ALittleTrinket

Jewellery, beads, marbles & more, handmade in the UK

Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom · 141 Sales

ALittleTrinket

Jewellery, beads, marbles & more, handmade in the UK

Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom 141 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Unique jewellery (and more) made using traditional silversmithing and lampworking techniques combined with modern innovations including anodised aluminium and polymer clay.

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Last updated on Jan 3, 2017

Unique jewellery (and more) made using traditional silversmithing and lampworking techniques combined with modern innovations including anodised aluminium and polymer clay.

Anna

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Anna

Handmade Glass Marble - Frit Swirled 20-22mm
$11.93
Striped Seed Pod Earrings in Anodised Aluminium
$26.44
Peacock Feather Brooch in Anodised Aluminium
$33.07
Peacock Feather Earrings in Anodised Aluminium
$26.44
Handmade Glass Marble - Marbled! 20-22mm
$11.93
Orange Daisy Earrings in Anodised Aluminium
$26.44
Glass Acorn Lampwork Bead or Charm - Green
$5.97
Glass Acorn Lampwork Bead or Charm
$5.97
Burgundy and Gold Damask Anodised Aluminium Cuff
$19.88
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It's not just the beginning of the month, it's the beginning of a whole new year! Either way it's time to release some more handmade marbles especially for the World's Biggest Marble Hunt (www.worldsbiggestmarblehunt.com) There are only 12 available...

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The first of the month has come around again so my Lucky Dip marbles have been restocked with another 12 handmade glass marbles. Perfect for the World's Biggest Marble Hunt (www.worldsbiggestmarblehunt.com if you'd like to find out more)

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My Lucky Dip marbles (for the World's Biggest Marble Hunt) are out of stock until the beginning of the month update, however these "Marbled Marbles" are new in my store and available now.

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Handmade Glass Marble - Marbled! 20-22mm
$11.93
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About

Jewellery, handmade because I love it, for sale because I can't keep it all!

I am a British craftswoman combining traditional techniques with modern materials to create unique accessories for fun loving ladies looking for a cheerful splash of colour in ‘A Little Trinket’.

And not just jewellery either but the one theme you will notice is colour. I'm drawn to colour like a magpie to shiny things. Working with glass and anodised aluminium allows me to add vibrant shades to jewellery (and other items). All my pieces are intended to bring a pop of joyful colour to the wearer and a smile to the face of everyone she meets. I combine traditional (even ancient) skills like silversmithing and lampwork (I know, the Eygyptians didn't have bottled propane but otherwise, little has changed) with more modern innovations such as anodised aluminium and polymer clay. I'm not adverse to shiny either so you will see a bit of silver in the mix too.

Everything you see in the A Little Trinket store was hand crafted by me, often from sheet metal, wire or glass rods, you won't find many mass produced findings here!

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  • Anna

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Some people are drawn to shiny things, for me its colour. That's why I love working with glass, anodised aluminium, polymer clay, even fordite! If you browse around A Little Trinket, you'll see what I mean (there's some shiny silver in there too...)

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Last updated on Nov 26, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

I am happy to discuss wholesale availability with you, just drop me a line and we'll start chatting

Custom and personalised orders

I'd love to create something unique especially for you. Just get in touch and we can discuss the options.

What is Niobium?

Niobium is an element (formerly known as Colombium) which can be anodised, and therefore coloured, just like Aluminium. It is light and strong which is important for jewellery but possibly more important is that it is hypoallergenic. This makes it suitable for those with sensitivity to other metals.

What is anodised Aluminium?

Aluminium (or Aluminum if you prefer) can be anodised by submerging it in acid and subjecting to an electrical current. This results in a microscopic, almost honeycomb surface. Colour added to that surface is sealing into the chambers with heat and the result is permanently coloured metal - The colours you see on my anodised Aluminium cannot wash or rub off.
Aluminium is extremely light which makes is perfect for comfortable jewellery. It cannot be soldered, like Silver for example, so you will find items like my Pansy Stud earrings can be separated into the studs (Sterling Silver or Niobium) and the anodised Aluminium flower. This means you can wear the studs alone if you wish - two pairs for the price of one!