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Dream Collaboration

Dream Collaboration

#MarchMeettheMaker I have collaborated a lot with Artisan Felter Eve Marshall and we have made many pieces together including our amazing ‘Dancing Mor’ More about collaborations on Instagram: View this post on Instagram #MarchMeetTheMaker prompt 19. Dream collaboration I am open to collaborating with other artists and designers. It does not have to be something […]

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Mistakes and Lessons

#MarchMeettheMaker The only way to get over mistakes is to treat every mistake as a lesson – swear a bit, maybe even sulk a bit, learn from it and move on to create something new. View this post on Instagram #MarchMeetTheMaker prompt 18. Mistake or lesson I have made, and continue to make, many mistakes […]

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Workspace

#MarchMeettheMaker This is my workspace in one corner of our living room.  We set this up over the Christmas break and I think my studio space is looking pretty cool! Thank you Mr A for sorting out the lights and other bits 🙂 View this post on Instagram Playing #marchmeetthemaker catch up… I am on […]

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Motivation and Goals

Motivation and Goals

#MarchMeettheMaker What motivates me? You all do! Customers, friends, family and sometimes random stranger son social media who like my work or leave a nice comment. Thank you all! View this post on Instagram #MarchMeettheMaker Prompt 15. Motivation/Goals What motivates me? You all do! #Customers who buy from me and recommend my work to others. […]

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How I Learnt

#MarchMeettheMaker Most important things about learning: You never stop learning Practice, Practice, Practice. View this post on Instagram #MarchMeettheMaker Prompt 14. How I learnt Two most important things about learning are 1) You never stop learning & 2) Practice, Practice, Practice. I have not had formal training as such. I have not attended any workshops, […]

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#marchmeetthemaker prompt 13. Photography

Photography

#MarchMeettheMaker Where do I take photos? All the ‘work in progress’ photos are taken on my phone. Product photos and videos in the online shop and sometimes YouTube are taken in our awesome light tent using a little Cannon camera More about Photography on Instagram: View this post on Instagram #marchmeetthemaker prompt 13. Photography All […]

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Hands at Work: Shgalini Austin Metalsmith

Hands at Work

#MarchMeettheMaker Metalsmithing is not particularly glamorous and I cannot remember the last time my hands (especially nails) looked pretty… But it is what my hands produce that matters and I thinks I do make rather nice copper things with my hands 🙂 View this post on Instagram #MarchMeettheMaker Prompt 12. Hands at work – I […]

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Reducing Waste in my work

Reducing Waste

#MarchMeettheMaker – The 11th prompt for Joanne Hawker’s March Meet the Maker challenge is Reducing waste. I recycle copper when I can. – Copper pipes are fun to shape into sculptures and jewellery. – Copper salvaged from old tanks can be made into wall art, sculptures, jewellery… wherever your imagination takes you really. Here is […]

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Manali and Shalini

You (Me)

#MarchMeettheMaker Not a lot to tell really… I am from India, moved to UK in 2000 after I married my husband. We met in Madrid, were married in Delhi and now live in Stamford, Lincolnshire with our two dogs Taj and Manali – She sneaked into the photo! ????  More on Instagram View this post […]

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Story Behind Name

#MarchMeettheMaker There isn’t a story behind the name really, I just decided to use my name. More in the Instagram post below 🙂 View this post on Instagram #MarchMeetTheMaker – 9. Story behind name. It is just me ???? I started as a jewellery make & named my business ‘Jewellery by Shalini’. Things have progressed. […]

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Product Range

#MarchMeettheMaker I make Copper jewellery, sculptures, decorative items and giftware. Please do visit my website to see my range of products available to buy. View this post on Instagram #MarchMeetTheMaker Prompt 8. Product range I make Copper Things. I hand-craft decorative copper items, metal and wire jewellery, wire sculptures and occasionally lapidary specimen. I mostly […]

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Less Glam Side

#MarchMeettheMaker My job is very glamorous these days… I have come a long way from boring work like Event Management, Movie Premiers and Chikankari parties for Bollywood people for sure ???? View this post on Instagram #marchmeetthemaker prompt 7: Less glam side Did I mention yesterday that on my list of jobs one is “wind […]

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#MarchMeetTheMaker Prompt 6: Full or part time

Full or Part Time

#MarchMeettheMaker Do you do this full time? Is there such a thing as ‘All The Time’? ???? I am self-employed and I work full time. I do more than just playing with copper. I spend as much time as needed on whichever aspect of my work that needs it most at a given time.  Read more […]

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#MarchMeetTheMaker Day 5. Detail or close up - Glowing Copper

Detail or Close Up

#MarchMeettheMaker Glowing Copper Detail or Close Up of my work – As Joanna Hawker has said in her post explaining the #MarchMeetTheMaker2019 prompts an opportunity to show a specific part of your product or process. So here is a close up of photo annealing copper. There is a video of this process on the homepage […]

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Tools and Hammers

Tools and Materials

#marchmeetthemaker day 4 is all about tools ????and materials.  I love my tools. After all one can never have too many hammers… and all kinds of other tools to make metalwork even more fun! View this post on Instagram #marchmeetthemaker day 4 is all about tools ????and materials. My most important tools are my hands. […]

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