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Nicola De Cruz

Nicola De Cruz started designing and making accessories in 2007, she first sold to close friends and a local gallery. Now she supplies her beautifully designed and handmade accessories to many more galleries and shops around the UK.

Purses, handbags, brooches and greeting cards are designed with her unique style; designs are influenced by on 1800’s-1950’s vintage imagery from Regency style interiors and fashion, to Victorian tea parties and fairy tales.

The collections are made from an array of cotton, leather, suede and silk, vintage, new and recycled fabrics. Then using a mix of hand and machine embroidery techniques, Nicola produces uniquely embellished designs, adorned and hand finished with recycled, new and antique buttons, beads, lace and ribbon.

Passionate about British designed and handmade products, all purses and handbags are hand cut, made and embroidered individually in England.

craft&design Selected Silver Award Winner 2010
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