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I'm Sally and I design and make acrylic jewelry when I don't have to be at my real job. I like to use bright colours and multiple layers of acrylic to make bright, unique jewelry with a retro feel.

I live in Glasgow with my flatmate Ali. I like shiny things, comics, jumble sales, party rings, dinosaurs, making a mess, tartan shirts, robots, videogames, handstands and a really good cup of tea.

I design my jewelry myself, firstly scribbling my ideas onto paper then turning my favourite ones into vectors using Inkscape. I then send these designs to be lasercut from bright 3mm acrylic sheets. When my newly cut shapes arrive I then glue the pieces together to form the final piece. Sometimes they don't quite work the first (or second, or even third!) time and I have to alter the vector drawing and have it re-cut. It's a great…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 27
  • Joined December 15, 2006

Favorite materials

acrylic, plastic, beads, perspex, fabric, ribbon

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About

I'm Sally and I design and make acrylic jewelry when I don't have to be at my real job. I like to use bright colours and multiple layers of acrylic to make bright, unique jewelry with a retro feel.

I live in Glasgow with my flatmate Ali. I like shiny things, comics, jumble sales, party rings, dinosaurs, making a mess, tartan shirts, robots, videogames, handstands and a really good cup of tea.

I design my jewelry myself, firstly scribbling my ideas onto paper then turning my favourite ones into vectors using Inkscape. I then send these designs to be lasercut from bright 3mm acrylic sheets. When my newly cut shapes arrive I then glue the pieces together to form the final piece. Sometimes they don't quite work the first (or second, or even third!) time and I have to alter the vector drawing and have it re-cut. It's a great feeling when it all comes together though!

Blog: http://handoveryourfairycakes.blogspot.co.uk/
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