showcasing those who have committed crimes against the commercial

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The November give away is here!!
The competition closes and the winner is announced on 30th November - details below!
THE MISSION - To promote fellow indie designers and tell everyone about their wonderful work and just how amazing they are. So what!? Why are we different? We have noticed that despite a high demand, there is lack of free representation for Indie designers in the UK, there are plenty of US sites, but what about when you want to reach an audience closer to home? So we are making it our business to fill the gap and get you designers and crafters seen - for free! Not from the UK but want to reach out to a new market? Thats ok, we'd love to feature you too.

THE ETHOS - Everyone benefits buying handmade. Fact. We know this and by the time we're finished the world will know it! Partners in Crime is about spreading the 'handmade' word, so come on - shout about it with us! We know that we don't know it all, and are always open to your suggestions to improving the site, so don't be shy.

THE PRODUCTS - Everything and anything handmade - the more unusual the better, we love discovering something completely different

Remember we need to work together to spread the word, so when you've been featured, tell everyone you know, to tell everyone they know, by linking back to us here, and before we know it- the whole world will know all about YOUR craft!


What goes around, comes around - the rambling path of a recycler

Sue Harris
Blue Box Studio

Blue Box Studio is a treasure trove of findings from the shore. Sue designs and makes jewellery using sterling silver and sea glass, mainly collected from beaches around the beautiful south west coast line of England and occassionally from abroard.

When Sue isn't busy making jewellery she is busy creating stunning silk and velvet scarves using shibori, devoré, batik and other printing techniques.

If this looks like something you would like to have a go at then you've come to the right place, Sue runs shibori dyeing workshops and sells a range of shibori dyeing scarf kits (make your own masterpiece in the mircrowave!) As well as selling loose sea glass for collectors or jewellery makers that might not live near the sea!

Sues Story . . .
What goes around, comes around. My mum gave me my first sewing machine at the age of 5. A little blue toy that made daisy chain stitching. She then showed me how to make patterns from paper; so I cut up my bed sheets to make a dress. I wasn't too popular that day but she did then realise that a little toy machine wasn't going to hold my attention for long. She let me loose with her sewing machine. I sewed anything and everything. Sewing lessons in school didn't amuse me. I've worked my way through spinning and weaving local fleeces to make cloth to sew, machine knitting, kumihimo - a love of silk threads left over from a friends weaving, onto making jewellery from the silk braids, then just making the jewellery from silver, before discovering sea glass .... The scarves started out as a bit of fun and light relief but soon became equal partners with the jewellery and now I make lots of things with fabrics that catch my eye using a sewing machine. I've not cut up any sheets recently, but looking out of my window, the curtains catch my eye ... watch this space!

You can buy all of Sue's fabulous work online -

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