Hi, we are Pauline and Chris, two friends who both enjoy beading. We both have different styles and tastes, which we have found complement each other. We also both believe that a girl can never have too many beads. As each bead is hand stitched, making the jewellery take time to evolve, we made a decision to use top quality Japanese beads, Swarovski crystals and pearls, together with semi precious stones wherever possible. Where fastenings are used, they are made from sterling silver or filled gold. Our jewellery is intended to be affordable, as well as something special to wear, that is hand made andRead More →

Geof is a Leeds-based cartoonist, comics creator and scientist. He uses the twin weapons of humour and cute stylised drawings to make light of things like alternative sexual practices, science, Victoriana/steampunk, and tea. His ongoing Fetishman series of comics have been a feature of the UK small-press scene since 2004. More recently his misleadingly-titled Steampunk Literary Review, an annual anthology of his steampunk creations, has been well received both in the UK and the US with a third issue due in the summer of 2013. His travelling museum of tea-related lies has been to events and festivals across the UK since 2010 and is stillRead More →

                                                Tess Tickle and her brave and trusty crew search far and wide for unique and unusual booty to adorn you and your home. Combining new and vintage items they specialise in Steampunk and Fairytale jewellery, handmade candles in vintage tea cups and other vessels, underwear and corsetry Burlesque style with removeable jewellery, household items made from vintage records like clocks, cake stands and candle holders, handmade and hand printed rude and pleasant cards and gift bags plus many more one offRead More →

A report commissioned by Leeds City Council and Leeds Metropolitan University has praised Fabrication as “a model that could be used to grow the [independent] sector”“Rising costs, fierce competition and growth of internet sales have taken a heavy toll on the UK high street, with independent retailers coming under increasing pressure. The report, launched on 25th April, calls for more support for independent businesses in the city“There’s a real need for traditional business support in the form of mentoring and financial advice, together with more sector-specific support with things like merchandising, customer service and in-store promotion.”Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for developmentRead More →

If you have been following us on Facebook or Twitter you might have been a bit confused about whether the shop was staying open or not. Don’t worry, so were we!!Fabrication is currently based in The Light in Leeds. This was for a six month contract. Negotiations to stay on took us right up to the wire, we were ready to pack up and hire a van. But don’t worry, Fabrication is still in business in The Light. The outpouring of support on Twitter when it looked like we might have to close was very heartening, it really showed that Leeds has an appetite forRead More →