Made It – our favourite makes

Most of us have our favourite make, the thing that we enjoy creating more than anything else… read on to find out.

Josephine Gornall, Phinefibre
“My favourite make is to just enjoy experimenting with different mediums and colours and seeing what can be created…”

jewelart spiral-squiggle copper design
jewelart – spiral-squiggle fused glass pendant – venus copper collection

Samantha Taylor, jewelart
“I love making many types of jewellery, but my favourite material has to be copper wire. Its an ancient metal, with many healing qualities and I feel a synergy, a connection with the copper when I’m working with it. I use a variety of different types of copper wire, from enamelled and non-tarnish copper which retains its colour and sheen, to bare copper which darkens with age and has a beautiful luster when buffed up.
Of all the wirework designs I make, my favourite is my ‘spiral-squiggles’, abstract timeless shapes that are inspired by ancient symbols. I enjoy becoming engrossed in the process of manipulating the wire by hand and adding beautiful gemstones, pearls and crystals or my sparkly handmade glass to create these unique sculptural jewelart jewellery designs.”

Alexis Valentine, Walking On Glass
“My favourite way to engrave using the hand drill is deep intaglio engraving, it looks 3d so really pops out from the glass!”
Note from
Engraved or incised work where the design is sunk into the surface is called intaglio, and is the opposite of cameo, where the design is in relief. Intaglio designs are made on gemstones, glass, ceramics, stone, or similar material.

fabulous glass robins
gorgeous glass robins by the Glass Boutique
Lynda Drummond, The Glass Boutique
“I am delighted to be with Handmade in Lancashire at Barton Grange Garden Centre, especially in the run up to Christmas, as we do love a bit of sparkle here at the Glass Boutique.
So what is my favourite thing that I make, at this time of year it has to be the glass robins, they look so pretty hung up and are perfect for gifts and keepsakes. Each one is different and I must confess that I do have my favourites.”
Come along, meet and chat to us and have the opportunity to see and buy some of our work at our Handmade in Lancashire, arts and crafts winter event at Barton Grange Garden Centre this 2-4 November.