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Enamelled Copper Earrings

Enamelled Copper Earrings

I have added a new selection of enamelled copper earrings to my online shop today.

Enamelled Copper Earrings: Sky Blue Enamelled Copper Circle Earrings

Various sizes, colours & designs available.

Earwires on all my earrings are sterling silver. If you want another material to be used instead please do ask me for prices. I am fairly certain I can make / procure ear-wires in other metals.

These are some of the pieces added:

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Small Copper Leaf Brooch

Small Copper Leaf Brooch

Small Copper Leaf Brooch Fold Formed from Sheet copper .

Small Copper Leaf Brooch

At the time of writing this post I have 3 of these in stock. This design was a very popular gift last Christmas so I made more than actually ordered by customers.

Each copper leaf individually from 0.5mm – 0.7mm copper sheet. Once formed I gave the leaves an antique patina and and polished finish.

The small Fold-Formed Copper Leaf Brooches are 4 – 5 cm long.

If not already in stock this design will be handmade to order and shipped within 5 – 15 days.

Order the Small Copper Leaf Brooch online:

Follow me on Instagram to stay updated about more leaf brooches and other fold form designs I make this year.

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Proud Member of Heritage Crafts

I am a member of Heritage Crafts.

Heritage Crafts is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future.

This link will give you some highlights of what Heritage Crafts has accomplished with the support of members: https://heritagecrafts.org.uk/recent-achievements/

For creative friends who may wish to join: https://themakers.directory/join-us/

I am a member of Heritage Crafts.

Shalini Austin is a member of Heritage Crafts

Membership of Heritage Crafts has given me so many new opportunities to meet more creative people, especially in East Midlands. I have leant a lot and been inspired to create more, experiment more and of course learn more!

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Enamelled Butterfly Brooches

Enamelled Butterfly Brooches

New in my online shop:

A selection of Colourful Enamelled Butterfly Brooches

I have made a series of these lovely little butterflies and each one is colourful and utterly gorgeous and individual. So many colour combinations to choose from!

This dainty little accessory is perfect for your coat, hat or bag. It is also a lovely little gift for birthday or Christmas. Each one of my brooches is a one off because I make it individually with a selection of colourful glass powder and decorative media.

See all available Brooches in the Online Shop

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Deeping Frost Fair

Deeping Frost Fair

Deeping Frost Fair, showcasing a dazzling array of crafters and seasonal treats the Deeping Frost Fair promises to be a fantastic Christmas fair!

Dates: Friday 26th November 5pm-8pm, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November 10am-4pm

Venue: Mr Moleceys Marvellous Mill, Stamford Road, West Deeping, PE6 9jd*

*If you’re using a Sat Nav, to avoid an off-road journey via a local farm please read driving instructions here: https://www.moleceyestates.com/getting-here

This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be booked here: https://www.moleceyestates.com/frostfair

Visit my events and exhibitions page to see other craft shows I am participating in: https://shaliniaustin.com/events-and-craft-shows/

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Escape the Ordinary 2021

Escape the Ordinary 2021

We are having such a wonderful time at our Escape the Ordinary 2021 exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre!

Some pictures for you to enjoy πŸ™‚

Artists Exhibiting at this event:

  • Stamford based Glass Artist Anita Ruiz
  • Cambridge based Batik Artist Claire Rudin
  • Stamford based Pallet wood Up cycler Dave Austin
  • Rural Lincolnshire based Chair Stylist & Designer Ella Jenkins
  • Lincolnshire based Artisan Felter and Teacher Eve Marshall
  • Rural Cambridgeshire based metal artist Jeni Cairns
  • Stamford based Artist & Illustrator Karen Neale
  • Deepings based Jewellery Designer and Maker Lesley Adolphson
  • Rural Lincolnshire based Wood Turner Mathew Gardner
  • Lincolnshire based David and Zoe from Old School Crafts
  • Bourne based Paper Cut Design Artist Rowena Roberts
  • Stamford based Coppersmith Shalini Austin
  • Rutland based Potter Tony Orvis
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Exhibition of Lincolnshire Artists

Exhibition of Lincolnshire Artists

Date: Saturday 16th October to Saturday 23rd October 2021

Time: 9.30am- 4.30pm

Venue: Cygnet Suite at The Natural World Centre, Moor Lane, Lincoln LN6 9BW (Whisby Nature Park in Lincoln)

Organised by Brett Barker of Upcycled Innovations. Thanks for inviting me to be part of your exhibition Brett πŸ™‚

With Christmas gifting in mind the exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to view and buy local Lincolnshire artwork.

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Art, Craft and Enterprise Fairs at Rutland Garden Centre

Art, Craft & Enterprise Fairs at Rutland Garden Village
Art, Craft and Enterprise Fairs at Rutland Garden Village

After a very successful summer of Craft Bazaars at the Rutland Garden Centre I will be returning to this lovely venue for their Art, Craft and Enterprise Fairs this Autumn.

These are not the same as the Escape the Ordinary Events we did in the conservatory, just a single craft stall showcasing and selling my Copper Things, Palletwood Stuff by Dave Austin & Felt Art by Eve Marshall. We will be in the garden centre area you walk through to get to the cafe.

They do have a very nice cafe at Rutland Garden Village. As these events are in cooler weather I am sure I will be there for a lot more hot chocolates.