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 work includes 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. 
Little Eccentric 
A collection of beautiful handcrafted creations made primarily from wool and silk, including wet-felted pictures, vessels, brooches and notebooks, and eco-dyed scarves. Described by Nikki as painting with fibres, each one is unique. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. With larger items such as lamps, pictures, furniture and cricket bats too, there's always something new to see. 
Heritage Emporium 
Heather sources pretty and colourful ceramic, glass and metal hooks and knobs to complement upcycling projects. She also has a range of handpainted decorations such as beach huts, hearts and birds to help make your house a beautiful home. 
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. 
Shabby Polka Dots 
Shabby Polka Dots brings together Sharon's love of all things vintage with her talent for sewing. Her pretty tea sets, vintage fabric and books nestle alongside cushions, brooches and framed embroidery and her fabric campervan pictures are always popular! 
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. 
Daisy Dumpling 
Maggie makes accessories for ladies and babies such as fingerless gloves, wraparound bracelets and booties, using natural yarns such as British Alpaca and Wool or Peruvian Alpaca and Wool with a mix of Merino and Silk. There are lots of gorgeous colourways to choose from.  
Ruby & 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. 
Julia Stapleton 
Julia is a ceramacist who creastes pottery flowers and vases for us, along with ring dishes, cards and tea light holders. Her clay work is painted and glazed and each piece is unique. 
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. 
Jan Cooper 
Jan recently moved to Northampton from Brighton and her designs reflect the boho culture and vintage style of the south coast town. Jewellery and cards are bright and colourful with inspiration from Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. 
Wonderland Art Studio 
Original mixed media artwork combining paint, vintage and new papers and embellishments such as washi tape. Each piece is unique. Kate also stocks us with her own ephemera kits and tapes - for you to design your own creations.  
Paula & the Pencils 
We are delighted to have Paula back at Afterglow with her collection of badges and greetings cards featuring her diverse passions for Jane Austen and David Bowie, along with whippets, cats, tea and gin thrown in for good measure! 
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. 
Nicky Kenny Photography 
Nicky Kenny is a talented photographer based in Wolverton whose eye-catching images offer a different slant on the local area and beyond. The walls of the shop are brightened up with a range of her framed prints. She also makes delicious fudge! 
Get Smitten 
Lisa's mission with Get Smitten is to give glamour to something old and discarded. Her vintage fabrics, kits, patterns and bamboo knitting needles and crochet hooks will inspire you to repurpose and upcycle to create gorgeous handmade textiles. 
The Big Strawberry 
A self-confessed haberdashery hoarder, Sarah sews lovely handmade items for the home, from cushions to fragrant lavender sachets, plus headscarves, bunting and more, using both new and vintage fabrics. 
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. 
Charlie Haggerwood 
A traditional signwriter who brings his distinctive style and script to noticeboards, signs, chairs, cupboards and more, transforming discarded furniture and reclaimed wood into individual quirky pieces. He also designed Afterglow's pavement sign. 
Afterglow is proud to stock Lollyrocket soy candles. Each jar candle is handmade and poured in small batches by Michelle and Hayley using 100% soy wax and the finest fragrance oils. They are vegan-friendly and have a burn time of approximately 40 hours. 
Rob Delves 
Rob is a talented fine artist and music-lover based in Olney, who works in oils, acrylics and pencil to create paintings and drawings featuring rock legends such as David Bowie, the Beatles, Frank Zappa and more. 
Afterglow also has greetings cards made by a number of local artists and we also stock Sarah Jayne Signature Chalk Paint (formerly Everlong). 
If you would like to talk to us about your wares we would love to hear from you. Give us a call or email us at 
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