If you were at the Beech Road Festival a couple of weekends back, you might have had the pleasure of perusing Ophelia Button's pretty little pieces on the Manchester Craft Media stall. Miss O is a founding member of this collective of creatives first spotted at Whitworth Art Gallery's recent Midsummer House Party, where the lovely ladies, all bedecked in vintage tea frocks and cute cardies, held a Yard Sale.
I bought a funky button ring, which has been drawing oohs and aahs ever since. As well as button rings, necklaces, earrings, brooches and bracelets (how gorgeous are these examples?), Ophelia Button's range includes unique pieces lovingly crafted from felt, tulle and wool.
As well as selling accessories and knick-knacks, the Manchester Craft Mafia gang organise events to promote craft as a career and also as a pasttime. This Saturday, I note, Ophelia Button is hosting a workshop from 2-4pm as part of the regular Crafternoon Tea slot at the Whitworth Art Gallery - it's £3; call 0161 275 7450 to book.