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, 23 November 2013

The Best Laid Plans...

...sometimes don't quite materialise. Oh well... That's life.

Its my Birthday week-end so Dave & I had planned two days of intense learning to celebrate... how to solder, how to set bezels, how to make cold connections... and create a few new pieces in time for 3 Christmas shows coming up.

Unfortunately an old friend decided to pay a visit on my birthday (yesterday). Well not quite a friend, I don't like it, I don't want it, but it likes to arrive unannounced anyway and linger for a while. And it has no concept of timing! (Grrrrrrr!)

So here I am suffering with an Iritis flare up (right eye pain, light sensitivity, blurred vision in the affected eye due to the medication, more eye pain) Intricate jewellery work is out. Spending too much time at the computer is out. Daytime telly is not really my thing and its not a good idea to watch TV with an aching eye anyway. Its been just over 24 hours and I am bored already! So the next few days I will probably spend time between feeling very sorry for myself and being a total nightmare to live with. There is only one way to stop this happening!


Monday, 11 November 2013

01 December: Stamford’s Own Handmade Christmas Market « Stamford Artisans Guild

Really looking forward to this! Let's just hope everything goes well and there is no advertising fiasco like last year when the newspaper messed up and used the wrong artwork!

01 December: Stamford’s Own Handmade Christmas Market « Stamford Artisans Guild

Friday, 1 November 2013

Its Our Birthday!

Jewellery by Shalini is 5 today!

Why 22%? Because its my Birthday soon too! :-) On 22nd November.

Go and have some shopping fun! Buy a unique handmade gift for the special people in your life! Or just treat yourself this Christmas.