Wednesday, 23 February 2011


... a bit about me...

... For those that don't know me, hi! I'm Bethany Matthews, a designer maker with a passion for all things handmade based in Cheshire.

Chunky Statement Necklace

 I graduated from University with a 2:1 in Contemporary Crafts back in 2008 and as soon as I left I set up my business, Handmade by Bethany, specialising is jewellery and accessories, but also making the odd card and wedding stationary too! I love to dabble and will have a go at anything. I have a particular passion for buttons! Commissions always welcome.

Handmade enamel & felt brooch

Organza Wedding Bouquet

 After leaving University it was my dream to have my own little craft shop and tea rooms. Well last year one thing led to another and in September I opened 'Handmade By...'. A small but perfectly formed craft shop (minus the tea rooms, they can come later) with a workshop at the back. So I can sell and make all under one roof.

That's me in Handmade By...

As well as making and selling my own jewellery and accessories I also stock work from other artists and designers who are all based in Cheshire & the surrounding areas.
 I think it's so important to promote local talent, especially when it comes to the arts.


  1. Congrats on your new blog :) You have some lovely items x

  2. Love your blog. Am now following you. Keep up the good work.

  3. Glad you're doing well your shop looks lovely.