Something Special to do this Mothers Day

Thursday, 18 February 2016 22:02:34 Europe/London

Something Special to do this Mothers Day

Gift, card, tea a piece of cake..... We have something very special for you and your Mum to do this Mothering Sunday,a brand new cupcake decorating workshop and the perfect accomplice to deliver your Mother’s Day message. Wonderful keepsake jewellery amazing art and much much more. You can be sure to make this mother’s day a very special day forthat very special lady in your life and you will be supporting the very best UK small businesses by choosing your gifts and cards from www.stormfauna.com  Designers, Makers and Artists.

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Valentines

Monday, 25 January 2016 14:15:29 Europe/London

Valentine day Unique gifts and unusual presents

Show your love and support for U.K. Designers Makers and Artists this Valentines  - Shop stormfauna.com Valentine's Day for unique and personalised gifts and creative workshops. Are you loved up or single or want to show someone you love how much you care? Stormfauna has something for you this Valentine's Day. Unusual handcrafted and personalised items; Valentine cards, jewellery, paintings and prints and more from U.K. creative Designers, Makers and Artists. Lots of lovely things to do together – Why not choose from our range of creative workshops; Cake decorating, cooking, paper cutting, painting, drawing and print making. Not sure whether a loved one will like it? Then our gift vouchers are the perfect secret alternative from you to your sweetheart!   

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Bobbing sailing boats and Welsh hilltops!

Monday, 12 October 2015 12:31:05 Europe/London

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Bobbing sailing boats and Welsh hilltops! = Inspiational Jewellery!...... We just had to ask Sian from CWN Colours Jewellery how she came to produce such innovative pieces ..........

Does your work draw inspiration from your business name? If so how and why did you pick it to represent you? My jewellery is all about colour. So far, so good! But Cwm? Well I'm from Wales and it's the place I was born surrounded by green Welsh hilltops. A 'w' is a vowel in Welsh so it's the equivalent of an English coombe.

What does being able to make, signify to you? Having spent a working life being a logical, left brained thinker,  this is my chance to develop a creative side and learn to work with my hands. It's a revelation finding I can make and a joy working in colour and shape rather than words.

Have you always made jewellery?  Although I've only been making for the last five or six years I've always been envious of 'creative types' but never had the confidence to make until a very skilled friend with a can do attitude started me on this path and opened up a whole new area of my life.

 When did you first start making and what was the first thing that you made? As I like so called primitive art, the first piece I made was a very simple donut. I was once upset when I lost it and searched for it for ages only to dig it up in the garden several weeks later - I still wear it often.

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What has inspired you most lately about your work? Have you been on holiday? Has this lead to anything that you are concentrating on at the moment? Recently I have taken another silver smithing course to learn new skills and take me in a new direction. I now have so many ideas buzzing in my head it's only lack of time that is holding me back.

Describe your process from thought to reality. I always start with colour. My instinct is to use bright summer colours but I know they don't lend themselves to every season! I use the polymer clay to make canes, each one a new pattern and colour combination. This is definitely the fun part. The canes can then be sliced, millefiori style to wrap and roll beads or make flat sheets from which to cut shapes. I then combine the finished, cured beads with traditionally made silver from either sheets silver (as here) or precious metal clay; each has its own different quality.

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Are you exhibiting anywhere at the moment? I'm presently showing at Winchester' s Tourist Information Centre and recently exhibited at Hamble's Sea Sky Art gallery, something I hope to repeat soon. This gallery is well worth a visit, small but stunning and now under new management.

I always visit the silver smiths' Desire show in the autumn and, this summer, went to the new designers textiles show in London, something I can thoroughly recommend. Such a range of texture, pattern and colour and full of youngsters overflowing with talent and ideas. Most recently I went to Goldsmiths Fare to see how the experts do it!

What are your plans for this coming season and for Christmas what new designs are you working on? I'm currently working on using more silver forms through texturing, shaping and form folding and including this with polymer cabochons.

Thank you so much Sian it is always good to get an insight to our DMA's and we can thoroughly recomend a vist to CWM Jewllery













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