We offer a collection of unique, hand-crafted metal, wire & semi-precious gemstones jewellery created individually in our design studio in Stamford, Lincolnshire. We also cut and polish semi precious stones and other rocks (Lapidary). We accept bespoke Lapidary, Jewellery making & Wire Sculpture Tree commissions. Do Visit our website & Online Showroom: www.shaliniaustin.co.uk

Saturday, 27 June 2009


Not a lot to say about this really, it's a picture we just took as a Spitfire, a Lancaster and a Hurricane flew over Stamford.

Loved it. Don't know what the Birds were thinking though!

Friday, 26 June 2009

Stamford Endowed Schools Foundation

I have recently signed up to be a Foundation Partner for The new Stamford Endowed Schools’ Foundation Privilege Card.

A little bit about the Foundation - The Foundation is a charitable body and aims to raise funds in order to support the Stamford Endowed Schools and their pupils. The funds raised through the foundation will be used for the benefit of children from the local community. And that makes this a very special project for me. The Bursaries are there to provide opportunities for young people from less affluent backgrounds to fulfil their potential in sports, music, science, languages and in the arts.

The new Stamford Endowed Schools’ Foundation Privilege Card has been set up to raise funds for the Foundation.

Some of the best retail outlets and restaurants in Stamford have lent their support to the Foundation Privilege Card and
by joining in this very worthwhile programme that supports the valuable work of the Foundation, you will save at least 10% every time you spend with one of the Foundation Partners. Here are some of the local businesses who have signed up to be Foundation Partners

Jewellery By Shalini and SDSA Motorcycle Couriers are proud to be part of this initiative and we are now Foundation Partners.

I am looking forward to the Lunchtime Reception and Presentation on the vision for the Future of the Stamford Endowed Schools later today and will report back on the information I get from there. If you are in the local area and would like to benefit from the fantastic offers from local shops, while supporting a worthwhile cause do apply for a privilege card. Its your way of helping a young person create a better future for themselves and for our world.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Stamford Arts and Crafts Market - 26 July 2009

Just sent my cheque off for the next Stamford Arts and Crafts Market to be held on 26th July. I did the May market and it was OK, but it wasn't the nicest of days - cold, windy and wet. Plus I booked for the Art Centre which is slightly out of the way of the High Street. But I prefer to be indoors so its the Art Centre again for the next one.

I did make a few sales and some good contacts. I am hoping some of us jewellery designers can get together and do an exclusive Jewellery show. We all make different types of jewellery and I think it could be quite good!

I'll keep you posted as things progress....

Wednesday, 3 June 2009