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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 going on at Something Different?


February 17th 2018, 09:00-17:00

It's here! Something Different opens it's doors for the first time on Saturday February 17th 2018.  Stop by, enjoy a first look at the work of our amazing artists and craftspeople...and a glass of bubbly-stuff too!

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Artists Snapshot

Here are just a few of the talented individuals who are currently showcasing their talents at Something Different. 

Stop by to see who else is currently in store.


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.

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Joy Paton

Joy is a professional graphic artist and illustrator who has created a lovely range of prints and products based on her stunning pattern work.  Joy has also produced a beautifully illustrated children's book.

Jo Burn

Jo combines her excellent seamstress work with artistic flair.  You'll find beautiful handcrafted everyday items alongside wonderful original art pieces.

Watercolor Paints

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.

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Sylvia Jacobs

Sylvia designs and creates unique crochet blankets and accessories, sewn greeting cards, fabric decorations and concrete homewares. All handcrafted, all original.

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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.

Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat:

9.00am - 5:00pm

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Opening Hours



Nikki Byfield

Hauptstrasse 7, 6313 Menzingen, Switzerland.

078 638 1916

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