COVID-19 Lockdown2 Update: As a self-employed small business owner I am fortunate that I am able to continue running the online side of my business during these difficult times. I will continue to process your orders and despatch via the Post Office as normal. Stay safe Everyone! All the Best, Shalini

Shalini Austin

Amethyst Pendant and Earrings Set

Amethyst Pendant and Earrings Set

This was a Christmas present order. After seeing some of our Labradorite pieces the customer requested a Triangle shaped pendant in a purple stone with matching earrings. He wanted something which would stand out. Amethyst cut, polished and wrapped by Dave

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Arthur the Dodo Sculpture

Gorgeous Arthur the Dodo

Dodo Face & Feet for a Felt sculpture. Another bespoke project for Artisan Felter Eve Marshall. His name is Arthur and it was love at first sight when I met Arthur the Dodo! He is too cute for his own good! Arthur was exhibited at Stamford Arts Centre in March 2017 as part of the […]

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St Helena Rock Pendant wrapped in Copper wire + Display piece

St Helena Rocks for Em

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Copper Napkin Rings Custom Order

I recently received a custom order for set of 12 Copper Napkin Rings. Sharing  a few pictures of the making process. The napkin rings are available to order via my online shop here: Leaf Design Copper Napkin Rings

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Photos from my Workbench – Week 40

It is all about ESC Artists Stamford Exhibition now. I have been working on copper leaf sculptures, copper trays and another collaboration with artisan felter Eve Marshall for a bird sculpture. All pieces will be exhibited at Stamford Arts Centre from 26 October to 6 November. Please do come and visit our exhibition and support the wonderful participating […]

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Photos from my Workbench – Week 38, 39

Last few weeks have been really busy with Christmas stock for Art in the Heart, new cabinet set up at Corn Exchange Shopping Arcade, Craft events and the forthcoming ESC Artists Exhibition. I just didn’t have time to update the blog last week so you can see lots of photos of the things I have been making in […]

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Photos from my Workbench – Week 37

It has been another busy week of stock making in my world. Deadline (30th Sep) looming for Christmas stock for Art in the Heart and there are a couple of craft fairs coming up in October as well. More Earrings Copper Bangles Bespoke Buttons for Eve Marshall New range of Napkin Rings. I have done three sets of 4 […]

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Photos from my Workbench – Week 36

Last week was mostly about Earrings and Brooches. Lots of them. Here is the work in progress. Most of these will be going to Art in the Heart in Peterborough for the Gift shop and the Pop-Up event at Queensgate Shopping Centre on 8th October.  The coming week will be spent in more of the same, plus […]

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