The Unexpected Boutique is run by me, Helen, and I design and make the majority of the jewellery myself, with occasional contributions from my sister, Nicolar.
I’ve been making jewellery from found objects since 2005 – starting with buttons, and gradually incorporating more different components into the pieces.
The online shop is home to an eclectic collection of jewellery made with anything and everything that I can turn into jewellery, with a focus on using unusual items which are not normally associated with jewellery, and also re-using parts from old and broken jewellery made with more traditional materials such as beads.
The Unexpected Boutique is a completely independent micro-business, run from my home in County Durham, where I make and photograph all the jewellery, edit my website, and package and post out everyone’s orders. When you buy from this site, you’re directly supporting a small, independent UK-based business.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (in case you haven’t guessed, I’m also the customer services department…)
Designer, the Unexpected Boutique