Journey With Me

Ryde, United Kingdom

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About MaxineClarkArts

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On Etsy since 2011

Friendship Bracelets to a Masters in Design Craft, do what you love!

In 2010 at the age of 19 I finally decided that I wanted the cool bracelets that everyone was wearing 10 years earlier! With the help of YouTube I learnt how to make Friendship Bracelets and suddenly I had hundreds of them and it's not as cool to wear them as you turn 20... apparently.

I then moved from the Isle of Wight to a small farming village south of Lincoln where the internet was pants and I had nothing to do, so I decided to start my own business and branch out from Friendship Bracelets to working with wire, what's the worst that could happen? Paperwork is the answer to that.
I did quite well considering I had no experience and would really recommend just 'giving it a go' when you really feel passionate about something. Thankfully I had someone to drive me places and I took part in fayres/fairs and markets across the county.

At the start of 2011 I decided I wanted to study this profession, study Silversmithing or Goldsmithing, or specialise in a material - I loved the idea of glass - and with my measly UCAS points I applied to many Universitys, the foundation degrees of course.
The Government elected in 2010 had just taken hold, and budget cuts to Universitys across the United Kingdom were in full force, the foundation degrees of the Universitys that I had applied to were now cancelled.

I tried again in 2012 and ended up studying a foundation degree in Three Dimensional Design, I still loved the idea of silversmithing and specialised in Jewellery there and even taught Copper working workshops to lower years.
Which material did I end up working in the most? Paper.

With my Foundation Degree in hand I decided now that I finally had enough UCAS points to go and study Silversmithing! But I ended up at the University of Hertfordshire studying Applied Arts instead, I worked with Wood and Glass and created a collection of Contemporary Jewellery. I definitely didn't see that coming.

Now I have been accepted onto a Masters of Design Craft back at the University of Hertfordshire, and for the next two years (studying part-time) I wish to experiment more with glass, wood, textiles and other materials to create Jewellery that really reflects this journey I've undertaken.. and maybe I'll learn a bit of silversmithing along the way!

The pieces for sale in this shop are fragments of this journey, pieces of the puzzle that is me figuring out where I belong in the creative world.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 10, 2015
Welcome to Clark Arts.
I strive to make Jewellery that is of fantastic quality and is perfect for you.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I will happily take responsibility and replace ,exchange or refund broken/damaged items and items lost in the post within two weeks if adequate proof is given.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries with your item. I will do my utmost to resolve any problems.
Thank you.
I accept the payment methods supported by Etsy. However I cannot accept postal orders or cheques at present.

Please make your payment as soon as you can, I understand you may have things to do - so don't worry about doing this straight away. I will send you a friendly reminder after 48hrs.

If you wish to cancel your order please send me an email at maxine [!at] or contact me through Etsy.

If you have paid, then your money will be refunded once the item is sent back to me in the condition it was posted in.
UK - Your item will be posted 1st Class (Royal Mail) within a 3 days. Please allow up to a week for your item to be delivered. Proof of posting will be acquired.

Overseas - Your item will be posted using Airmail (Royal Mail) within 3 days. Please allow a week for your item to be delivered after posting. Proof of posting will be acquired. **NO INSURANCE OR TRACKING AVAILABLE**

- All times noted do not include weekends and holidays
- Royal mail covers for up to £46 compensation if the item is lost, if you wish to pay extra for an insured (up to £100) parcel please let me know.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders - If you wish to discuss a bespoke piece, please contact me through Etsy, or at through my website and navigate to the 'Contact Me' page.