Our first event was at Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow in June 2011.

You should be able to find details of any past events on this page.

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07824 888 346



we are handmade contemporary christmas craft and design fair (H)


Saturday 10th December 2011


10am - 4pm


Queens Hall, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2BY

Directions & Parking:

Halstead is an attractive market town with a bustling High Street full of shops and restaurants.

Queens Hall is situated on Chipping Hill, which is at the top of the High Street, just over the mini roundabout. The venue is literally seconds walk from the main High Street area and is just behind some private houses so is not visable from the road, however there will be signage on the day. Please click below to view the venue on the map.


General Information:

This event will showcase a wide range of handmade items that are just perfect for Christmas gifts. This is the ideal place to find unique, well-designed handmade presents - if you are looking for something a bit different this Christmas then you'll be spoilt for choice with over 25 stalls to browse.

We are in the process of adding makers details for this event below

Photo: Doc.B.Designs


Free admission for this event


Encaustic Art for beginnners with Toni Peers

Learn the art of painting with molten wax (using an iron). You can create stunning images which could be used to make great Christmas cards for friends and family. Techniques covered include painting abstracts and landscapes (these don't have to be Christmassy!), and using rubber stamps for extra detail.

Time(s): 10.15am - 11.45am or 12.30pm - 2pm

Cost: £18

(includes all materials used and pieces taken home)

Please email Dee at dee@marbleevents.co.uk or telephone 07824 888 346 for further information and booking forms.

More about Toni...

Toni Marie Peers has been teaching for over 12 years, 10 of which have been craft based workshops.  She has a City and Guilds certificate in teaching adults and is part of the Encaustic Art teaching network, she has been accepted as a member of the Guild of Essex craftsmen for her skills in enamelling. 

Toni has taught at various adult education colleges, as well as running workshops for adults and children at larger events such as the Havering Summer Uni.  Toni teaches a variety of crafts including: enamelling, encaustic art, bead-making, card-making, felting and other jewellery based workshops.  She is continually building on these craft skills and therefore the workshops she offers. 

Toni runs a small business called Curly Girly Crafts, which specialises in craft training, craft parties and handmade goods to sell. http://www.curly-girly.co.uk/


Alice Threw The Looking Glass

I make a range of mosaic mirrors, art, sculptures and tealight holders.

Please visit my facebook page for more information and images of my work.


Dapri Designs

My name is Princess Ajani, and I am married with a lovely teenage son. I have always wanted to make jewellery and work with beads, so a few years ago this company was established.

I started with small designs, later moving on to more complicated styles of beaded jewellery. As I grew more confident, I began experimenting with world cultural styles, mixing African and European beads, using the finest beads ever.

All my pieces are beautifully handcrafted and very unique. Most of my beaded jewellery is custom made.


Fab Funky Junk

FabFunkyJunk is home to our handmade creations made from mostly preloved materials and often one of a kind pieces.  We can guarantee our heart and soul goes into carefully making every item and pride ourselves that, as they are all handmade, each gift is unique to you.

Contact: fabfunkyjunk@yahoo.co.uk


Hawkwood Creations

I make handmade, individual pieces of jewellery from a mixture of semi-prescious stones, silver, pearls and glass beads.


Felted Flowers

At Felted Flowers we use Merino wool tops to create pieces of felt using a wet felt process. I use the felt to create rose/flower corsages and felted pictures and bowls.

My husband makes fantastic bird boxes, crafted from cedar and all have natural slate roofs. Boxes are available in a variety of sizes and are painted or coated with a linseed preservative.

All our products are lovingly handmade and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do creating them.

Sandra and Robert Sturman

Contact email: robertsturman136@btinternet.com

Wild Source

feed your skin the way nature intended

Using nutritious oils rich in vitamins and healing properties that protect and restore your skin Wild Source is fresh, beautiful skincare. I use organic when I can and source as local as possible, even herbs from our garden such as comfrey, lavender, calendula and rosemary.
From cream to ointments, toners, body butters, sugar scrubs and serums, restore your skin with nature.


Ladybird Beads

Ladybird Beads makes quirky jewellery from almost anything she can get her hands on.

A magpie by nature, she collects beads, shiny stuff, things that might come in useful and haunts the local charity shops for upcyclable games which then lurk in boxes till inspiration hits. She started selling jewellery in 2009.


Nanuk Jewellery

Nanuk Jewellery is a range of unique jewellery designed and hand made by Louise Farrow in Saffron Walden, Essex. 

I use mostly Art Clay silver and sterling silver in my work, along with intricate wire details and colourful semi-precious stones, pearls and beads.  I have also done some work in gold, and commissions in silver or gold are always welcome.

My work can be found at: http://www.folksy.com/shops/NanukJewellery
Website: http://nanukjewellery.co.uk/

Beadie Eyed Edie

Beadie Eyed Edie was established 12 months ago by Kirsty Middleton who is a textile artist and jewellery designer maker.

Kirsty has been a designer maker for 16 years and has an HND in Textile Design from Cleveland College of Art Design.


Bubble Bakery

At the Bubble Bakery we make handmade bath products that are fun and fresh and made from the finest ingredients! All our soap is SLS free making it kind and gentle for sensitve skins.

Our hand creams are made from luscious 100% pure shea butter bliss for hardworking hands!


Oakleaf Jewellery

As anyone can tell from looking at my jewellery, I am a gardener.  From my earliest age, I have been spellbound by the diversity and beauty of leaves and flowers.  When I started making jewellery, even projects which were supposed to be abstract, eventually ended up as natural forms.  I have now surrendered to the fact that nothing can surpass the beauty of a garden and I hope in some small way I have been able to pay homage to nature in my jewellery.



Using vintage and recycled textiles and beads as well as high quality contemporary materials, I produce one-off quirky and innovative pieces - jewel encrusted mirrors, bags stitched from velvet, silk and linen, textured and colourful knitted and woven scarves and mufflers, eclectic necklaces and bangles, rag rugs, quilts, collages and so on....

Contact no: 01621 859242

Make It Sew

At Make It Sew we don't believe in throwing things away. Everything we sell is handmade with love from recycled and donated materials. Our aim is to create beautiful and unique gifts, jewellery, toys and homewares that raise awareness of green issues.


SX-Z Jewellery

At Sx-Z Jewellery we believe you should only wear pieces which make you feel bold and beautiful. Our 'Inz.pired' collection of hand crafted statement accessories is in keeping with this philosophy, classic meets the contemporary in these unique and highly individual patented designs whilst providing another dimension to your wardrobe.

Tel: +44 (0) 7764 892 384

Rebecca's Aix

Rebecca's Aix uses wonderful fabrics to create useful and individual handmade bags, cushions and jewellery. My designs use a combination of vintage fabric, recycled materials and modern Liberty prints. Each item comes with a little story written on a paper luggage tag about the fabric and it's previous life.

Tel no: 0044 (0)7786 264813