Toni’s designs on sale at Thames Chase!

img_20160921_120129357_hdrOver the past 15 years, I have built my craft business (Curly Girly Crafts); specialising in teaching but also selling unique handcrafted jewellery and cards and doing craft parties for children and adults. I have sold my work in various shops and craft fairs but have taken a step back from that as several of the shops were not managed very well and I didn’t have the time to put into selling. The opportunity to have a collection at Thames Chase Forest Centre came up just at the time I had decided to put more items on my Etsy shop and try to build some awareness for what I make as well as what I teach, so now there are 2 places to buy handcrafted jewellery and gifts from me!
My ethos has always been to make as much as I can from scratch, I’m not one of these people who will take a beading class and then just make what I learnt in different colours or with slight variation where’s the originality in that? I like to make things hard for myself and therefore more unique. I make my own glass beads, I make my silver elements and I enamel my copper pieces. I also make felt from which I make items such as brooches, bags and decorations, and I paint with an iron and other heated tools to create my own cards and paintings.
If you want to take a look at my collection at Thames Chase Forest Centre – here are details of the venue.
My etsy shop: CurlyGirlyCraftsUK

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