I'm Annabel, a designer-maker from the UK.
The name Tinkan Designs - comes from my ring-pull (Tin Can) jewelry, my nickname (Tink) and my initials (A.N.)!
Also 'to tinker' means 'to work with metal'.
Although I've made 'things' all my life, I am relatively new to the world of metal, and have been working with it since studying to be a Blacksmith 6 years ago.
Recycling and re-using materials has always been the recurring theme in all my work, plus the desire to create something different, and unique.
I discovered the 'beauty' of the humble ring pull about 5 years ago. And I feel I have now developed a unique, and quality product, that still excites me!
I have my own stall, and mainly sell retail at 'alternative' music festivals here in the UK, and I also sell wholesale to shops...
- Born on April 29
- Joined February 9, 2010