Maddog Cottage Creations was founded by Liz Tory in August 2014. The idea behind the business is that everything sold must be created at home; Maddog Cottage. Liz creates collections of jewellery, a range of scented candles and reed diffusers, along with transforming unique pieces of painted and shabby chic furniture.
Liz creates the jewellery collection using a mix of genuine high quality gemstones, fine silver, freshwater pearls, Scottish sea glass and porcelain that she finds on the beaches of the Isle of Arran. The jewellery is inspired by what Liz finds such as using interesting, detailed leaves and shells to create moulds for silver charms and pendants on necklaces and earrings. Liz will often embellish a piece of silver or seaglass jewellery with a freshwater pearl or gemstone to compliment the piece.
SCENTED SOY WAX CANDLES & REED DIFFUSERS
The range of scented candles and reed diffusers are all handmade using natural soy wax and oils. The range includes ten scents, some fruity, some floral, and some popular favourites to suite a range of tastes. Liz uses soy wax when making the candles for the natural properties and benefits. Soy wax mixes well with natural oils and releases the scent evenly. While the candle is burning it will also burn more cleanly than a candle made from parafin wax, with a longer burn time too. The candles are available as packs of tealights, tins and boxed glasses. The diffusers are available in boxed jars with reeds included. Refill jars will be available in Spring 2017.
Liz sources pieces of unique furniture and transforms them using Annie Sloan paints and waxes. Whether a piece just needs a lick of paint or upcycled with new lining material, interesting handles and quirky tweaks, Liz will take on commissions as well as buying unwanted furniture that can be transformed.