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

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Diary Date: 14 June 2015 - Meet Jeni Cairns at Stamford Arts Centre

Jeni Cairns: Artist and garden designer based in rural Cambridgeshire

Reusing and up-cycling have become an important and integral part of her practice, especially in the various show gardens she has created at Harrogate and RHS Hampton court flower show this year where she won a coveted gold and best in category for “A space to connect and grow”. The use of steel drums have proved a great “blank canvas” on which to depict the fragility of nature yet also represent its strength and enduring resilience.

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I am one of the founders of ESCartists in collaboration with my artist friends Eve Marshall and Cathi Prince. Escartists is a new creative group planning an escape from the ordinary by organising Artist markets and exhibitions promoting extraordinary workmanship and talent. I will be sharing details of all 12 artists taking part in our 2015 events on this blog. Feel free to share, reblog and also ask any questions you may have via the Escartists website. Thanks :-)

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Diary Date: 14 June 2015 - Meet Christina Stevens at Stamford Arts Centre

Christina Stevens: Artist in Lincolnshire working mostly in ceramics.
"Most of my work is hand build, coil, pinch, and roll as well as other construction methods, often utilising formers to help support the clay until it is firm enough to support itself. I have a variety of press-moulds as well as sprigs and 2, 3, 4 piece plaster moulds I have made myself ( these are used mostly for slip-casting the ball jointed figures’ arms and torso.) I also use found objects, lace, plants and windflowers pressed into the clay to provide detail and pattern." 

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I am one of the founders of ESCartists in collaboration with my artist friends Eve Marshall and Cathi Prince. Escartists is a new creative group planning an escape from the ordinary by organising Artist markets and exhibitions promoting extraordinary workmanship and talent. I will be sharing details of all 12 artists taking part in our 2015 events on this blog. Feel free to share, reblog and also ask any questions you may have via the Escartists website. Thanks :-)

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Diary Date: 14 June 2015 - Meet Emma Fuller at Stamford Arts Centre

Emma Fuller: Distinctive designs in silver crafted in Bedfordshire

"My designs are all unique one-off pieces – there is not one specific thing that inspires me – my designs just spring from my mind."

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I am one of the founders of ESCartists in collaboration with my artist friends Eve Marshall and Cathi Prince. Escartists is a new creative group planning an escape from the ordinary by organising Artist markets and exhibitions promoting extraordinary workmanship and talent. I will be sharing details of all 12 artists taking part in our 2015 events on this blog. Feel free to share, reblog and also ask any questions you may have via the Escartists website. Thanks :-)

Friday, 24 April 2015

Diary Date: 14 June 2015 - Meet Sarah Clark at Stamford Arts Centre

Sarah Clark: Batik art silk scarves designed in Cambridgeshire

"I make wearable art silk wraps, these picture scarves are fluid and the design is revealed or hidden depending on how the scarf is worn: draped over the shoulders the full story can be appreciated or loosely tied at the neck the design becomes an abstract picture of shape and colour."

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I am one of the founders of ESCartists in collaboration with my artist friends Eve Marshall and Cathi Prince. Escartists is a new creative group planning an escape from the ordinary by organising Artist markets and exhibitions promoting extraordinary workmanship and talent. I will be sharing details of all 12 artists taking part in our 2015 events on this blog. Feel free to share, reblog and also ask any questions you may have via the Escartists website. Thanks :-)

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Diary Date: 14 June 2015 - Meet Cathi Prince at Stamford Arts Centre

Cathi Prince: Stained Glass artist based in South Lincolnshire
"I love working with the colours and textures found in the various types of stained glass that I use. Sometimes I will work with simple geometric and random patterns, playing with shades and contrasts. At other times I get ideas from around me, the flowers in my garden and the fish in the pond outside my studio door. Walking my dog I collect fragments of designs from the shapes of plants in the fields and hedges and the birds that I see. Using the lead as my line I try to draw these elements and ideas together."

 Read more via Cathi Prince « ESC Artists.



I am one of the founders of ESCartists in collaboration with my artist friends Eve Marshall and Cathi Prince. Escartists is a new creative group planning an escape from the ordinary by organising Artist markets and exhibitions promoting extraordinary workmanship and talent. I will be sharing details of all 12 artists taking part in our 2015 events on this blog. Feel free to share, reblog and also ask any questions you may have via the Escartists website. Thanks :-)

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Shalini Austin Designs in Concept Stamford Magazine

I was approached by the lovely news editor of Concept Stamford Magazine asking if I would like to have my profile in a new series called “Crafty People” celebrating local artisans and craftspeople of the area.


via Crafty People in Concept Stamford Magazine - Shalini Austin Designs… hand-crafted for YOU!.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Under £6.00 Clearance Items - Shalini Austin Designs


Jewellery Sale!



This is older stock that needs to go to make room for new pieces I am making. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these pieces, they have just been with me for a while and need a new home!

There are also a lot of beads, findings and components I have collected since I first started jewellery making in 2008. Some of this I no longer use in my work, some I use very rarely. I am therefore offering beads at almost give-away prices so other makers, crafters, those starting out in jewellery making and hobby beaders can get a good range at very affordable prices.

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NEW! Antique Finish Copper Circles Necklace

This necklace has been made with Copper Washers and bare copper wire

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Saturday, 4 April 2015

Wire Weave Shelly Bracelet

Pure Copper wire bracelet with an antique finish. Can be made wider.

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bairozan's blog: I'm Speechless! / Останах безмълвна!

Thank you for your lovely post about my selection of components for the Bead Peeps Swap 'n' Hop Challenge Rosantia :-)



bairozan's blog: I'm Speechless! / Останах безмълвна!: The expectation is over - both Shalini Austin, my partner in the Bead Peeps Swap'N'Hop , and I have received our packages. It'...