Denise makes greetings cards, gift tags and colourful beaded jewellery. She was born into a creative family - her father was a very talented artist - but the creative gene seemed to have passed her by until October 2014. She bought a jewellery making kit to alter a bracelet which was slightly too big and the rest is history. The jewellery side of the business was followed in June 2015 by the cards and gift tags.
Denise uses sterling silver and a variety of glass beads - including Murano, Czech and Swarovski - to create her pieces and uses pre-loved beads where she can. Her range includes earrings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and keyrings. She also has a great love of vintage brooches and often has a small selection available for sale.
Her greetings cards and gift tags are individually made - each design is hand cut from fabric or craft paper and is subtly embellished with gems, buttons or bows. Denise is always happy to accept commissions for both jewellery and personalised cards.
She also sells a range of printed cards from Gagglegoose Green Art. These are from original paintings by her father, west London artist John Bird, and are available exclusively from Denalis.
Denise is a regular trader at the Sugar and Spice Flea Market at The Grange Pub and Dining at Ealing Common; at Fox Market W7 held at The Fox in Green Lane Hanwell and at the Duck Pond Markets in Chalfont St Giles and Gerrards Cross. Denalis Jewellery and Cards are also stocked at Amreen's Gifts and Interiors in Hanwell and Love Handmade in Northfields Avenue.