Hello - I'm Annabel, a designer-maker from the UK.
The name Tinkan Designs - is a play on the words 'tinker', and 'tin can'', plus my nickname - Tinkerbel and my initials - A.N.
I discovered the 'beauty' of the humble ring pull about 6 years ago and it continues to amaze me how many designs and patterns can be created with just ring pulls, washers, and rivets!
Minimum waste is always my aim, and I now use every part of the can, in some way or another, and also any by-products from consumables I use, wherever I can.
My designs are unique, and 100% handmade by me!
I also do a festival stall, showcasing not just my own work, but other UK designer/makers who create quality goods from recycled or upcycled materials.
I also run a fun metalworking workshop at the festivals, alongside the stall. Enabling people to learn some basic metalworking skills, look at waste materials differently, exercise…
- Born on April 29
- Joined February 9, 2010