Bohemian Beads was established in early 2006 by Claire Thomas – it started following a passion that I have for beads and all things shiny and has since then expanded to include scarves, pendant scarves and fair trade shrugs
As you will know from going into your high street shops – everyone is now selling jewellery – you can even find it in your local supermarket! But how many times have you thought – I like that design but not in that colour?
If you dream of a piece of jewellery to be made exactly as you wish for a special outfit, a wedding or another special occasion, I am always happy to take commissions. I also have many hand crafted designs which are are unique. Each one is made individually and often no two items are the same. Once your order has been received I will aim to deliver within 7 days, however, if your item is a bespoke handcrafted piece whereby you have commissioned the design, I may require additional time to make your piece of jewellery. Each handmade jewellery item will be placed in a organza, ribbon tied gift bag adding that special touch to your purchase. You will also find my jewellery in www.collectivecheltenham.co.uk in the Regent Arcade, Cheltenham
Despite be initially resistant – in 2008 I started running jewellery making workshops from home, these were popular and progressed to me then going onto running birthday parties for children. In late 2011 my new website was launched www.bohemiankids.co.uk this is solely dedicated to the children’s parties (ideal for birthday parties/brownies and guides). I still run the workshops from home and also from the local arts centre and other venues around the county of Gloucestershire – take a look at my events page or contact me to find out it there is one coming up
To complement the Handmade Jewellery, I also sell clothing which is sourced from around the world thus ensuring that the items are ethically made. Currently our most popular range are the loose knitted shrugs and the pendant scarves – but I am always on the look out for items that are different and unique.