Buy Local This Valentine’s Day

This spring, Craftspace are encouraging Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day shoppers to support their local economy and their community by buying beautiful contemporary jewellery made by local migrant women in Birmingham who are part of Shelanu.

Their latest range, called ‘Interlocking Stories’, celebrates the ethos of Shelanu; women coming together to learn new skills, collaborating and supporting each other in a safe space. The range is made from cast silver (some items are gold plated) and features bold geometric, interlocking designs which reflect the idea of connection. It was designed and made in collaboration with contemporary jeweller Charlotte Valkeniers and prices range from £34 – £144.

Shelanu, which means ‘belonging to us’, is a collective of migrant and refugee women working with Craftspace. Supported by practising makers, they produce high quality craft inspired by their new home, the city of Birmingham and their experiences of migration.

“Purchasing from the Collective supports our work with migrant and refugee women. It enables Shelanu members to keep developing their confidence, skills, aspirations and connections with the community.” Emma Daker Exhibitions and Project Development Manager Shelanu’s jewellery can be bought online and will be featured in an exhibition at Artfull Expression contemporary jewellery shop at 23/24 Warstone Lane, in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham until the end of February.

To purchase Shelanu products online please visit: craftspace.co.uk/shop/

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