Hi I’m Sheila. I live in a standard suburban semi on the North West coast of Lancashire. I was born and raised in Westcliff on Sea; so I’m an Essex girl at heart! I live with my partner, grown up son, 2 dogs and a cat who rules the house. Over the last 5 years I have been rekindling my love of art and creating, dabbling in many things which now fill our home with colour and originality. I love using different mediums to create colourful, abstract effects, finding the lack of control over the way the paints react together very therapeutic! Subconsciously my biggest influence in my art is from living in Turkey for 8 years; the Mediterranean Sea, lush green forests, snow capped mountains, “sense assaulting” bazaars, intricate henna tattoos and the decorative patterns that adorn tiles, pottery and textiles. (Wistfully sighs!) The jewellery idea came by chance when my partner complained that men’s jewellery wasn’t colourful! I don’t think it was a challenge but what’s a creative person to do? Make one, then another, then a bracelet or four....
Turning a stainless steel washer into vibrant, colourful, quirky jewellery.
Each washer is hand painted with different mediums which combine to create unique patterns. I then coat them with resin to give a glossy, protective finish. They are then turned into bracelets or pendants each one as individual as the person wearing them! Stainless steel shouldn’t corrode and is less likely to cause allergies than other metals. I use leather and waxed cotton cords which will soften and stretch slightly with wear My packaging is also handmade using eco friendly card so each piece you buy is truly individual to you.