Looking for that perfect hand-crafted Christmas gift by new talent? Louisa Pacifico, founder of Future Icons and a passionate supporter of craft and design, reveals her top favourites from this year's Shine 2020.
Everyone needs staples within their jewellery collections which transcend time. The simple wave design in these elegant gold studs by Ellys May Woods can be matched to any outfit and suit day and night occasions.
Along with your staples, I like to have a few special pieces within my jewellery collection for the 'wow' factor at important events. These earrings by Katharina Kraus fit the bill perfectly, the right balance of sophistication and a hint of dazzle from the cut pink stone.
Boxes make fabulous gifts for all, you can present another special item in them or simply pop in a note of love. These pewter and jesmonite terrazzo boxes by Heidi Carthew are the perfect keep sakes for all generations to use and enjoy on a daily basis.
I'm a huge fan of squirrels and brooches, so when I discovered Katie Watson's Squirrel brooch I simply fell in love. This piece spoke to me as the ideal gift as I can see all genders adorning this exquisitely chased squirrel on any lapel.
Brooches to me are like wearing small artworks and this piece by Caitlin Hegney supports my claim. A mixture of materials with seemingly simple inlaid silver dash marks in the wood, this brooch is another example of a piece that can be adorned by all for everyday occasions.