Geologist and jeweller Salim Patel offers a wide range of Earth treasures on his Prehistoric Presents stall.
From pocket-money fossils to specimen minerals, each item comes with scientific information to encourage people of all ages to find out more about their purchase. Salim also sells billion years old meteorites, “Cosmic Shrapnel”, as well as stone age artefacts and the remains of Ice Age mammoths. Here you will also find your polished and natural Crystal Healing rocks. His children’s party/gift bags containing petrified dinosaur poo and other exciting fossils and minerals were recently featured in the Guardian Christmas Gift guide and are available on his website.
Salim also designs and makes his own unique range of hand made jewellery:
• Gemstones embedded in resin to enhance their natural beauty
• Insect Jewellery
• Solid silver fossil jewellery
• Bespoke and “up-cycled” jewellery
See his website for further information: www.prehistoricpresents.co.uk
Mini & George make accessories and nursery bedding for newborn baby up to 12months old.
All the clothing is handmade using Liberty of London fabrics, 100% cotton and they only use the softest cashmere/merino wool for the hand knitted hats and cardigans. Each of the fabrics is sourced for quality and comfort for your newborn baby.
The baby clothing collection consists of all the essentials that are needed for your newborn baby, ranging from hand embroidery onesies, jackets, gillets, trousers, bloomers, bibs and booties
Mini and George's nursery collection consists of quilts and pillows which are appliquéd and hand quilted with stars and butterflies. These are ideal for the cot or as a play mat.
Paul Francis has been working in around clothing for over twenty years, which includes designing and styling as well as selling vintage/period clothing.
The buying of period clothing started around thirty years ago for personal use. That then led him into the world of designing, having often alterations to garments that he had purchased. The first job he got as a designer was to style and design the Groom side of a wedding, which included three different designs for eight men. He has continued to do styling, whether it be wedding groups, of which he’s done a number of in the last couple of years, mainly using period clothing, but some newly handmade.
He also attends Spitalfields (Thursdays), Brixton (Saturdays) twice monthly, and periodically Covent Garden (Monday).
More Jewellery is run by two Silversmith students Elisabeth and Patricia.
On their stall you will find rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, cuff links and brooches, all individually designed and handmade. Each piece is unique. The materials are principally silver and also include precious and semi-precious stones.
Elisabeth and Patricia are happy to take commissions.
Jeni Fender has been coming to Herne Hill market since the very beginning - initially as 'Made in East Dulwich', but she made the move out of the capital recently to establish a new shop in the beautiful village of Dunster in Somerset. She makes oilcloth bags, cards, jewellery and cushions, all with a contemporary edge, and with a graphic, colourful, floral vibe. Jeni also takes bespoke orders. Jeni comes to the market once a month, see her website for dates: www.madeindunster.co.uk
, and her facebook page for her news.