Cornwall, Lifestyle

Reasons to shop Cornish this Christmas

If you go down to the Guildhall in St Ives this weekend, you’re in for a festive treat. Etsy Made Local St Ives* kicked off tonight and will play host to a range of Cornish creatives until the end of the week.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018

If you’re not in Cornwall this weekend, never fear. I’ve linked up all of these fab businesses’ Etsy pages, along with some previews of their incredible products. Happy shopping!

Alison Bick‘s popular surf art is a staple of the Cornish craft market circuit.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Alison Bick

Amy Cooper Ceramics is home to bespoke, handmade porcelain lighting.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Amy Cooper Ceramics

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Amy Cooper Ceramics

Beth Garnett is a mixed media artist.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Beth Garnett

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Beth Garnett

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Beth Garnett

Clara has expanded since last year to include children’s clothing in their wide range. I still adore the sewing kits and the new star wands and pencils. Keep an eye on my 12 Days of Christmas giveaways (1-12 December) to be in with a chance of winning a Christmas activity kit.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Clara

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Clara

Cornish Skin Food creates 100% natural products.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Cornish Skin Food

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Cornish Skin Food

Cornwall’s Chocolate Cove produces handcrafted vegan, gluten and soya free chocolate.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Cornwall's Chocolate Cove

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Cornwall's Chocolate Cove

Emporium Illumination specialises in bespoke, handmade lighting.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Emporium Illumination

Glass By Bryony creates stained glass.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Glass by Bryony

Going Loopy creates unique accessories and home decor. Perfect if you’re looking for colourful and glittery Christmas decs.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Going Loopy

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Going Loopy

Hidden England showcases (original) photos of the unexpected, from Newquay to New York.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Hidden England

Humble Cottage transfers prints to tiles, coasters, lightboxes, cards and more.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Humble Cottage

Alright My Bird creates handmade collectible ceramics.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Julia Crimmen

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Julia Crimmen

I particularly love the polar bear brooches – something of a theme for this year.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018

Juniper Bags are handmade bags and purses.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Juniper Bags

Katy Pillinger is one of my favourite illustrators. I always pick up something from her stall and bought some cards this time.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Katy Pillinger

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Katy Pillinger

Lamorna Gore Ceramics creates beautiful products with vibrant precious metal lustres.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Lamorna Gore

Lizzie-May is another favourite illustrator. I couldn’t resist her Badass Women products.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Lizzie-May

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Lizzie-May

Lucktaylor Ceramics hand crafts Raku-fired ceramics, evoking the magic of the Cornish landscape.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Luck Taylor

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Luck Taylor

Natalie Toms is a wildlife artist.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Natalie Toms

Particle Press creates nature-inspired homewares and gifts.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Particle Press

Sally’s Shed takes items which are no longer loved and turns them into something beautiful. Look out for a giveaway as part of my 12 Days of Christmas series.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Sally's Shed

Saponista is another favourite. I love these artisan soaps and gift sets.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Saponista's Artisan Soaps

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Saponista's Artisan Soaps

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Saponista's Artisan Soaps

Sarah Drew Jewellery is made from recycled materials.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Sarah Drew Jewellery

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Sarah Drew Jewellery

Sea Pink Studio stocks handcrafted wooden bead necklaces.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Sea Pink Studio

Sharon McSwiney creates stunning metalwork and jewellery.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Sharon McSwiney

Stuff Made From Things creates bohemian and geometric jewellery for strong women.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Stuff Made From Things

The Cornish Artisan sells handcrafted herbal teas and natural luxury skin care products.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - The Cornish Artisan

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - The Cornish Artisan

The Nature of Paper creates beautiful and intricate paper goods.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - The Nature of Paper

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - The Nature of Paper

Tide Flowers is an eco-florist.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Tide Flowers

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Tide Flowers

Tumbisha experiments with textiles through African print.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Tumbisha

Wading Bird makes leather and textile goods.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - - Wadinh Bird

Windswept Girlie is a favourite from last year. I love the quirky kits, particularly the mermaid tea towel/cushion.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Windswept Girlie

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018 - Windswept Girlie

There you have it. So many reasons to shop Cornish this Christmas. Which Cornish creative is your favourite?

*I was given a lovely bag of goodies, also given to their volunteers, as thanks for coming along to the event.

3 thoughts on “Reasons to shop Cornish this Christmas”

  1. These are some lovely products and I love how your supporting independent businesses. We have our own Etsy made local event coming up very soon which I’m looking forward to.

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