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Hi! I'm Jen, I live in Rochdale, UK

I make fused glass and bead jewellery, home decorations and fabric Poi. I have a lot of different interests so I make lots of different things. My shop can look a bit random!

I've had my Etsy shop a few years and recently started 2 websites www.squirrelings.co.uk and www.squirrelpoi.co.uk. I thought Poi was very different to everything else I make so I've given it it's own logo and website. I've recently started selling at craft fairs and hopefully a consignment in the local gallery soon!

My favorite work is commissioned as it allows me to make something totally unique and personalised.

My crafty interests include ceramics, on glaze decoration, kiln fused glass, bead and wire jewelry making, a few…

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  • Born on June 13
  • Joined December 11, 2010

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Everything, I love any material I can get my hands on, My ideas usually come from the materials I have

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About

Hi! I'm Jen, I live in Rochdale, UK

I make fused glass and bead jewellery, home decorations and fabric Poi. I have a lot of different interests so I make lots of different things. My shop can look a bit random!

I've had my Etsy shop a few years and recently started 2 websites www.squirrelings.co.uk and www.squirrelpoi.co.uk. I thought Poi was very different to everything else I make so I've given it it's own logo and website. I've recently started selling at craft fairs and hopefully a consignment in the local gallery soon!

My favorite work is commissioned as it allows me to make something totally unique and personalised.

My crafty interests include ceramics, on glaze decoration, kiln fused glass, bead and wire jewelry making, a few types of on and off loom bead weaving, hand and machine embroidery, soft furnishings, constructed textiles and costume/ prop making. I'm currently working only on Poi, jewellery and soft home decorations for Etsy, using the materials and equipment I have available and keeping costs down but I'm bursting with ideas for other fabric based projects including making clothing and one day I hope to also set up a home studio for figurative ceramic sculpture.

My other interests are circus!! Poi spinning is my favourite! So I started making my own. Poi are tethered weights spun in rhythmic circular patterns as a performance art. My unique Poi designs can be found here in the Poi section of my shop. I've been performing Poi myself for over 10 years along with juggling and hula hooping. I know what works well in poi design and what often goes wrong so I like to think my poi are top notch!

Please browse my items and feel free to message me about anything at all.

My 'Quit My Day Job' Story:

I studied Fine Art in Carlisle then Ceramics in Preston hoping to set up as a self employed artist. Like many creatives I know, I worked full time in various 'quick cash' jobs while I tried to set up a business, but found I had nor the time, energy or motivation after a long day in a very uninspiring environment. One day I said enough is enough and quit for good.

I am now very lucky to be working (almost) solely on my crafts with the emotional and financial support of my fantastic husband. It's hard times just starting out but i'm following my dream and i'm determined to be a success story.

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