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  • Buy Less, Buy Better, Buy Handmade

    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…

  • Another Order for my Popular Fantasy Cuffs

    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…

  • Piercing Saw Frames

    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.

  • Proud Member of Heritage Crafts

    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…

  • Did a bit more enamelling

    Did a bit more enamelling

    More enamelling adventures 🙂 Two new small enamelled pieces. Last few days have been mostly spent cleaning up all the enamelled work I have done recently and repairing cracks etc. But I did manage to stencil these today ? This means even more wood to be prepared to mount all these tiles. That will happen…

  • Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Part 3

    Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Part 3

    Nearly done… New Mounts for Enamelled Tiles 3 x Somewhere near Stamford series enamelled copper tiles on new wooden mounts. You can see a couple of pictures of the mounts in various stages in my previous 2 posts. These are not new tiles. I have learnt a lot since I first made them and I…

  • Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Part 2

    Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Part 2

    Work in Progress: Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Repair and re-mount of 3 Somewhere Near Stamford series enamelled copper tiles. – First coat of Hampshire Sheen Intrinsic Colour black waiting to dry.– I will add 2nd coat later this evening and it will ready to mount the tiles.– Then I will give it a coat…

  • Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles

    Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles

    I have decided to have new Upcycled Wood Mounts for all my enamelled copper tiles. When I have an in-house palletwood recycler it makes perfect sense to do this ? Mr A can make them with shousugiban which makes my pieces stand out. These bits of palletwood have been burnt and brushed by Dave and…

  • More Enamelling Adventures

    More Enamelling Adventures

    Following on from the Enamelling fun on 27-28 March 2021 I decided to have more enamelling adventures and had another session on Monday, 29th March. This was also Holi, the Indian festival of colours. So it made perfect sense to make a few more colourful enamelled tiles. So these three new pieces emerged More about…