Hi! My name is Shalini Austin and I make copper things.
I am a self taught metal-smith. I started as a hobbyist working with wire and semi precious stones in 2008, making jewellery and polishing rocks to sell at local craft shows and via my website.
As I progressed on my creative journey I learnt to appreciate sheet metal, especially copper. So it is only natural that my work is now taking a new path in metalsmithing. Since Summer 2014 I have been working mainly with sheet copper & Copper wire crafting a decorative and functional range of copper jewellery, home-ware and sculptures.
I once bought a necklace in Peterborough and then said that it was often difficult to get something unique at a reasonable price. I am from India where individually hand-crafted jewellery is available to buy to suit any budget and I was quite used to indulging in my love for bling!
Pictured: My first Wire Wrapped Pendant. The gorgeous Rose Quartz Cabochon was cut and polished in-house by my husband Dave