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A treasure trove of retro jewellery, kitsch pendants and romantic trinkets, is the perfect source for unique conversation starters and charming one-off vintage pieces.

Written by Bekkie Gilbert

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With each and every item designed and ‘created with love’ by Hannah herself in her Manchester workshop, ailment is the perfect place to find unique accessories. Crafted using a mixture of new, doctor accumulated and vintage materials, about it each distinctive design is the epitome of limited edition loveliness.
After graduating from the prestigious Central Saint Martins college with an MA in Industrial Design in 2007, Hannah’s eccentric style and ‘magpie’ like eye for treasures ensured her quirky jewellery collection’s success.

Her up and coming brand kick-started it’s career in London’s trendy Brick Lane; but it was the launch of her playful website that catapulted her cute and quirky charms into the fashion spotlight. She now has a sell-out collection for online powerhouse ASOS under her belt and continues to trade from her Manchester based boutique/studio; ‘Hannah makes things’ – located in the world-renowned indie shopping emporium ‘Afflecks’.


 The eclectic mix of goodies found on the delicious website include an array of retro-chic necklaces, and if shoulder pads aren’t your style, why not embrace the eighties comeback with your accessories? We love the miniature nostalgia-inducing Gameboy charm, the ‘oh so cute’ paint palette pendant and the fully functional Rubik’s cube necklace – pretty and practical.

!cid_AA6ABE71-20BC-4B1F-96C1-0CD8C2DA0FDD@internal_sohomanagement_coAdorable, love declaring necklaces are another recurring theme (leave the page up on your boyfriend’s computer ahead of Valentines… Job done!) The gorgeous golden heart pendant that whispers ‘I love you’ in various languages, or the tiny envelope harbouring a secret love letter, will seem that much sweeter if somebody else has bought it for you.


But what if Cupid’s arrow has lost its way? Do not despair, the kitsch tattoo-style Hello Sailor pendant and the mischievous French I say yes! or ‘Oui!’ necklace speak for their flirtatious selves.


If a touch of romance doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth; you can always choose from a delightful assortment of sugary pendants that are good enough to eat. Pick ‘n’ mix from a selection of doughnuts, tea-party biscuits, mouth watering ice-cream cones and an old fashioned gumball machine that will have you reminiscing of merry-go-round memories and childhood trips to the seaside. All guilt-free treats you can enjoy without worrying about your waistline or your bank manager.


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2 Responses to “ Jewellery made with love in sunny Manchester”

  1. Lauren says:

    To be honsest I have not really been happy with the service. I bought a necklace for £16 from the site on a Friday and I really wanted to wear out on the Saturday night – so paid an extra £5.95 for next day delivery and it didnt arrive till the following Wednesday (5 days late) I have contacted the customer sevice team via email every week since to ask for the £5.95 to be refunded, or some kind of explanation as to why I didnt receive my necklace on time but no one has got back to me. NO acknowledgement has been made, I just find it quite rude and what business doesn’t actively look at there in coming emails. To sum up I wont be using the website again as I dont trust it. This is a shame as their stuff is gorgeous. Thanks Lauren

  2. Amelia says:

    Hi Lauren, really sorry to hear about your experience of bad service on this website, and thanks for sharing that information with us, Amelia x

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