Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Colour Rules!

With Spring and Summer approaching its time to add some colour to our lives right?
I never need an excuse to add some colour to the shop so here you go. Our new Colour Rules Purse and Clutch are here...

The colour rules purse is a super eye popping orange on the front and a bright bubblegum pink on the back. You can grab one RIGHT HERE

And if you need a little more space for make-up, phone, and general everyday bits and bobs we have a clutch/large pouch. Oh and the lining is turquoise just incase you needed a little bit more colour. You can grab one RIGHT HERE

Friday, February 13, 2015

New in the shop...

We have some new earring is store ready for the weekend.
Our new Segment Drop Studs are all about clean lines and simple shapes.
You can grab a pair right HERE
Oh and you can still use our 20% discount code VALENTINETREAT until 11pm on Saturday night.
Anna, CM

Monday, February 09, 2015

Heads up lovely shoppers!

Yes yes yes!
20% off in the shop.
How can you resist such treats.
Valentines day lover or not, go on you know you want to.
CLICK HERE Something beyond your wildest dreams will happen.

Anna, CM

Monday, January 19, 2015

Just a little heads up...

Our Special colourway Aquila necklace in UP IN THE SHOP
Hope you like it! Its a special price of just £15 this week but will increase next week to the normal Aquila price of £22. Grab a bargain while you can...
Anna, CM

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Design times...

I hope everyone is surviving the cold and dark and general after Christmas-ness. Its hard work for sure.
I like January from a work perspective. I always feel ready to create and I find its a great month for creating and finalizing new ranges. In the crazy run up to Christmas I always have lots of ideas and no time to see them through so I log the ideas and put them into work in January. So, that said there are lots of new products on their way for you guys.

I thought I would share a few photos today of work in progress. I like sharing work in progress.
 First up are our new Segment Drop Studs, I have been using this lovely brass shape for a little while now and thought it would be fantastic as a pair of statement earrings. So here they are! They will be up in the shop soon to sit with our very popular Aquila Necklace I am working on another necklace to sit with them, we will see how that works out.
 Next up are these FABULOUS leatherettes (above) that arrived in the post this morning. They had me spinning round in the studio with excitement this morning. For the Autumn 2014 season we added some super leatherette clutches and purse. Well, they turned out to be very popular and as you have probably gathered I am a little bit of a colour addict so the next step was to introduce so eye popping colours for Spring. Watch this space for our progress. I think you are going to like the results. As we have done with the gold/grey combo we will be mixing the eye popping colours for a less subtle look!
 Above are more leatherette samples gathered for inspiration. Why leatherette and not leather? Well, I like leatherette, its as simple as that. Its easy to work with, sews like a dream so it makes production very easy. It comes in lots of fantastic colour's. It wipes clean. And if you don't like leather (vegetarian or vegan perhaps) its great for you. We are not using it as a cheap alternative to leather (good quality leatherette like we use is not cheap!) Its a great fabric that makes great purses and clutches. End of story.
Last in our little tour is a grey/gold version of our Aquila Necklace In the run up to Christmas Custom Made took part in the Poundshop at the ICA. Very exciting for us! Well the Poundshop team asked me to design a second colourway of the necklace and thats how the grey/gold combo came about. We have a few extras here at CM HQ so they will be going in the shop very soon.

Thats it for now.

Anna, CM

Monday, January 05, 2015

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year everyone.
The Custom Made office is back in full action today after a lovely Christmas break. We have been sneaking in and out of the office from time to time over the Christmas period to keep things in order but today is the first official day back.

We did a huge haul to the post office today so all your orders placed over the holidays are on their way.

Thank you so much to everyone who shopped with us this Christmas season making 2014 the best Christmas yet. All of you who shopped in our online shop, at all our superb stockists and the lovely fairs we did in the run up to Christmas- THANK YOU!

I am pretty much overwhelmed with the response to our little brand and thank goodness we started Christmas in July!

I am very excited about 2015 with lots of new products planned for the year. There will be a couple of new items to tell you about in the next week or so and new collections coming after.

I cant see how I will ever tire of this work life!

Anna, CM

Monday, December 08, 2014

Busy Weekend!

Christmas fairs are in full swing and this weekend we have a double weeeknd (Saturday and Sunday)
Info below-
First up is Saturday at Crafty Fox in Peckham. Do come along its going to be excellent with a superb line up of designers and makers selling their wares plus music and tea and cake. I'm hoping the The Teas Knees, resident Crafty Fox teas shop with have their delish apple toffee cake MORE INFO HERE

Then Sunday its fun fun fun all over again at the Bust Christmas Craftacular. 70 vendors, workshops, food, music, Rob Ryan etc. Its a new venue this year that looks super fun MORE INFO HERE
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