Seek & Adore’s Mentoring Programme for Makers

Posted on 16 April 2014 by Seek & Adore Team

“Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.” – Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring

The Seek & Adore Mentoring Programme offers designer-makers one-to-one, targeted support with a specific business issue over the course of two telephone mentoring sessions, with email support between sessions. You could choose to focus on almost anything, from support with range planning and pricing to a marketing strategy to launch a new product range. All that is important is that it is an issue that you feel would benefit from some impartial, external input to help you make your own assessment of what steps need to be taken to address the issue. Your mentor will not tell you what to do but will help you reach your own conclusion.

Find out more about how the programme works

Read a case study from someone who has been through the Seek & Adore Mentoring Programme

Select a mentor from our network of mentors

Download and complete our booking form

Stay On Trend This Spring With Handmade Bags

Posted on 11 April 2014 by Seek & Adore Team

Find handmade bags and leather goods from designer makers and artists. Buy stylish handcrafted handbags at Seek & Adore.

Update your spring/summer wardrobe with fantastic handmade bags from Seek & Adore. Handcrafted by our designer makers, find eye catching bags that will transform your outfit for the new season ahead.

Handmade Bags For All Occasions

Here at Seek & Adore we have a stunning collection of handmade bags to brighten up your spring wardrobe. Choose from totes, satchels and more for all your springtime activities.

Andrea Hauser – Green Shopper Tote BagInspired by a spring garden, this bright green tote features contrasting appliquéd red poppies. Sewn on by hand, this cute print with flower motif is the ideal bag for lunch or shopping with friends. With a practical inside pocket for your phone or purse, this simple handmade bag is also lined with a different fabric each time. Andrea Hauser also makes a great range of purses in other designs and prints.

Laura Spring – Small Red Duffle BagIdeal for a trip to the beach or park, this small duffle bag is the perfect companion. Hand printed with a geometric brick-style pattern, this nautical handmade bag can be worn in a number of different ways. Featuring a discreet front pocket, this lovely duffle bag has a dark navy acrylic canvas base and plaited cotton rope handle.

Wolfram Lohr – Nancy BagFeaturing an adjustable and detachable strap, the Nancy Bag can be used as a handbag or clutch. Designed to hold an iPad and you daily essentials, this bag would make an ideal day bag for city walks and sightseeing. Easily transformed for a night out on the town, this stunning leather bag would make a smart all rounder. Choose from three different on trend colour palettes; brown, lilac and lime, green, mustard and, red and turquoise leather.

Find Handcrafted Bags At Seek & Adore

For the very best handmade bags, take a look at the wonderful collections created by the designer makers at Seek & Adore. Made with love, our range of handcrafted bags are produced from the finest fabrics and leathers to ensure quality as well as design.

To update your wardrobe this spring, by fabulous handmade bags online at Seek & Adore. For general enquiries please call 0845 519 6275 or email customerservice@seekandadore.com.

Birthday Gifts Ideas For Her At Seek & Adore

Posted on 11 April 2014 by Seek & Adore Team

Are you looking for some Birthday Gift Ideas? Look no further, as we have a range of Unusual and Handmade Birthday Gifts for you to choose from. Visit Seek & Adore to find out more.

Are you after fantastic birthday gift ideas for a loved one? Here at Seek & Adore we’ve got great birthday gifts to suit every taste and budget, from stunning prints and homewares, to jewellery and scarves for her.

Handmade Birthday Gift Ideas For Her

Find the perfect birthday gift ideas for her online at Seek and Adore. Choose from an exclusive collection of handmade gifts to make their special day a memorable one. For wonderful birthday presents to suit any taste and budget, take a look at our top gift ideas.

Silk Scarves by Ekta KaulMade from beautifully hand dyed silk, Ekta Kaul’s silk scarves can be worn in a number of different ways. Available in a fantastic range of colours to suit any outfit, choose from red, cream, grey, navy or green. Featuring playful buttons and loops, these silk scarves can be worn a variety of ways depending on how you button up the loops and baubles. A great birthday gift for all ages, treat your best friend or girlfriend to one of these beautiful scarves.

Lino Prints by Cally ConwayInspired by nature, Cally Conway’s lino prints would make a great birthday gift idea for a new homeowner or outdoor’s enthusiast. Created from an original sketchbook drawing, these handmade lino prints would look great in any room of the house. Choose from a snake, sleeping red fox, yellow robin, green dog or crane and octopus prints.

Ceramics by Louise HallDelicately imprinted with intricate lace designs, Lorna Hall’s vases and pots would make the ideal birthday gift. Choose from a range of cream ceramic items with contrasting coloured insides, or a range of coloured ceramic vessels and pots. Handmade to look like a soft cloth bag, these playful pots can be used to store any number of items around the home.

Why Choose Seek and Adore For Birthday Gifts?

From small tokens to distinctive homewares, here at Seek and Adore you will find beautifully unique birthday gift ideas for her. Handmade with love by our designer makers, there is nothing more special than giving a gift from Seek and Adore.

Browse our gift ideas online today. For general enquiries call 0845 519 6275 or email customerservice@seekandadore.com.

Free online seminar: Making the most of Marketplaces: This Wed (12th March) 8pm

Posted on 10 March 2014 by Hatty Fawcett

If you sell online with Seek & Adore (or another marketplace) and want to know how to get the most out of being on a marketplace, then join our Founder, Hatty Fawcett, this Wednesday (12th March) at 8pm for a free online seminar.

The seminar is being hosted by the Handmade Horizons Marketing Academy and gives you the chance to find out:

- How to choose the right marketplace for you

- How to get your products SEEN on marketplaces (and turn those sights in to SALES)

- How to build your brand on a marketplace website

 

Claire and Polly of Handmade Horizons Marketing Academy will be joined by two specially invited guest experts:

- Emily Barnes (formerly Head of Marketing at Folksy) and

- Hatty Fawcett, Founder of Seek & Adore

As you’d expect, both Emily and Hatty have a huge amount of insight and knowledge on what it takes to be successful on a marketplace website. They are in a unique position to know what customers, journalists and buyers are looking for…so don’t miss this opportunity to learn from their experience and pick up some useful tips!

The seminar will take the form of a Q&A session. You will be invited to put forward your top 3 questions when you register for the webinar, using a link to a Google Form. Polly and Claire will put forward your questions to Hatty and Emily on the night. If you don’t want to ask any questions and just want to listen-in, you will still get lots from the session. If you want to ask questions but are unable to make the call live….the call will be recorded, so register anyway and submit your questions anyway. The recording will be sent out the next day.

Register for free: 

To register for this free online seminar from 8pm – 9pm on Wednesday, March 12th, please click on the link below:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1160931803728337153

 

Once you have registered, you will receive a link which you will be able to use to join the call on Wednesday evening.

Silver Jewellery To Make Your Outfit | Silver Necklace

Posted on 7 March 2014 by Seek & Adore Team

Find handmade silver jewellery from British designer makers at Seek and Adore. The perfect addition to your outfit, browse our range online.

At Seek and Adore we have an exclusive collection of sterling silver jewellery handmade by our designer makers. Find earrings, necklaces and bracelets for every occasion with our stunning handmade jewellery pieces.

Complete Your Look With Silver Jewellery

Browse our iconic silver jewellery collections from our designer makers. Lovingly crafted and designed, our unique handmade jewellery is the perfect way to complete your outfit and finish your look.

Antonia Ross

The new range from Antonia Ross is inspired by intricate patterns in nature. Her silver jewellery designs incorporate castings from natural objects, with necklaces and rings which are whimsical delicate and evocative of the seashore or a woodland walk.

  • Crossover leaf ring – £70 – The perfect addition to your outfit, this silver crossover ring would look great with a day dress or jeans. Delicately wrapping around your finger, this detailed leaf ring is the ideal choice for fans of vintage.
  • Gold Plated Silver Acorn Earrings – £85 – Made from sterling silver and gold plated with 18ct yellow gold, these acorn drop earrings will add interest and intrigue to your outfit. Quirky and fun, these earrings could be worn with any of your favourite clothes.

  • Silver Copper Crystal Pendant – £55 – Crafted from sterling silver, this stunning pendent would make the perfect addition to a little black dress. Made from a natural copper crystal cast in sterling silver, this pendant is exquisitely detailed and intricate.

Tess Blenkinsop

A new designer maker at Seek and Adore, Tess Blenkinsop’s jewellery has been beautifully crafted out of sea smoothed glass and silver. Evocative of the seashore, her silver jewellery would look great with your day wear.

  • Large Silver Fish Pendant with Sea Glass Drop –£90 – Finished with a sea green glass drop, this silver necklace would work wonderfully with a v-neck top or strapless dress.
  • Silver Textured Fish Studs – £45 – Made from sterling silver, these stunning fish shape studs are textured and hand finished. Subtle and unique, these silver studs could be worn during the day or to a formal occasion.
  • Silver Round Bangle with Three Fish Drops – £195 – Featuring three different style fish shape drops, this stunning silver bangle could be worn with any outfit. Crafted from a single round wire, this silver bangle is classic and unique.

Gabriella Casemore

Inspired by the repetitive patterns found in flowers and vintage floral fabrics, the silver jewellery made by Gabrielle Casemore is simple, delicate and easy to wear.

  • Silver Round Orchid Pendant – £98 – A very unusual necklace, this has a subtle leaf pattern on the outside surface of the circular pendant, with two small orchid flowers delicately hanging inside. With a brushed satin finish, this silver necklace could be worn day or night.
  • Silver Fritillaria Long Stem Earrings – £44 – Inspired by the beautiful Snake’s Head Fritillaria flower the stem forms the ear wire, visibly hanging down behind the ear. A distinctive earring, they would look great with an elegant evening dress.
  • Silver Fritillaria Flower Pendant – £96 – Also inspired by the beautiful Fritillaria flowers, this stunning statement necklace would make the perfect partner to the long stem earrings.

Elegant Handmade Silver Jewellery From Seek And Adore

Find classic and elegant handmade silver jewellery here at Seek and Adore. Available in a range of unique styles and designs, our silver pieces would make the perfect addition to your jewellery collection.

For any enquiries please call 0845 519 6275 or email customerservice@seekandadore.com.

Fantastic Birthday Gift Ideas | Birthday Present Ideas

Posted on 7 March 2014 by Seek & Adore Team

Find fantastic birthday gift ideas here at Seek and Adore. Whether you are looking for an 18th or 80th birthday present, you’ll find it here.

Wish your friends and family a happy birthday with fantastic birthday gift ideas from Seek and Adore. Here you will find presents to suit every taste and budget, all of which have been handmade by our designer makers.

Birthday Gift Ideas That Will Make Their Day

 If you are looking for birthday gift ideas for a loved one, a handmade purse or wallet is a great idea. Practical and ideal for every age, a wallet will make a memorable gift to friends and family.

  • Leather Wallets from Wolfram Lohr – Choose from a leather zip pocket wallet or note wallet, handmade from the finest leather. A popular choice for men, these are a must have for those who do not want anything too bulky. £45-49.
  • Brightly Coloured Purses from Margo Selby – The perfect birthday gift idea for those who love pattern and colour, these double clasp purses are available in a selection of prints. Double sided with a different section of fabric on each side, these purses are bright, fun, and handmade with love. £32.

  • Spring designs from Andrea Hauser – Welcome in spring with a practical purse from Andrea Hauser. Ideal for keeping your make-up, phone and small items altogether in your handbag, these bright green and poppy motif purses will make the ideal gift for all ages. £17-21.

Stationery is another great birthday gift if you are struggling for ideas. Useful and beautiful, handmade stationary and notepads will look wonderful on a desk at work, or in the office at home.

  • Notebooks from Freya Lines – Inspired by natured, these handmade patterned notebooks would make the perfect birthday present for young people going to university. Choose your own pretty pairing from Freya’s designs for your 2 handmade patterned notebooks. £16.

  • Pens from Phil Baldwin – Inlayed with the finest quality rosewood, satinwood and birch, these pens would make the ideal gift for a businessman or women. Highly polished with black titanium and platinum plated fittings, these pens come in a beautiful box with black refill. £49.95-£96.50.

  • Wooden paperweights and letter opener from Richard Shock – beautifully crafted from a variety of different woods, Richard Shock’s paperweights and letter opener gift sets would make the ideal present for that special someone. Each item is gift boxed and stunningly presented. £25-54.

As spring comes into view, why not give flowers and a beautiful vase to put them in. An ideal gift for the new homeowner, our handmade vases will make a real style statement.

  • Pastel vases from Lucy Burley – Choose from a stunning collection of pastel coloured vases in a range of different shapes. Buy a single vase or a trio of duck-egg bottles for a statement in the home. £25-100.

  • Hand decorated vases from Georgina Fowler – decorated with a variety of modern designs and prints, these vases from Georgina would make the perfect accompaniment to a stunning floral bouquet.  £31-78.

Find Handmade Gift Ideas At Seek And Adore

Browse our website for a fantastic range of birthday gift ideas from our designer makers. For general enquiries call 0845 519 6275 or email customerservice@seekandadore.com.

Gifts As Unique As The One You Love | Unique Gifts

Posted on 6 February 2014 by Seek & Adore Team

With unique gifts and jewellery from Seek and Adore you can find the perfect present for your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

From elegantly simple designs to statement jewellery pieces, here at Seek and Adore you will find the perfect unique gifts or you loved one this Valentine’s. Give a gift as precious as the one you love with our beautifully handcrafted silver jewellery.

Made With Love To Be Given With Love: Unique Gifts For Valentine’s Day

Seek and Adore will help you to pick the perfect, unique gift for your sweetheart. Browse our love inspired handmade jewellery and find something that suits your partner’s style. Each of our Valentine’s gifts has been made with love by our designer makers, so you are sure to find something personal that you can give with your love.

Created with passion and flair, you can give our handmade pieces with love to your partner. For those who love nature, the silver collection from Gabriella Casemore is the ideal choice. Inspired by mother nature and the repetitive patterns found in flowers, her work includes a beautiful round blossom pendant, silver Fritillaria long stem earrings and, a stunning cherry blossom open bangle. Elegant and simple, whilst remaining totally unique, this silver jewellery would make the gift for your loved one.

Nothing says ‘I love you’ better than a poetry bangle from Loretta Harmer. Choose to have the bangle inscribed with “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – E. Roosevelt, or a message of your own. Make the unique gift truly personal, and infuse the bangle with love for your Valentine.

Give your heart to your loved one with silver jewellery from Elin Mair Roberts. Delicately imprinted with a beautiful organic flower print, browse her stunning collection of heart shaped earrings and pendants to find the perfect sweetheart, to give to your sweetheart.

The collection from Sarah Jane Whittaker is the ideal gift for two love birds. Featuring silver bird shape charms engraved with an organic print, these beautiful pieces of silver jewellery are a great unique gift for your partner.

If your loved one likes to make a statement, take a look at the silver jewellery collection from Sarah McCallum. Simple yet with standout, her unique jewellery pieces can be worn to almost any occasion. Inspired by the natural world, her McCallum’s Embossed Pebble Studs would make the ideal gift for your sweetheart.

For the hopeless romantic, Suzanne Potter’s Silver Mistletoe and Berry Felt Gems Pendant would make a great unique gift. Featuring a silver and grey felt pendant shaped like mistletoe, this necklace will give you an excuse to shower your partner in kisses all year round.

 

 

Treat Your Sweetheart With Unique Gifts From Seek & Adore

Seek and Adore have a beautiful range of handmade jewellery and gifts, perfect for your partner this Valentine’s. Handcrafted with passion and love, bestowed on each piece by our designer makers, our love inspired jewellery collection is the only present you will need this Valentine’s Day.

For more information on our range of love inspired jewellery, call 0845 519 6275 or email customerservice@seekandadore.com.