Tel: 01234 240730 
Address: 35 High Street South, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4AA 
Tel: 01234 240730 
Address: 35 High Street South, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4AA 
Handcrafted Vintage Upcycled 

Artisans and Afterglow 

Afterglow is proud to represent the work of almost 40 designers and vintage traders from the local area. Read all about them here and remember that bespoke commissions and personalisation are often available. 
Our Vintage Traders and Designers 
Diana owns and runs Afterglow, and in her spare time upcycles furniture and guitars and ukuleles, using decoupage and chalk paint. Her other projects include handprinted teatowels, retro cufflinks, costume jewellery and sourcing a range of vintage items. 
Carrington Antiques & Collectables 
Karen and Claire are passionate about good quality antique furniture and quirky collectables. Their pieces - ranging from reupholstered vintage chairs to brass spirit levels, are thoughtfully restored, preserving our cultural heritage for future generations. 
Spoon rings, forkbangles, earrings, pendants, keyrings and more are all handmade by James using solid hallmarked silver and silver-plated vintage spoons and forks. Each design is unique. James also sources a range of handmade Baltic amber jewellery. 
Merriman's Vintage Jamboree 
A shelf of quirky vintage treasures, especially toys, books and collectables, which celebrate nostalgia and memories of childhood. Cherry also sources a range of vintage linen for us and creates beautiful rag wreaths for the home from recycled fabric. 
Sammy Jackson 
Sammy is a talented artist and crafter. Her paintings and drawings sit alongside adorable needlefelt animal keepsakes and a range of tiny teddies and other creatures in tins. Her work is complemented by attractive vintage finds. 
Mr Pip Goes Solo 
A mix of vintage, handmade and retro, Mr Pip makes upcycled scrabble pictures, coasters and cufflinks, and sources wooden boxes and signs popular with fans of Harry Potter and prosecco! Other wares include vintage brooches, kitchenalia, Lexicon cards and knobs. 
Salvaged Style 
Sarah Bell at Salvaged Style sources beautiful vintage furniture and collectables, handpicked for their design and style. Pieces such as chests of drawers, typewriters and antique boxes are sensitively restored, bringing them back to life for another generation. 
Claire Rocks 
Claire is an established vintage trader and describes herself as a "lover of things old, colourful and a tad tired". She specialises in homewares and kitchenalia, especially from the 1950s-1970s.  
Sunday Silversmiths 
Pip and Betty are a mother and daughter team who are learning the art of silversmithing, making pieces in their conservatory 'workshop' and sharing the results with us! Featuring rustic handmade silver and copper rings, earrings and bangles, and each one is unique. 
Vintage in the Shires 
Well known on the vintage circuit for their network of local fairs, Ann and Isabel's shelf is full of pretty homewares and collectables such as vintage tins, china, toys and books. They also source items such as typewriters, pictures and patchwork quilts. 
Jackie Vine Glass 
Jackie has been making glass in her Olney studio since 2005, inspired by folk art and the countryside and featuring both decorative work and useful pieces such as coasters or spoon rests. She uses mixed media such as copper sheet, paint and even old electricity cables. 
Black Fox Vintage 
Louise is an experienced trader offering a pretty selection of vintage goods ranging from vases to cake stands and books to pictures. She is also a talented artist, mixing paint to create nature scenes on reclaimed timber for use as wall hangings.  
Ruby and Wonder 
Tara and Wayne are a husband and wife team designing and handcrafting silver jewellery from a studio just outside Olney. Hammered finishes, stamped designs, silver wire and semi-precious stones feature in the pretty pendants, rings and earrings. 
Pecia Designs 
Kelly designs and creates colourful, beaded jewellery, taking her inspiration from the outdoors - the sea, rural escapes, urban areas, lakes and more. Each piece is individual, featuring some precious materials, some rare and some recycled and reflects the changing seasons. 
Molly Scarborough 
Molly is an artist from Rushden, Northants, who works in a variety of media, from pencils to watercolour and pastel to stipple. As well as pictures, she paints on recycled slates, boxes and tea caddies to create unique gifts for the home and garden. 
Boodles Doodles 
A talented artist, Sam combines painting with textiles, using freehand machine embroidery to create pictures, cushions, tea cosies and more, with touching messages and images. Any design can be personalised and bespoke orders are welcome. 
Top Step Antiques 
Alex is an knowledgable antiques dealer with a particular interest in art nouveau, Art Deco and jewellery. Her shelf at Afterglow houses an eclectic mix of mirrors, necklaces, photographs and toys, as well as photo cards featuring her collection of vintage teddies. 
Wick & Woo 
Made with love in Newport Pagnell, Wick & Woo produces small batches of hand-poured soy candles scented with luxury fragrances including Pomegranate Noir, Sea salt & Sage and Cuban Tobacco & Oak. The softly-diffusing soy room hangers are a bit hit too. 
Jenfleur's Crafts 
A scientist by day, and crafter in her time off, Jenny focuses on fabric gifts including a range of sturdy noticeboards for Afterglow. Each is hand-upholstered with country-theme fabric. Custom orders are available.  
Hannah is a Milton Keynes based upcycling fan, working mostly with postage stamps. She creates bespoke, hand-cut card artwork, functional pieces, decorations and unique wooden bunting. Commissions are welcome. 
Davina Lorraine Handmade Silver Jewllery 
Davina joined Afterglow when the shop first opened in 2014, selling handmade silver jewellery which is handmade in her Olney workshop. After a couple of years away working for a charity, we are delighted that she's back with exciting new rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets. 
Everything made by Tumbleworn starts life as something else - a chipped plate, old wine bottle or offcut of glass. Each piece is handcut and churned in sand and pebbles in the tumbler before being made into a unique piece such as a windchime, heart hanger, angel, jigsaw or jewellery. 
Sew Simi 
Simone loves colour and textiles, and creates vibrant scrunchies for Afterglow - to wear on your hair or your wrist. She is a talented seamstress, also designing and making beautiful one-off quilts. 
Enchanted Glass 
Kirsty uses lampwork - heating and shaping moulten glass - to make jewellery, beads, charaters and creatures. Her mini pets in pots feature moles, mice, hedgehogs and bunnies and are especially popular.  
Michelle Turner-Davidson 
Olney artist Michelle recently returned to painting after a gap of nearly 30 years, and hasn't looked back. She works mostly in acrylics and images from her original paintings are reproduced on quality cushions, mugs, cards and more. 
Naomi Brady 
Naomi is an accomplished painter and crafter, working in pencil, watercolour and textiles to create a range of decorations and cards. She often depicts animals and scenes from around the Olney area. 
Paula & the Pencils 
Paula is a talented illustrator and her artwork includes colourful prints of artist Frida Kahlo. She also makes a selection of badges and greetings cards featuring shrink plastic icons, plus mugs, mirrors, pompoms and more! 
Oathill and Kinsfolk 
Upcycling at its best, Gabriel transforms antique coins into beautiful pendants and earrings using traditional hand tools. Many of his designs feature creatures and scenes from the mystical land of Oathill and include intricate details and delicate engraving. 
Walnut Tree Leather 
A small family business based in North Buckinghamshire which handmakes and hand-stitches a timeless range of premium leather goods, from wallets to key keepers and purses to pin cushions. 
Fat Fairy 
Rowena designs and makes individual pieces of jewellery from sterling silver sheet and wire, often embellished with copper and natural gemstones, taking inspiration from nature and folklore. 
Little Suitcase of Ideas 
Little Suitcase is three crafters pulling together to create unique gifts, ranging from macrame to greetings cards and wool pictures to earrings. Their work is often light-hearted such as these upcycled plastic animals turned into pin cushions! 
Stained Glass by James 
James makes mirrors and suncatchers to complement the home, and each piece is handmade using the traditional lead and solder technique. Reclaimed Victorian glass is used alongside a rich range of colours and textures to make each design unique. 
Beaver Pens 
Alan is an experienced woodturner who now specialises in pen turning. He uses wood from sustainable sources as well as whisky barrels, deer antlers and coloured acrylics to make quality ballpoint and fountain pens to treasure. 
Artist Lisa has been part of Afterglow since the shop opened and supplies us with a range of pretty signs, brooches, mugs and decorative wooden hangers, hand-painted in her home studio in ice cream colours with a scattering of polkadots, roses and hearts. 
Upsydaisy Craft 
Nat makes quirky ceramics for people to give or keep, featuring animals, cacti, doodles and her love of biscuits! Her collection at Afterglow includes brooches, framed clay pictures and earrings. 
Kate Rowland 
Kate is a jewellery designer and illustrator who creates playful, conversation-starting pieces from ethically sourced materials. She laser cuts and etches designs in her studio before painting and assembling by hand. 
Rusty's Makes 
Rusty, aka Dave, makes stained glass hanging decorations in colourful designs to brighten up any window, including puppies, kittens, hearts, hummingbirds, butterflies, hot air balloons, beach huts and campervans. 
Catherine Peddel 
Catherine works in mixed media, inspired by nature. She dyes and prints her own fabric, including vintage linen, adding paint and stitching and even utilising tea bags to creat unique pieces of art and greetings cards. 
Afterglow also has greetings cards made by a number of local artists. 
If you would like to talk to us about your work we would love to hear from you. Give us a call or email us at 
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