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Bideford Pannier Market, Market Pl
Bideford
Devon
EX39 2DR
England, UK

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Crystal Clarke Jewellery Artist Maker

Crystal Clarke

Jewellery Artist Maker

Handmade in Mixed Media, Textiles, Chainmaille, Silver, Titanium, Niobium, Copper.

Handmade in Devon, UK

Jewellery Handmade in Mixed Media, Textiles, Chainmaille, Titanium, Niobium, Silver, Copper, Beads and Gemstones. Each Jewellery Piece is designed and handmade individually which guarantees an original piece of Jewellery.

I’m passionate about designing and making jewellery from the raw materials. I love using and experimenting with metals, fibers, yarns, wool, paper and more… I love colour, patterns and shapes using them in my jewellery.

I mainly create unique mixed media jewellery but I also have a passion for all sorts of beads and gemstones, I love creating bead and gemstone jewellery as well as my mixed media jewellery.

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 alsorts of different shapes (I love candles especially the fragrant ones) and Lapidary.

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.

Loves Motorbike and Cake!

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.

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.

MIXED MEDIA JEWELLERY

 

 

 

 

The precious metal jewellery of and over the legal weight is fully hallmarked. My personal makers mark is (CC), this simply stands for Crystal Clarke. As well as the 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.

Hallmark Dealers Notice

Always keep Jewellery by Crystal Clarke in the Jewellery Box provided as this will protect the Jewellery.

Do not store Jewellery in direct sunlight.

All Jewellery benefits from being handled and worn with care and kept clean. Jewellery should not be worn in the shower, bath, pool, hot tub, the sea, whilst cleaning and gardening where it will be susceptible to damage if you do.

Always put your Jewellery on after you have applied perfume, cosmetics, deodorants and body sprays.

Long exposure of to the air and environment will tarnish most metals. Precious Metals can be cleaned with a good quality polishing cloth, or warm soapy water and a very soft toothbrush. Avoid dipping the Jewellery in polishing solutions, this is not recommended for our Jewellery.

Copper will tarnish very quickly so if you like the bright new copper look, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice to a cupful of water and soak the Copper for a few minutes, then rinse and dry.
Keeping your Copper Jewellery clean will help in the prevention of oxidation which may turn your skin green, it is the oxidation reaction when Copper reacts with oxygen in the air, your sweat and skin oils can create a green layer of copper carbonate on your skin.
When you remove your Copper Jewellery wipe it with a clean soft cloth which will clean any sweat and body oils off your Copper Jewellery.
The cleaner you keep your Copper Jewellery the less likely your skin will discolour from oxidation.

Do not soak the Mixed Media elements of our Jewellery in water, these can be just wiped with a damp cloth.

Pearls are Organic Gemstones so always wipe them with a soft lint free cloth before putting them away in the Jewellery Box, do not leave them in a box for long periods as this may cause them to dehydrate, wear them regularly to allow them to breathe.
If your pearls get dirty you can clean them with mild soapy water using a small amount of baby soap as it is gentle and PH Neutral, and dry them thoroughly before storing them in the Jewellery Box.

The majority of Gemstones can be cleaned in the same way as Pearls. On the porous softer gemstones, do not soak them, just wipe with a soft damp cloth and dry thoroughly. With the harder gemstones you can use a soft toothbrush.

Finally, Wear and Enjoy your Jewellery by Crystal Clarke!

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Jewellery Handmade in Mixed Media, Textiles, Chainmaille, Titanium, Niobium, Silver, Copper, Beads and Gemstones. Each Jewellery Piece is designed and handmade individually which guarantees an original piece of Jewellery.

I’m passionate about designing and making jewellery from the raw materials. I love using and experimenting with metals, fibers, yarns, wool, paper and more… I love colour, patterns and shapes using them in my jewellery.

I mainly create unique mixed media jewellery but I also have a passion for all sorts of beads and gemstones, I love creating bead and gemstone jewellery as well as my mixed media jewellery.

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 alsorts of different shapes (I love candles especially the fragrant ones) and Lapidary.

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.

Loves Motorbike and Cake!

Process

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.

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.

MIXED MEDIA JEWELLERY
My Hallmark

 

 

 

 

The precious metal jewellery of and over the legal weight is fully hallmarked. My personal makers mark is (CC), this simply stands for Crystal Clarke. As well as the 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.

Hallmark Dealers Notice

Jewellery Care

Always keep Jewellery by Crystal Clarke in the Jewellery Box provided as this will protect the Jewellery.

Do not store Jewellery in direct sunlight.

All Jewellery benefits from being handled and worn with care and kept clean. Jewellery should not be worn in the shower, bath, pool, hot tub, the sea, whilst cleaning and gardening where it will be susceptible to damage if you do.

Always put your Jewellery on after you have applied perfume, cosmetics, deodorants and body sprays.

Long exposure of to the air and environment will tarnish most metals. Precious Metals can be cleaned with a good quality polishing cloth, or warm soapy water and a very soft toothbrush. Avoid dipping the Jewellery in polishing solutions, this is not recommended for our Jewellery.

Copper will tarnish very quickly so if you like the bright new copper look, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice to a cupful of water and soak the Copper for a few minutes, then rinse and dry.
Keeping your Copper Jewellery clean will help in the prevention of oxidation which may turn your skin green, it is the oxidation reaction when Copper reacts with oxygen in the air, your sweat and skin oils can create a green layer of copper carbonate on your skin.
When you remove your Copper Jewellery wipe it with a clean soft cloth which will clean any sweat and body oils off your Copper Jewellery.
The cleaner you keep your Copper Jewellery the less likely your skin will discolour from oxidation.

Do not soak the Mixed Media elements of our Jewellery in water, these can be just wiped with a damp cloth.

Pearls are Organic Gemstones so always wipe them with a soft lint free cloth before putting them away in the Jewellery Box, do not leave them in a box for long periods as this may cause them to dehydrate, wear them regularly to allow them to breathe.
If your pearls get dirty you can clean them with mild soapy water using a small amount of baby soap as it is gentle and PH Neutral, and dry them thoroughly before storing them in the Jewellery Box.

The majority of Gemstones can be cleaned in the same way as Pearls. On the porous softer gemstones, do not soak them, just wipe with a soft damp cloth and dry thoroughly. With the harder gemstones you can use a soft toothbrush.

Finally, Wear and Enjoy your Jewellery by Crystal Clarke!

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