BELFAST’S newest hub of creativity opened its doors in Church Lane in June this year and already: The Lucky Magpie has become synonymous with jewellery making, crafting and handmade gifts in the city centre.
The shop, owned by businesswoman Jenny Li, is just minutes away from Victoria Square offering customers a unique alternative to high street products.Stocking a wide range of beads from ceramic, glass and crystal to precious gemstones, acrylic and metal, The Lucky Magpie also has one of the largest selections of findings, charms and jewellery making equipment and displays available in Belfast.However, The Lucky Magpie is more than just a jewellery making hobby shop. With over 500sq ft of haberdashery, cards, handmade gifts and wide selection of handmade jewellery; crafters can find anything from ribbons, buttons and bows to clothing embellishments, sequins and hot-fix crystals.Also available in store is a large selection of unique gifts. Shop owner Jenny Li said: “It’s important to stock more than just craft supplies because in this economic climate we have to try and cater for as many people as possible.
“In our ‘Made In Belfast’ range we have lots of unique gift ideas. Everything from brooches, hair-clips and rings to necklaces, bracelets, cushions, bags and more.”
And The Lucky Magpie even has a range of services for its customers.Jenny added: “We offer specialised design and custom made gifts and jewellery where our designers will work with the customer for a one-off bespoke piece.“We are also one of the only shops in Belfast to offer crafters a space to work together. Not only do we offer classes, workshops and one-to-one teaching but we are starting a monthly ‘Craft-tea’ evening where hobbyists and crafters can meet for a social chat, tea and coffee. The idea is they will be able to discuss ideas and get inspiration for their next project.”The Lucky Magpie, 35 Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN. theluckymagpie.com, facebook.com/theluckymagpiebelfast, 028 9543 7668.