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Crystal Clarke
Handmade with Passion
Bideford Pannier Market, Market Pl
Bideford
Devon
EX39 2DR
England, UK

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Handmade with Passion is a place for Artists, Makers, Crafters, Bakers to showcase their handmade creations, list events, workshops and classes. Be seen and get known and reach out to local buyers so they can easily find you.

For Buyers Of Handmade Creations

Whether it is a unique gift, an original painting or some tasty treats you’re looking for, Handmade with Passion is a Handmade Directory of Artists, Makers, Crafters, Bakers Portfolios Showcasing their Handmade Creations. Shop Handmade from the Gallery Shop and also contact Artists, Makers, Crafters, Bakers direct. Find Handmade Creations to purchase locally from the Counties list and by using the map. Attend events, shows, workshops and classes that may be of interest to you.

Event, Show Organisers

Handmade with Passion is a great place to list and receive enquiries for your events, fairs, shows, reaching out to Artists, Makers, Crafters, Bakers. You will also reach out to people who are looking for quality, specialised, handmade, craft, food events, fairs, shows.

Handmade with Passions Mission

Handmade with Passions mission is to showcase and market Artists, Makers, Crafters, Bakers to make it easier for buyers who love, appreciate and are searching for handmade products local to their area or further afield. There is a story behind every handmade creation which makes it very interesting to buyers, so at Handmade with Passion buyers can find out more about the Artists, Makers, Crafters, Bakers by looking at their portfolios, process, profiles etc and enquire and purchase their handmade creations, and in doing so, they are able to shop handmade, shop local, support local.

Another mission of Handmade with Passion is to have listings of events, fairs, shows, exhibitions, workshops and classes to do with everything handmade to make it easier for people to find out what and where the events and workshops etc are being held local to their area or further afield.

The Team at Handmade with Passion

About Crystal Clarke and Stuart Slater

Crystal Clarke® Jewellery Artist Maker
BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY WITH A FUSION OF COLOUR
Jewellery and Art Handmade with Passion
Creative – Original – Unique
Handmade in Devon

Showing the Contemporary Jewellery, Art and Decorative Metalwork by Artists Crystal Clarke and Stuart Slater.

Crystal Clarke Artist

Handmade Jewellery, Art, Decorative Metalwork using a variety of techniques in Mixed Media, Textiles, Chainmail, Silver, Titanium, Niobium, Copper, Aluminium, Beads, Gemstones…
Each Piece is designed and handmade individually which guarantees an original piece of Jewellery, Art and Decorative Metalwork.

My Mixed Media Process

I use varied and recycled materials to create a sheet as my base, the same as I would have a sterling silver or copper base sheet.
I hand texture the sheet using various techniques and use a pierce saw for cutting out pieces which are further enhanced to create my mixed media art jewellery in different designs. I then use an air brush and/or hand brush to paint, building up layers of colour and effect in a similar way to a motorbike artist but on a smaller scale for jewellery, art and decorative metalwork.

Jewellery Pieces have a Crystal Clarke branded makers tag and comes to you in a lovely Crystal Clarke branded gift box.

The precious metal jewellery over the legal weight is fully hallmarked with my personal makers mark (CC), this simply stands for Crystal Clarke. As well as my makers mark there is the date letter, metal purity, sterling silver mark plus the anchor denoting where the hallmarking took place which is the Birmingham Assay Office.

Inspiration

I get my inspiration from motorbike art and effects especially from my paint job I had done on my motorbike which is a crystal rainbow drusy effect.

I also get inspiration from the changing seasons displaying their array of beautiful colours and textures that nature bestows on us.

Creativity

I have always been creative, went to Art College did an Art and Design Foundation Course and learned about Fashion and Textiles, Three Dimensional Design, Photography, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Art History. I have always had a passion for Crystals, Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Jewellery Making, Art and Crafts.

I love to Draw and Paint using Coloured Pencils, Watercolours and Acrylics.

The Crafts I also enjoy are Batik and Tie Dye and love doing my own Tie Dye T-Shirts, also Crochet and Knitting in which I was taught by my late Nan at a very young age, I love to learn new techniques and experimenting with different materials.
Crafts that are on my list of learning and trying are Lampwork Glass Bead Making, Fused Glass, Candle Making in all sorts of different shapes (I love candles especially the fragrant ones) and Lapidary.

My Interests

Jewellery Making, Beads, Art, Crafts, Metalwork, Drawing, Photography, Knitting, Crochet, Motorbikes, Motorbike Art, Rallies, Dog Walking, Cycling, Countryside, Nature, Wildlife, Seaside, Gardening, Baking, Rock Music, Dance Music, Dancing, Crystals, Rocks, Minerals and Fossils, Lapidary, Markets, Rock/Gem/Bead/Jewellery Fairs/Shows.

Loves Motorbike and Cake!


Stuart Slater Artist

Handmade Silver and Copper Jewellery and Decorative Metalwork.
Stuart Slater makes decorative metalwork and different jewellery designs in the form of pendants, rings, bracelets, earrings using old silver cutlery, coins and silver and copper scrap pieces.

Everything Stuart creates is a ‘one-off’, unique and beautiful. He takes the old and discarded and transforms them into original, wearable pieces of jewellery and decorative metalwork.

Stuarts precious metal jewellery over the legal weight is fully hallmarked with his personal makers mark (SS), this simply stands for Stuart Slater. As well as his makers mark there is the date letter, metal purity, sterling silver mark plus the anchor denoting where the hallmarking took place which is the Birmingham Assay Office.

Stuart has a background in Steel Fabrication and Engineering. Up until his motorbike accident in January 2011 he was a fully coded Welder, has worked with metal for over 20 years.
Whilst recovering from his injuries he has been experimenting with Silver, Copper and Jewellery Making. Stuart has self taught himself the skills to manufacture jewellery.

Stuarts Interests

Motorbikes, Motorbike Art, Motorbike Build and Repair, Rallies, Motorsport, Photography, Dog Walking, Cycling, Countryside, Nature, Wildlife, Seaside, Music.

Loves Motorbike, Bacon and Cake!

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