Crafter impresses with her homemade items for sale

By Kira Gibson

A part-time worker in De Montfort University Students’ Union has surprised all with her handmade shelves and illustrations at today’s (TuesDEC10) Christmas Fair.

Wren and Wilson, run by Jen Pyrah, have set up shop in the Students’ Union today to advertise and sell different items that she had designed.

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Jen Pyrah with her stall in the Students’ Union. Photo Credit: Kira Gibson

The illustrations are designed by Jen and then sent to get printed onto different items, such as mugs and badges; she also has Christmas decorations which she printed, designed and cut out herself.

Jen said: “I have a part-time job but I do full-time hours with this, this is my full-time job.”

The Wren and Wilson website describes the items being sold as “super awesome illustrative goodies with a playful homage to pop-culture.”

Jen prides herself on being eco-friendly and stated on her website that “we are 100 per cent plastic free and all of our packaging is recyclable.”

She was also proud of her handmade shelving system for her stalls. The shelves are made exactly how she likes on each particular day, with the units designed by herself and used to shelve mugs, badges and even T-shirts.

“Because of my part-time job they took around two weeks to make,” she said, adding however that if the time was compiled together it would be about two days to make the shelves properly.

Jen started with jewellery about three years ago and has since gone on to designing T-shirts, badges, mugs and many more items of interest. Each item is based upon a character or a person of interest in today’s culture.

If you would like to see some of Jen’s items for yourself, go to wrenandwilson.com or tweet @wrenandwilson to talk to her.

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Jen Pyrah with her stall in the Students’ Union. Photo Credit: Kira Gibson

 

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