My Story

Thank you for visiting ‘Made By Rachel’, this is the home of all my art and craft works, all handmade from my workshop in Southampton.

Hi, I’m Rachel, and in 2017  I started Made By Rachel. I am 30, and come from Southampton, UK. I had my life mapped out quite clearly in my head from an early age, and had worked towards a career in Medical Science. At  the young age of 15 however, everything was to change with the diagnosis of a life-threatening medical condition which was to challenge me more than ever.

Almost 10 years ago, during a very lengthy hospital admission, I was introduced to basic jewellery making using the medium of polymer clay. I had never considered myself remotely arty or crafty – I was a Science gal!!- but engaged with it, and to everyone’s surprise took to it with a flourish.

Crafting became a real love for me and was a wonderful release. I uncovered a rather creative side that had previously been well hidden, and craft became a means to relax, and also helped with my rehabilitation.

I have experimented with many different techniques, designs and styles of crafts to date, including Decoupage, Glass painting, Paper Crafts, Handmade Jewellery, Button art, Crochet, Painting and many others but my speciality is bespoke Handmade Beaded Jewellery & Crafts using Polymer Clay as the base medium.

I love to create ‘craft from the heart’ and all my products are made with lots of care. I hope that amongst the treasures on here, you find something that you like, and look forward to crafting and creating more for you as my customers in the future. If you like what you see but have something bespoke in mind, please send me an email and I’ll see what I can do.

I really love sharing my crafts with others and inspiring your creative side. I will be running classes and events local to Southampton, and can also be booked for children’s parties with a crafty twist! To keep up to date with Made By Rachel events sign up to my Newsletter, and feel free to contact me for any enquiries!

Have a great day!


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Southampton, UK
Call: +44 (0) 7508 212266