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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 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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#MarchMeetTheMaker 3. Flatlay

Flatlay

Flatlay is the 3rd prompt for Joanne Hawker’s #marchmeettehmaker challenge. I don’t take many pictures like this because most of my work has a lot of depth and dimension which gets lost when laid flat to photograph but I did take this picture to capture the gorgeous colours. View this post on Instagram #MarchMeetTheMaker 3. […]

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Shalini Austin - How it all started

How it all started

#MarchMeettheMaker 2. How it all started… Most of you who have known me for a while know the story of how it all started but it is something shared for the first time on Instagram I think 🙂 View this post on Instagram #MarchMeetTheMaker 2. How it all started… I once bought a necklace in […]

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Favourite to Make - Air Chasing

Favourite to Make

#MarchMeettheMaker Favourite to Make is the 1st prompt Prompt 1 of #MarchMeetTheMaker by @joannehawker – Favourite to Make. I enjoy crafting everything I make of course! But if I really had to pick a favourite I would say my air-chased copper pieces View this post on Instagram Prompt 1 of #MarchMeetTheMaker by @joannehawker – Favourite to Make I enjoy […]

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#MarchMeetTheMaker 2019

#MarchMeetTheMaker 2019

Joining #MarchMeetTheMaker challenge on Instagram for the first time and looking forward to having fun and meeting new people. This is a 31 day Instagram Challenge, set by Designer & Illustrator Joanne Hawker – https://www.facebook.com/JoanneHawkerDesignandIllustration/More about the challenge here: https://www.marchmeetthemaker.com/             View this post on Instagram             […]

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Another New Year… Happy 2019 Everyone!

Happy 2019 everyone! Thank you for being a part of my life as we begin another year. Looking forward to lots of new adventures  I have a New Year resolution! It is the same one I make every year… I am going to carry on being Me and enjoying my life, my friends & family […]

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Enamelling Fun

Enamelling Fun

Spent a little more time playing with copper shapes and glass enamel and experimented with seed beads. I am really pleased with the result. What do you think? A few more pictures of enamelling fun and the enamelled earrings I have been making.

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Playtime

Things I do to get out of tidying up ???? Found a couple of small strips of copper left over from an earlier project so of course I had to play! It is amazing what fun shapes you can create with a simple cross-pein hammer. I will sort the bench out tomorrow…

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Enamelling Copper

Enamelling Copper Part 1

Each year I try to learn a new skill and Enamelling Copper was on my list of things to learn for 2018. My starter enamelling kit is here! I am really looking forward to some serious play time as I learn about enamelling copper. A few pictures below of the results of three practice sessions […]

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Stamford Apple Day

I had a nice time at Stamford Apple Day event on 7 October and met lots of lovely people. So what has metalsmithing got to do with Apples? Not a lot really, but I do like to support the Stamford Community Orchard Group by attending their annual Stamford Apple Day event at the Arts Centre. […]

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How to Store Copper Off-cuts

Metalworking Tip about Copper Off-Cuts Copper Off-cuts tend to have sharp ends which really hurt if they pierce your fingers. I know because I have experienced it plenty of times! And if you use snips / scissors / shears to cut shapes out of thin copper sheet then the off-cuts have all kinds of curls […]

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How To Sell My Jewellery On Instagram | The Bench

Useful post via Cookson Gold. Looking for ways to market your jewellery? Find handy tips and tricks on how to sell on Instagram from our helpful guide at The Bench. Source: How To Sell My Jewellery On Instagram | The Bench

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Art in the Heart Team

Update January 2018: Sadly not all good things last forever. Art in the heart Gallery and Gift shop in Peterborough has now closed. They are now selling online from Art in the heart Marketplace. The link will take you to my store on the marketplace. I am very sad about this, not just because I […]

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