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  • Vitamin Sea
    … an Escape the Ordinary Exhibition at Allman Gallery, Victoria Hall Oakham, LE15 6AH. An exhibition all about the sea, and all the weird and wonderful things, moments and experiences that we associate with it. Vitamin Sea Dates: 13 – 19 March 2023. Opening Times: Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 9.30AM to 12 […]
  • Hedgehog Coasters
    Recently I have been working on Hedgehog Coasters in copper for a custom order. Went through various images, then customer sent a couple of images of his choice. I have used one of the images he wanted and I this design is now going to become a new product in my online shop. The coasters […]
  • Buy Less, Buy Better, Buy Handmade
    I have joined Great Northern Events, Folksy, Craft Festival, Find A Maker, Heritage Crafts & Crafts Council in their campaign to champion makers and encourage us all to buy less but buy better this Christmas. The message is that we don’t need to fill our shopping baskets with piles of mass-produced presents to have a […]
  • Commission a Special Gift
    This is a bespoke pendant I made last year as special gift for Christmas. Keepsake from a special time for the couple. This necklace is one of a selection of jewellery and sculpture made from bits they found on a beach – Stones, a bit of copper probably washed up from a wreck, driftwood. It […]
  • Rutland Open Studios 2022
    Rutland Open Studios are back in September! I am really excited to be part of Rutland Open Studios this year. This Art Trail has been going on for several years, this is my first time. Thrilled to have been accepted 😀 This is my page on Rutland Open Studios website The 2022 Art Trail brochure […]
  • Embossed Copper Cuffs Almost Sold Out!
    In the last 4-5 weeks I have had a really good response to my Embossed Copper Cuffs. I think currently I have only two in stock! Thank you fabulous customers! 🙂 These were the last 3 to be sold. More Embossed Copper Cuffs are being made! Just the heat that is stopping me at the […]
  • Feedback for Fantasy Cuffs 10 & 11
    Received lovely Feedback for Fantasy Cuffs 10 & 11 that I made recently. I have actually taken pictures after each round of hammering I did for these cuffs so you can see the making process. Images will go up on I Make Copper Things blog very soon. Just wanted to share the feedback here first. […]
  • POPPIES Wall Art Sold!
    Really exciting that my POPPIES Wall Art was sold at the Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre. Enamelled Copper Poppies Wall Art, Somewhere Near Stamford Poppies Wall Art inspired by the scenes we see during walks with our dogs Mr Taj & Miss Manali. We walk our dogs Taj and Manali in fields […]
  • Another Order for my Popular Fantasy Cuffs
    Over the weekend I received another bespoke order for my popular Fantasy cuffs. I really do love making them ? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shalini Austin (@shaliniaustin) Quite a lot of hammering and annealing to do before the copper pipes in picture 1 become cuffs similar to the ones in […]
  • A Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition
    The Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition by Stamford artist Karen Neale and friends is being held at Stamford Arts Centre from 23rd May to 17 June 2022. Due to a last minute cancellation the Stamford Arts Centre Gallery became available from 21 May to 18th June. Karen was approached by the venue to ask if she […]
  • The Fabulous Lancaster at Uffington Festival 2022
    Highlight of the weekend! ??? The Lancaster Bomber flew over Uffington both days of the Scarecrow Festival! Just this was worth being there over the weekend ? Uffington Scarecrow Festival was a fantastic event from the business point of view as well ? Few more photos on Twitter And Instagram View this post on Instagram […]
  • Beautiful Enamelled Butterfly Brooches Part 2
    New selection of Butterfly brooches added to my Online Shop Following on from the previous selection of enamelled brooches I made last year I have added a few more this week. Hope you like them as much as I do! The last set of butterflies were very well received and most of them have now […]
  • Uffington Scarecrow Festival 2022
    Uffington Scarecrow Festival 2022 will be held on Sunday May 1st & Monday 2nd May Venue: At various locations in the village of Uffington, Nr. Stamford, Lincs. I have a stall at the Scarecrow Festival Craft Fair at The Corn Shed, Casewick Lane, Uffington, PE9 4SX. I will be exhibiting and selling my copper things […]
  • Big Life Affordable Art Fair
    Date: 2 April 2022, 11am – 4.00pm Big Life Affordable Art Fair Venue: Woodnewton Village Hall, Orchard Lane, Woodnewton PE8 5EE I have a stall at this event. Really looking forward to it! 🙂 More Events I will be part of in 2022:
  • International Women’s Day Fair
    Really happy to be invited to have a stall at the International Women’s Day Fair ? Venue: The Peterborough Museum, 51 Priestgate, PE1 1LFDate : Saturday, 5th March 2022, 10 AM to 4 PMFree Entry! An inter-community fair & bazaar wihich will have a host of stalls selling local art and goods from women artists, […]
  • Piercing Saw Frames
    More piercing saw frames or New Toys as I prefer to call them! ? Treated myself to a couple of piercing saw frames, 4″ & 6″ deep. My trusty saw is 2.5″ deep which is great for smaller things but if I want to work on a big sheet without waste then it fails.
  • Colourful Freshwater Pearl Earrings
    Earlier this month I was contacted by a customer who had visited my stall at the Deepings Frost Fair at Mr Molecey’s Marvellous Mill last November. She bought a pair of pink pearl earrings from me. Her sister in law liked them a lot so she gave them to her. She contacted me to make […]
  • CORSAGE Brooches in Colourful Enamelled Copper
    I have added a new selection of enamelled Corsage Brooches to my online shop today. The Corsage series of brooches evolved as I played with a few ideas on a piece of heavier gauge sheet copper left over from another project. I loved the results I got on the first brooch and thought this design […]
  • Enamelled Copper Earrings
    I have added a new selection of enamelled copper earrings to my online shop today. 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 […]
  • Small Copper Leaf Brooch
    Small Copper Leaf Brooch Fold Formed from Sheet copper . 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 […]
  • Proud 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 🙂 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 […]