Blue Magpie

Welcome to my website Blue Magpie.


I am blessed to live and work in the beautiful village of Hartest in Suffolk with my family and Gingi, our toy poodle!


 I've had 25 years experience of working in a creative environment, having owned a gallery, framing studio, retail shops and a bistro cafe.


These days, life runs at a gentler pace.  I work as a business consultant and social media trainer for a handful of select clients.  The rest of my time is spent in my beloved studio. I first turned my hand to picture framing 18 years ago and have recently returned to it under the excellent guidance and direction of master framer Neil Rutherford.


Quality framing solutions can literally transform artwork and the look of your home.  I enjoy the creative process from the initial client consultation to delivering the end result.

I select, cut, join, sand, finish and prepare your artisan frame to your requirements using only the best conservation materials and techniques.


In my downtime, I like to make stuff - learning new techniques and taking inspiration from my  magpie-habit hoarding of fabrics, buttons, beads, vintage linen and anything too beautiful to throw away.  The odd creation can be found on my online shop and at the Hartest Markets.


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                                               Sarah Rands







PICTURE FRAMING AND ARTISAN CRAFTS