OnlyWillow is a small studio and gift shop found in Kirkby Stephen in the beautiful Eden Valley. I am Olivia, the designer, maker, shop keeper and all things in-between. I studied Craft at University in Huddersfield and later completed my PGCE in Design and Technology in Manchester. I was a teacher for 9 years in many different schools teaching a range of different Art, Design and Technology subjects. Throughout this time, I had been running a ‘hobby-business’ creating and developing my jewellery style, I primary made jewellery for craft fairs, for friends or charity events. In 2017 I decided to leave my teaching career and to peruse my dream of becoming a jewellery maker/designer.
In June 2018 I opened OnlyWillow Jewellery and Gifts, the premises has a jewellery studio where visitors can watch me work, order personalised jewellery and even attend jewellery making workshops. The shop area has the jewellery pieces on display, for you to browse, purchase or order the handcrafted jewellery. I also support many local other crafters and sell a huge range of homeware, clothing and accessories, all handcrafted locally by extremely talented designers – the perfect place to find the perfect keepsake and take a little bit of the Eden Valley with you wherever you go.