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

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Shalini Austin Copper Smith. Really?! Thanks so much.

Really enjoyed doing "Live Art" at Art in the Heart in Peterborough yesterday. Please do visit this lovely gift shop and Art gallery if you are in Peterborough.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Round (ish) Copper Bowls

The next design on my coppersmithing projects list is Round Copper Bowls. They are probably going to be roundish but that\'s OK, because each one will be unique. I watched a few expert metalsmiths, who... Read More: Round (ish) Copper Bowls




Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Wire Weave Bracelet Lisa with Indian Agate Beads

Wire Weave Bracelet Lisa with Indian Agate Beads: This is delicate and dainty with Indian Agate beads in herringbone weave connected using individually created wire weave links. The wire is pure copper which has then been given an antique patina, which gives this piece of jewellery a timeless look.This design can be created in copper, silver & copper combination or in sterling silver wire.



Copper Trinket Tray: Round Dish

Copper Trinket Tray: Round Dish: Copper Trays to keep your little keepsakes in one place. I have a similar tray on my desk to keep paper clips.Also a useful coin dish or tealight holder.






Sunday, 8 May 2016

7 May: Live Art Saturday

7 May: Live Art Saturday: I had a lovely time doing Live Art Saturday outside Art in the Heart gallery in Peterborough. So many people stopped to have a chat. :-)

Monday, 2 May 2016

Copper Coasters

Currently working on a range of textured copper coasters. I have made two designs so far and I am very pleased with how they have turned out :-)

A few more being sketched for texturing and ... Read More: Copper Coasters

Arthur the Dodo

Arthur the Dodo: Project 3 from the series of Bird Commissions I did for Eve Marshall - Dodo Face & Feet for a Felt sculpture. His name is Arthur and it was love at first sight when I met him!


Recycled Copper Pipe Cuffs Now Available!

I am very pleased with my first batch of recycled copper pipe cuff bracelets :-)Some are available to buy online and some are at Art in the Heart  Bespoke orders welcome in the size you want.




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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Quirky Seagull

Quirky Seagull: Project Seagull from Felt Artist Eve Marshall

She sent me a sketch with notes:
2 Sets of Seagull feet with knobbly knees, approx 3 inches long
2 beaks for seagulls


Carnelian & Copper Pendant

Carnelian & Copper Pendant: This piece of Carnelian Tumblestone has been set using copper wire and sheet.This is another new style for setting stones that I have recently started making.  I really like it that the setting shows off most of the stone with its natural patterns.



Saturday, 30 April 2016

Copper Bird Feet

Felt Artist Eve Marshall sent me several bespoke copper components commissions in January this year including one for bird feet for use with her cute little felted birds.



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Copper Trinket Trays

I have been having more fun with copper sheet creating lots of little trays, dishes and ashtrays using 0.5 mm copper sheet, texturing hammers and my trusty Sievert Pro 86 Jewellers Gas Blow Torch.



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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Hand Forged Copper Cuff 'Lunar '

Hand Forged Copper Cuff 'Lunar ': Individually designed and crafted Copper Cuff hand forged from sheet metal using air chasing and texturing metal smith techniques.This is truly a unique statement piece suitable for men and women. Each of these bracelets will be a one off!


Copper Pendant: 'Aries '

Copper Pendant: 'Aries ': Individually designed and crafted Copper Pendants hand forged from sheet metal using air chasing and texturing techniques.This is truly a unique statement piece suitable for men and women. Each of these is a one off!The patterns that emerge when air chasing metal are always unique and I want each style range to have a unique name so we shall call this style with a rolled bail 'Aries ' as it reminds me of a Ram.


Blue Aventurine and Copper Pendant

Blue Aventurine and Copper Pendant: This piece of polished Blue Aventurine has been set in copper wire. This is a new design for setting cabochons that I have recently started making.  I really like it that the setting shows off most of the stone with its natural patterns.


Friday, 26 February 2016

Copper Pendant: 'Ancient Cavern '

Copper Pendant: 'Ancient Cavern ': Individually designed and crafted Copper Pendants hand forged from sheet metal using air chasing and texturing techniques.This is truly a unique statement piece suitable for men and women. Each of these pendants is a one off!The patterns that emerge when air chasing metal are always unique and I want each style range to have a unique name so we shall call this piece 'Ancient Cavern ' as it reminds me of my visit to the ancient caves of Patal Bhubaneshwar in the Himalayas, made up of a series of caves within caves, and an important part of Indian folklore and mythology.

Wide Fold Formed Copper Cuff (Design 6)

Wide Fold Formed Copper Cuff (Design 6): Wearable Copper Art Copper cuff, cut individually from copper sheet and designed using a technique called fold forming which involves a lot of annealing and lots of hammering.Image on the right shows some more example of this style,  as these are individually hand-crafted there is only one piece of each design available. The bracelets are listed individually in our shop.


Rhodonite and Copper Pendant

Rhodonite and Copper Pendant: This piece of polished Rhodonite has been set in copper wire. This is a new design for setting cabochons that I have recently started making.  I really like it that the setting shows off most of the stone with its natural patterns.


Etched Copper Bracelet

Etched Copper Bracelet: I had etched some of my doodles on a copper sheet recently to make a bookmark. But I changed my mind and cut up the etched sheet into rectangular pieces to make a bracelet instead. The components were then joined together using copper rings which I cut from 1mm pure copper wire.


Friday, 29 January 2016

Rock and Copper Pendant

New in my online shop:



Rock and Copper Pendant: This rock was found on one of our dog walks and could possibly be granite. The stone has been set in textured copper sheet cut to shape for the cabochon. This is a new design for setting cabochons that I have recently developed.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Wide Fold Formed Copper Cuff (Design 5)

New in my online shop:


Wide Fold Formed Copper Cuff (Design 5): Wearable Copper Art Copper cuff, cut individually from copper sheet and designed using a technique called fold forming which involves a lot of annealing and lots of hammering.

Petrified Wood & Copper Pendant

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Petrified Wood & Copper Pendant: Copper Wire Woven to create a setting for this beautiful piece of Petrified Wood. The copper has been given an antique finish using Liver of Sulphur.  As with all natural stone pieces this is a one off piece of jewellery.


Saturday, 16 January 2016

Etched Copper Cuff: 'Dots '

Etched Copper Cuff: 'Dots ': Individually designed and crafted Etched copper cuff bracelet cut from sheet copper.The pattern on this cuff was sketched by hand with an original Shalini doodle!