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It’s not only elves that are busy making in December! Find projects, presents, and holiday props (call it decor if you must) all month long in our Maker Advent Invent Calendar. Check in each day for a new project to make, inspiration, and a whole lot of maker cheer. Show us what you make by tagging us on social and using #maketogether!

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Yesterday we were back making rings for the first time in 2022! Hammered silver bands and one band with a pair of googly eyes!
Students learnt skills in annealing, forming, adding texture, soldering and cleaning up. A great beginners intro into silversmithing and coming away with your own ...piece of silver jewellery!

I will be running courses throughout the year at myartshack Shrewsbury and qubeoca Oswestry so check out their websites to book places or arrange a private workshop direct with me and I can come to you!

#learnnewskills #makearing #silverringworkshop #creativeworkshops #maketogether #createtogether #community #skills #silversmithing #shrewsbury

Today’s crafting with my lovely daughters … pine cone and magnolia gnomes!!😍❤️🎄 Had such fun seeing the personalities of each one, including the “hippy gnome” with raffia hair!😄 I feel utterly blessed to have my girls so close by that we can spend an afternoon making things ...together!🙏🥰🍭❤️ #oneblessedmama #daughtersareablessing #crafternoon #pineconegnome #magnoliagnome #gnomesofinstagram #gnomes #fabric #trimming #maketogether #festivehandmade #creativehandmade

Here's a selection of zero-waste, opal and emerald rings I'll be bringing to cornwallcollege lovely Christmas Fair on Saturday, can't wait! 🤩
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It's my only fair this year, and I'm looking forward to having a bit of Christmassy sparkle and jollyness : it'd... be nice to see you there in real life🙂
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There's loads going on with lots if talented makers, a grotto, students making delish food, make your own Christmas present workshops with me and suzannebarrdesign as well as loads of others, free drop-in schoolofmakecornwall workshops for teenagers, and hopefully mulled wine 🤪
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See you there with bells on, from 10am! 🤩
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#inmystudio #zerowaste #opals #boulderopals #emerald #preciousstones #statementjewellery #ecosilver #stones #semiprecious #recycledgold #whatimadetoday #makersgonnamake #ecojewellery #foundjewellery #maketogether #recycledjewellery #sustainablejewellery #local #shopsmallshoplocal #christmasfair #craftfair #slowfashion #slowliving #staustell #cornwall

Just packing up these big seaglass rings to send to the super cool sacsashbourneltd 😍
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Go and try them on next week 😁
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#inmystudio #showusyourrings #pebbles #statementjewellery #ecosilver #recycledsilver ...#whatimadetoday #makersgonnamake #ecojewellery #foundjewellery #maketogether #recycledjewellery #sustainablejewellery #local #shopsmallshoplocal #ashbourne #derbyshire #slowfashion #slowliving #staustell #cornwall

Kit Make!!! You made this! Well Rachel did 😀
How fun is this colourful Fun with Frit Balls creation? All the cute little bobbles! ☺️

Check out my Facebook page for more student makes and pop to my website to buy online.
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#projectkit ...#createathome #fritballs #inspiringyou #giftidea #givethegiftofart #makeathome #glasskit #glassart #diyglass #doitathome #funathome #maketogether #stepbystep #glasstechniques #haveago #glassfusing #banksmillartists #derbyuk #ilovederby #localartist #supportindependentartists #smallbusinessesmatter #creativitymatters #newideas #postable #spiral #rainbow

Family affairs

We are a true family business. Mr NB is chief builder, the kids are crafters and my inspiration and me, well I’m head designer and construction engineer.

Bop loves craft as much as me and having him sit by my feet while I sew creating his own works of art makes ...my heart sing.

Heart charms are coming along to finders_keepers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Hop in over to finders_keepers to get your tickets and really look forward to seeing everyone that can make it there.

#familybusinesslife #workfromhome #mumsinbusiness #smallbusinesswomen #smallfashionbrand #dopaminedressing #rainbowismyfavoritecolor #rainbowhearts #rainbowheartcharm #bagcharm #ladystartup #brisstyle #neneandbop #familytime❤️ #sundaysewing #createeverday #maketogether familiesthatmaketogetherstaytogether #proudmama #makersgonnamake #mymotherhoodjourney #madewithlove

🦔🧹✨ Drawlloween club day 3: witch!

#mabsdrawlloweenclub #mabsdrawlloweenclub2021 #witch #hedgewitch #hedgehog #levibones #sevenyearsold #roninvaughn #fournado #fouryearsold #zephyrgraves #seventeenmonths #mabskidloweenclub2021 #mabskidloweenclub #drawing #familydrawlloween ...#maketogether

Pipette play! Little W loved this activity ... I wrapped some card in foil and drew simple shapes on it with a hot glue gun (you could use PVA and let it dry overnight) then we mixed up some food colouring in water for our inks and used a pipette to drop the colour into the shapes. Later we played ...with adding salt and also removing the inks with our pipettes by sucking it up. It was lots of fun ! #littlescientist

Oxidising lots of my zero-waste eco-silver and recycled gold jewellery ready for Autumn/Winter, like this little ring here 🙂
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Think it makes it look more woodlandy doesn't it? ❤
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#inmystudio ...#statementjewellery #ecosilver #stones #semiprecious #recycledgold #whatimadetoday #makersgonnamake #ecojewellery #foundjewellery #maketogether #recycledjewellery #sustainablejewellery #local #shopsmallshoplocal #recycledgold #gold #woodland #woods #slowfashion #slowliving #staustell #cornwall

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