Crafts, skills and creativity – meet the JQ maker community!
It’s an often-repeated phrase that the Jewellery Quarter is “more than just jewellery” but few people realise the sheer variety of skills and creativity in the Quarter. It is extraordinary to think that over 40% of UK jewellery is made in the area, but these historic streets are filled with studios of all kinds, occupied by both modern makers and traditional crafts. From delicious bakes and colourful flower arrangements, to handmade garments and bespoke furniture for your home, the JQ is buzzing with craft activity!
Below we’ve rounded up some of our local favourites from the JQ’s maker community. Discover hundreds more throughout Discover JQ.
Special occasions, celebrations, or just because you deserve it! There are plenty of places to get a sweet treat in the Jewellery Quarter.
Also known as the home of the Boozy Bakes, these mouth-watering concoctions in cupcake form are sure to hit the spot! The bakery also offers delivery and takes custom orders for weddings and special occasion cakes.
This revolutionary bakehouse is here to shake up the vegan bakes market in Birmingham! Carefully crafted and tested, they provide a host of flapjacks and hefty slabs filled with flavour but free from dairy, eggs, gluten and nuts. Offering both wholesale to local cafes and restaurants as well as home delivery.
From simple masterpieces to extravagant centre pieces, each bake by Cake Quarter is a unique piece of art. Lovingly co-curated with the client, each cake is finished off with exquisite details and bursting with flavour. If you have a special occasion coming up be sure to get in touch!
Luxury handmade chocolate at affordable prices – what’s not to love! With their expert knowledge and exquisite flavour combinations, The Chocolate Quarter offers a selection of handmade truffles like no-one else. Create your own gift box, order bespoke sculptures, or try your hands at making your own with one of their popular chocolate experiences.
There’s nothing quite like a bouquet of flowers – lovingly curated to make an impact!
Wish you flowers could last forever? Order a bespoke bouquet, bauble, wreath and more from Harbinger of Bloom! These dried flowers will outlast any fresh bouquet and retain their look for many years to come.
Flowers should communicate whatever you want them to say, whether that’s “I’m sorry”, “Congratulations” or “Thinking of You” – Lily Jones Flowers will listen to your needs and work to fulfill your bespoke order. No matter how large or small the event, every customer is treated with the same attention.
These bespoke makes are the ultimate way to bring a unique sense of style to your wardrobe.
The jewel-like leather creations by Deborette range from purses and keychains to wallets and bags. Each one is lovingly handmade, designed to be utterly beautiful and practical at the same time. Open for bespoke commissions, leather workshops and even branching out into screen printed products with the Hockley Made label.
Rescuing, reusing and recycling both leather and fabric scraps from a variety of sources, Gosia Weber creates truly unique pieces by giving discarded materials a new lease of life. Featuring contrasting colours and vibrant patterns, these one-of-a-kind pieces often have a classic/retro design feel.
If you want to get stuck in and make your own handmade garments and accessories, there’s no better place than Sew Confident! Whether you’re looking to learn new sewing, knitting or embroidering skills – or just want to have a social natter over craft and Zoom – explore their wide range of classes based out of the JQ studio.
Crafted for your home
Need to jazz things up at home, or want to send a special gift to a loved one? A handmade item for your home will bring joy for years to come.
Take a break from the screen and indulge with these breathtakingly beautiful notebooks. The tiny two-man team based in the JQ create and curate and dazzling range of books for sketching, journaling, and notetaking. Let your imagination flow with these inspirational designs.
Zoe and Steve are the dynamic duo that make-up this independent design studio. Together they create almost anything you can think of from their JQ studio from furniture, interior design, homeware, art installations and more! Explore their range of ready-made designs in the shop, or get in touch for a bespoke quote.
From his tranquil studio, Pavlov throws exquisite pieces of everyday pottery – each one a perfect marriage of form and function. Letting the beauty of clay shine through, the colour palette is inspired by nature. These are pieces to be treasured and used for a long time.
Brighten your home with these true works of art in soft furnishing form! The master of Bargello, Tina Francis, has everything you need to create your won masterpiece from pre-made kits to the book on Bargello. Browse Tina’s social media and shop for some eye-popping uses of colour and shape.