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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…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 29
  • Joined February 9, 2010

Favorite materials

ring pulls, scrap steel, aluminium, rubber, rivets, found plastic

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About

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 their creativity, and take something home, that is not some disposable rubbish!

I can do commissions, and do make larger metal stuff such as trivets, fireguards, and garden sculptures.

I do sell my jewellery wholesale to shops, including the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Please visit my facebook page:
www.facebook.com/tinkandesigns

Or my website:
www.tinkandesigns.co.uk

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