Abigail Lucy Bruford studied Fine Art, Sculpture & Costume Design at University then went on to teach full time. After many successful years teaching a change was in order, so she made up a collection of jewellery and accessories to take to Camden Lock Market to start up shop & in 2006 Abilu Creations London was born.
"I believe my creations are a natural progression from my fine art days just on a smaller scale and more affordable making them unique pieces of wearable art. My inspiration comes from a multitude of things which is why my creations are so eclectic!"
"I have a love of colour & a vivid imagination plus tendencies to drift into the realms of the impossible taking me to fantasy wonderlands & all things make-believe."
"My designs are about having fun with accessories & never taking things too seriously!"
"I love things that have a story behind them; I guess that's where my love of all things vintage derives from, giving the wearer that sense of mystery."
Abilu has now grown into a successful company selling online, supplying boutiques & major wholesalers including Debenhams - Filthy Gorgeous & Selfridges - Supermarket Sarah.
We have also designed merchandise for Diana Vickers with exclusive jewellery and accessories available for her fans from her online shop. Music is another love and we enjoy getting involved in new projects with bands.
All our jewellery & accessories are handmade with an eclectic vintage rock feel with a key feature of an Abilu plectrum. Many of our charms are vintage making them unique one off designs and some include semi precious stones and Swarovski crystals which any magpie would be drawn to. Ranges vary from pieces in the style of pirate's booty to grandma's jewellery box, so whatever your fashionista mood there is something to suit.
We also offer a bespoke service so if you can't find what you're looking for you can just get in touch. AbiLu aims to offer a personal service for that individual touch and old fashioned good quality.
All designs come beautifully packaged in a handmade pouch so perfect for a gift or treat just for yourself.
Abilu creations can be found in various boutiques worldwide and at a variety of fairs and shows across the country including Camden Lock Market on Saturdays and Sundays. Please see our blog for news on where to find us and follow for updates. You can also join our mailing list for special treats and discount codes.
We hope you love our creations as much as we enjoy creating them.