SB Sheena Bulsara creates One of a Kind jewellery for the woman who wants something unique. Her label SB Brand has been running for five years now. Valuing the intrinsic beauty of antiques and vintage charms, semi precious stones and Swarovski crystals. Sheena creates unique compositions in her jewellery that sit somewhere on the continuum of art and design.
“I want my jewellery to be like sculptural jewels that opulently adorn the body in some cases blurring the line between clothing and jewellery” Read more
Barbara creates pieces in silver and gold inspired by her travels through India, Egypt, Morocco as well as her exploration of museums and galleries throughout London. The recurring designs and styles of these places are incorporated into her jewellery to create a sense of timelessness- both classical and new at once.
She honed her skills while studying jewellery and silversmithing at Sir John Cass University in London. Each piece is handmade in her workshop in London, using mainly sterling silver, plated in 18ct gold, and a variety of techniques, such as wax carving, Keum- Boo (fine gold fusing) and reticulation. Read more
Alex Garnett is an independent designer who produces quirky fun ceramics with an emphasis on originality like all our designers. A self-taught ceramicist and experienced prop maker with a passion for visual art, he prides himself on products hand made in the UK. Perhaps his main forte is subverting mundane everyday items into unique, quirky collectibles.
Graduating from Goldsmiths in 2003, Alex co-founded the design studio MIXKO. In 2010 he established himself independently under WWW.ALEXGARNETT.COM where he continues to produce visually striking work ranging from interior design to fashion accessories and modern sculpture.
Past clients include Bloomberg, Dirk Bikkembergs, Fiorucci, IKEA, Paul Smith and Top Shop. His work has also featured on The One Show and Noel Fielding’s “Luxury Comedy” series. Read more
Sandra Tepla makes bespoke jewellery that is all about texture, line, contrast and colour. Her pieces are handmade from both silver and non-precious materials.
Each design takes on the botanic life that serves as her inspiration, which she documents and explores photography. Sandra’s stated aim is to: “…establish a new form of jewellery that is independent of association with wealth and social status.”
Her latest collection Entwined is reflecting her love for organic forms and use of patina. Primary nine pieces of wearable art are produced from copper wire coated
in silver and beach glass collected from all over Europe. Pendants are suspended from beautifully detailed cord necklaces featuring silver and brass findings.
Use of patina in this collection gives pieces an aged look. Each piece of Entwined jewellery is a statement piece to be reckoned with. Read more
Myriam Lengliné is a London-based Parisian milliner, the gifted hands and creative mind behind “La dame au béret”.
Inspired by the timeless elegance and craftsmanship of bygone eras, traditional folk costumes, flora and fauna, “La dame au béret” specialises in bespoke millinery – enchanting opulent hats and headpieces, the perfect headwear for every discerning personality with a Bohemian, romantic spirit and a soul shrouded in mystery and drama. Myriam combines her French Parisian heritage with British individuality and eccentricity, mixing traditional and contemporary millinery techniques; primarily recycling antique and vintage materials.
All her pieces are handmade one-off models. Read more
Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show was a hit! We had a whole selection of talented designers exhibiting with us again, and it was great to see some old faces coming back for our second event! There were some really unique and out-there pieces on display at the autumn show, we were so excited to see some of the truly amazing stuff our sellers had to offer. In case you missed it, we got very snap happy with the camera, so here’s a few photos from the event for you to browse.
Nature has always been at the forefront of Samantha’s inspiration. That burst of life and energy you experience when you walk through a bed of flowers or meadow are elements in which Samantha hopes to portray within her own work.
Hand building is very much Samantha’s passion for the unique qualities she can achieve from this process. Her organic, bulb-like forms make a bold statement on their own but also work together to fully express the immeasurable experience of nature.
Samantha’s knowledge of colour and glazing has really helped aid her in her work; the more expressive glazing techniques not only compliment the forms but also make them vibrant and distinctive.
For Samantha Ceramics is unlike any other art form and she feels most creative and comfortable when working with clay.
Anna loves designing and making beautiful hand crafted accessories. Her interest in fashion started in Rome when her grand mother handed her fabric and pins to create her own dolls clothes. Coming from a family of creatives she considers it a natural choice to study fashion. After many years as a woman’s wear designer, creating ranges for the high street she became disillusioned with the whole process of mass production. She felt that to be a true designer you have to be able to design, cut the pattern and make the design.
She has always had a passion for leather and enrolled in a course at the London College of Fashion. She immediately began work experience at a renowned sample making studio. After three years of work experience she found herself a full time employee liaising and working on collections for designers such as Giles Deacon, Henry Holland and Mulberry.
Having learned so much about construction and pattern cutting she felt she needed to do her own thing, which is creating beautiful Eco Luxury handbags and headbands with a minimal carbon footprint many of which are one off pieces!
The brain child of Jennifer Rowley, Fanny the Hatter is a new brand for 2014. She has already been making hats for half a decade after working in costume, graphic design, jewellery making, theater lighting and “a million other bits and pieces” as she puts it. Her range of handmade hats, head pieces and fascinators are all produced on the narrowboat she lives on in West London that she also opens as a shop when the weather is obliging. Her styles range from the vintage to the modern including top hats to trilbys!
Mark’s work is inspired by his enthusiasm for graphic novels, science fiction and architecture. His pieces are either hand carved in wax using the lost wax casting method or prototyped using 3D modelling software. During this process he is able to create pieces of jewellery each with a unique sculptural quality.
Although fairly new to the industry after a career in media, Mark not only creates his own range but has also worked alongside fashion designers, creating dynamic catwalk ranges and bespoke one-off commissions.
Esoteric London is a cutting edge urban lifestyle brand specialising in hand made clothing, jewellery and accessories. Established in 2012 by London College of Fashion graduate Chloe Hope King, who wanted to create something fresh reflecting her love for hands on design and manufacture. Creating collections that allow her customers to make a statement, stand out, and be generally more awesome than the rest of the general public.
Esoteric London will feature limited edition pieces as well as launch a new pieces at Intrigue Emporium’s Autumn Show.
Yadaina Aisha is a new independent label specialising in fine, luxury and exclusive jewellery. Designs ‘play with’ and draw a heavy inspiration from nature and possess an ‘exotic beauty’ through the use of a carefully selected wide-ranging colour palette. Coupled with a personal creative vision and a signature style, each design is carefully crafted, highly artistic and contains various elements of abstraction from the subject in focus.
Founded by Cass Jewellery & Silversmithing graduate Yadaina Watson in July 2014, the label strives to ‘deliver with a difference’ whilst maintaining and supporting ‘the handmade craft’. As a highly creative label, this is paramount, especially in today’s ‘saturated mass and machine-led’ jewellery market.
As a label that stands for a ‘hands-on’ approach to making, no two pieces are the same, ensuring authenticity.
The ethos of the label is ‘to encourage individuality’, ‘promote the fashion-focused individual’ and ‘embrace a unique sense of style’.