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Welcome to
Something Different...

A Local Arts & Crafts Collective in Central Switzerland

Something Different is a unique arts and craft shop in Menzingen, Switzerland.  We showcase and sell the work of local artists and craftspeople as well as offering a dedicated space for people to socialise and create their own craft projects. 

Scroll on for more information, or even better, drop by and see what we offer!

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What's is happening and coming up at Something Different? 
Here's what's going on over the next few months...


Aleksandra will be bringing some of her new Autumn collection and will be available for hands on personal styling advice throughout the day.

10am - 5pm       Drop In       Free


Myrta will teach you to hand shape and texture clay to create a beautiful owl plant pot. Creations will be fired & ready to collect a week later.

9.30am - 12.30pm     Advance Booking Required      75 CHF


Eva will take you on a journey of relaxation through the medium of painting. No previous skills required

1pm - 3.30pm     Advance Booking Required      60 CHF


Charlotte will introduce you to and teach you to upcycle your own furniture with chalk and mineral paint.

10am - 5pm     Advance Booking Required      150 CHF


Eva will teach you the basics of painting, providing you with creative tips to make your paintings look professional. No previous skills required

1pm - 3.30pm     Advance Booking Required      60 CHF


Myrta will teach you to hand form your own enchanting ceramic "Feenhaus", giving you the opportunity to experiment with texture using clay.

1.30pm - 4.30pm     Advance Booking Required      85 CHF


Ann Kubai's African Fashions - SALE!

March 7th 2019

We have a special sales event of African fashions created by Ann Kubai coming soon only at Something Different.  Join us for a sale preview evening on March 7th from 17:00-21:00.  Drop by Something Different for some unique one-off pieces at reduced prices!

Happy Birthday to Us!

February 17th 2019

What a fantastic first year we have had - to all of our artists and customers - a huge thank you for all of your support over the past twelve months!  Cheers to many more birthdays (and cake) :)

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Artists Snapshot

We have over 40 artists from the Central Switzerland area currently showcasing and selling their wonderful work at Something Different.  Below are just a few of the talented individuals who are in house today.  You can click on the Artists Gallery to see even more, or even better, stop by the shop to see who else is exhibiting in Something Different.

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Cloud 9 Knitware

Aleksandra Zawada-Haughian is the talented designer behind Cloud 9 Knitware.  Inspired by organic structures, her pieces combine beautiful lines with high quality material and workmanship.  Come, see and even 'try-on' at Something Different.

Vasiliki Chrysikou

Originally from Greece, Vasiliki is now settled in Switzerland and brings her talent for creating handmade jewellery with her!  Crystal, coral and minerals often form the basis of her pieces - inspired by all things natural.  On display now at Something Different.

Michelle Coblentz

Michelle is a talented lady who uses fabric for her pieces.  She has an amazing ability to create stunning fabric jewellery pieces as well as new clothing, all up-cycled from clothes no longer needed for their original use...sounds intriguing? Come and see her at Something Different!

Bachweg Brewery

We're delighted to have Edlibach-based  craft brewery firm, Bachweg, in store.  With 6 different beers to choose from, we have something for everyone's taste.  From the stunning Blueberry Pale Ale to the light and crisp Californian Common - drop by and grab yourself a refreshing tasty craft beer!

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Kate Whitehurst

Kate combines ancient maps of Central Switzerland along with carefully chosen images and text to create very personalised, collage pieces.  Her collage cows, each unique and one of a kind, are incredibly popular addition exclusive to Something Different.

Martina Schneiter

Martina has an amazing ability to create stunning pieces of glass which are beautiful in their own right - they can also be combined to make bespoke jewellery or ornamental pieces.  Her latest range is inspired from the ocean with the wonders of the deep influencing Martina to create some lovely pieces.

Betsy Jones

Our local famous chutney lady, Betsy Jones, has products in stock at Something Different today. Which will be your favourite? Her exclusive rhubarb, apple, peppery pumpkin, tomato, or the awesome “Christmas on a Cracker” Orange and Beetroot?

Interested in Working With Us?

Are you interested in showcasing your art or crafts work at Something Different?  Perhaps you have a talent that can be taught to others using the Something Different space?

Click here to find out more.


The Hobby Room

@ Something Different

When we founded Something Different one of our aims was to provide a communal and affordable workspace for working and sharing knowledge. 

Are you fed up of crafting alone?  Bring your project to the Hobby Room at Something Different to work alongside other artists and crafters.


Something Different Workshops

Do you want to learn a new skill or technique, meet and work with people interested in similar themes?

Click on the link to find out more!


Opening Hours

Tues-Sat: 10.00am - 5:00pm



Nikki Byfield

Hauptstrasse 7, 6313 Menzingen, Switzerland.

078 638 1916

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Something Different

078 638 1916

Hauptstrasse 7, 6313 Menzingen, Switzerland.

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