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Sustainability Market – Meet the Stallholder

Iris & Lolli Jewellery

Iris and Lolli Jewellery, despite the name, is run single handedly by Julia from her workshop in Hertfordshire where she handmakes nature inspired jewellery using recycled silver. Each piece is cast and moulded from a natural object, usually foraged on a dog walk, meaning all are truly unique.

Julia uses Silver Clay to make her  jewellery which is created using the silver waste from a range of sources, including x-rays and the photographic industry.  All packaging is recycled/recyclable and plastic free.   There is very little waste in the making process as any scraps/filings are reconstituted back into silver clay to be reused.

The distinctive Iris and Lolli designs, with prices starting from £30, can be viewed in person at our next Harpenden Sustainability Market on 21st May. Julia states that she enjoys trading at markets and meeting customers ‘who are looking for something that is unique and appreciate the work that goes into making something completely by hand.  My leaf necklaces are incredibly popular, especially the Ivy & Oak leaves, which people love.’  Working within the St Albans district means that Julia can enjoy ‘The buzz of the city whilst being so close to the tranquillity of the countryside’ which provides the inspiration for her business.

Finally, we wanted to know Julia’s best eco tip ‘Lots of small differences add up to one big one, so never think it’s not worth it!’

To visit Iris and Lolli Jewellery plus other local eco and food stalls that help you live a more sustainable life come along to our next Sustainability Market on 21st May and visit our website for the full schedule of dates.

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