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

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Heavenly Soaps

Heavenly Soaps


from my friend Sadie

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Sheabutter Cottage: IS IT WRONG TO BE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE?

Sheabutter Cottage: IS IT WRONG TO BE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE?

A message from my friends at Sheabutter Cottage

Thursday, 24 June 2010

I Just LOVE Tiger Eye

We recently ordered some Rough Tiger Eye from our supplier in USA. It arrived on Tuesday and I am impressed with the quality. There is some blue in it as well! Very excited :-)



I can see a lot of potential in this lot for cutting and cabbing and also for sale as rough chunks and slabs to other lapidaries

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Busy Week-end

I had a really busy Week-end in terms of events. Sadly not a lot of sales to show for it.

The Help For Heroes Military Tattoo was badly affected by the weather unfortunately. It really felt more January than June especially in the strong wind. It was an outdoor event and the Gazebos we set up did not feel secure at all. And as it was so cold a lot of people did not turn up even though the organisers had sold lots of tickets. So the group of Crafters who had set up stalls spent the afternoon chatting with each other and listening to the music played by the RAF band. That was pleasant... and hot food from Tuk Tuk Foods was very welcome too! That was lovely as always!

I would like to thank the Organisers of the event for inviting us to be there and I hope they raised a lot of money for this very noble charity, despite low attendance.

On Father's Day I was at Sacrewell Farm near Peterborough for a Day of Demonstration and Sales. I took one of our Rock Tumblers to show the tumbling process and also a wire sculpture tree we are working on at the moment. It was again very quiet. But this was the first event of its kind and I am discussing with Helen from The Crafty Pair about doing more such events with better publicity and getting more crafters. The Barn can easily take upto 8 tables and more stalls would make it interesting. It's a learning process on how to improve on an idea and I am hopeful that in time this could become a regular event just like the monthly Craft Fairs at Fineshade woods. Keeping a positive outlook on this event.