had done and wanted to buy our jewellery, we started our business which has evolved from making simply stranded bead items to the more complicated unique, silver and pearl pieces we make today.
All our jewellery is hand made by ourselves. All our items are One Offs – with Silver Clay, sterling silver sheet or wire. Also used are semi-precious & natural gemstones plus a lot of freshwater pearls in our designs. On occasion we use other types of medium ie – gold, glass, fimo, copper and silver.
Our jewellery is available to buy directly from us via the contact details below.
Contact: Pam Forsyth & Gillian Forsyth
Steve Allen, artist, produces unique Hand painted feathers of Wildlife,Fantasy and Landscapes.
Based in the Scottish Borders, he is surrounded by beautiful country that inspires him to create unique hand made gifts.