Welcome to the Bluestone Gallery, Hay-on-Wye

Nestled in the beautiful Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye, the Bluestone Gallery is an independent art gallery, displaying paintings, prints and a wide range of British crafts, including jewellery, ceramics, sculpture and glass. 

We offer a warm welcome to visitors, as well as offering a good selection of our artwork for sale via this web site.

Vintage Bead Earrings, by Annie Sherburne

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Gorgeous costume jewellery drop earrings 4 cm long.

This amazing jewellery is hand made by Annie in London from genuine vintage beads and stones, and comes with a story. Annie’s late husband Mark had a jewellery business and shop in London’s Portobello Road in the 1970s. He became friends with Wolfie, a German Jew who had escaped from a wartime concentration camp. One day Wolfie bid unseen on a whole train load of stones findings and beads that had come from Czechoslovakia, which is known for its fine crystal. He hit the jackpot with a treasure trove of beautiful vintage components stored in old ammunition boxes. Mark made countless pieces of jewellery from this source, and now much later Annie who kept many of the best stones, has begun making jewellery again. The earwires are silver and the backs are stamped from bronze or copper and painted to make them non allergic. Each piece is a unique combination of beads, gloriously colourful and characterful.

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About the gallery

Found in historic Hay on Wye, Bluestone Gallery is a new addition to the famous Book Town. We hope to contribute to the creative mix already here so that Hay gets known for its galleries as well as its bookshops. Owned and run by Guy and Ellie Perkins, Bluestone has recently moved from Devizes where it enjoyed a loyal following for twenty years. Time for change of scene, Guy and Ellie are delighted to be part of this vibrant, friendly and thriving community!