A little bit about OnlyWillow
Only Willow is a quaint studio and gift shop set in the tranquil village of Kirkby Stephen, Eden Valley. I am Olivia, the designer, craftswoman, shop keeper and all things in-between.
I studied craft at Huddersfield University, later completing my PGCE in Design and Technology in Manchester. Following this, I taught secondary school art, design and technology for nine years.
Throughout this time, I had been enjoying my jewellery crafting hobby and developing my distinctive style. Primarily, I made jewellery for craft fairs, charity events, and as gifts for friends.
In 2017 I finally followed my dreams, taking the leap to becoming a full-time jewellery designer and creator. June 2018 brought the grand opening of Only Willow Jewellery and Gifts studio and shop.
Visitors to my studio are able to watch me work, order bespoke jewellery pieces, and even attend jewellery crafting workshops. My unique handmade jewellery can all be seen on display in the pretty little shop. Browsing is encouraged, with no pressure to buy. I also support many other talented local designers, and sell a range of handmade homeware, clothing and accessories, all made right here in Eden Valley.
Visit Only Willow on your next visit to this picturesque part of the country, for the ideal place to find the perfect keepsake. Take a little bit of the Eden Valley with you, wherever you go.