Sophisticated hand-made products are finding their place in a chaotic world
When life is wild and hectic, so many of us look to spirituality and self-discovery for calm.
A new outlet at Stonham Barns Park – set up by mother and daughter duo Carlie Drummond and Maria Johnson – has launched a range of jewellery and gift products to remind us to look at the wider universe for positive energy. Kalming Kreations, a business that has been six-years in the making brings the most beautiful pieces of handmade jewellery, cards, gift boxes and more to customers of all ages and walks of life.
The new outlet will officially open on 4 September.
The business cut its teeth on the craft market circuit and following an event at Stonham Barns Park decided to commit to an outlet to expand the offering. Mum Carlie (who lives at Hadleigh) creates new-age necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more – some in soutache bead embroidered style –as well as memory books, unique gift boxes and bags, home decor items, and ‘loaded pockets’ gifts, while Maria (who lives at Ipswich) focuses on unusual-shaped greetings cards, gift tags, diamond art gifts and kits, resin art, candles, ‘Boredom Busters at Pocket Money Prices’ for children, and more. The newest collection of jewellery is a children’s range, most of which is hypoallergenic. The two work together in synergy to offer jewellery and other gifts that fit the personalities of those looking for myth, fantasy and spiritual-based purchases. Dream catchers, angel wings, fairies and Celtic myths are some of the themes running through the collection.
Says Maria: ‘I grew up watching my mother put her creativity into everything. She is naturally talented, self-taught and inspired to create lovely pieces and I am in awe of her skills. It is by watching her work that I myself got interested in fantasy and spiritual products. I think it takes you back in time. Back to a time when we put ourselves first and life was less stressful.’
‘We are trying to bring that inner peace back into life by promoting products that make you stop and look back in time. Our products are not contemporary or vintage but nostalgic and that’s what seems to work.’
‘We are hoping to fill a gap in the market and to bring something mystical and captivating to Stonham Barns Park retail village.’
Kalming Kreations is situated near the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns Park.
For further information on the products on offer call Maria Johnson on 07878 351 252, email [email protected] or visit www.kalmingkreations.co.uk or go to facebook KalmingKreations.
Other retailers at Stonham Barns Park include Aspal Antiques, Aspal Emporium, Aspal Reclamation Yard, Stonham Garden Centre, Carters of Suffolk, Future Presents Now, Hemingstone Frames, Hot Tub Village, Ideal Interiors, Merit Sheds, Stonham Village Stores, Suffolk Bridal Outlet, The Beauty Barn, The Vintage Cellar, The Book Cellar and The Little Dance Barn. Among the most recent retail additions to the village are The Dogs Business, GG Trading Cards, Flowers for All Occasions, Light by Night and just opened Sakura Studio Gallery, Mamiina and Hobbs Hobbies.
For more information about Stonham Barns Park please contact 01449 711901 or visit www.stonhambarns.co.uk