LovespangleDesigns

Keepsakes and curios, handcrafted in Northumberland

Hexham, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2016

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

LovespangleDesigns

Keepsakes and curios, handcrafted in Northumberland

Hexham, United Kingdom | 373 Sales

Announcement    Coming up...a range of beautiful silk and lace packs for doll dressmaking and other craft projects.
Prepare to be inspired!!
Are you a vintage fan like me? Stock in my vintage section is always changing...with new items added whenever I find something pretty.
Also, more artwork and mixed media pieces to come. Original, one of a kind designs are always being added as they are finished - watch this space!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 7, 2021

Coming up...a range of beautiful silk and lace packs for doll dressmaking and other craft projects.
Prepare to be inspired!!
Are you a vintage fan like me? Stock in my vintage section is always changing...with new items added whenever I find something pretty.
Also, more artwork and mixed media pieces to come. Original, one of a kind designs are always being added as they are finished - watch this space!

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About LovespangleDesigns

Sales 373
On Etsy since 2016

Creating beautiful and unusual pieces to make you smile.

Hello there and welcome to my Etsy shop!

Please come in and take a look around, it's going to take a while to fill the shelves but I'm working on it.

About me...

This Etsy shop has been my secret dream for such a long time, it is a pleasure to finally be here. I started out on a very different path, with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Toxicology and Molecular Genetics!

Research work is surprisingly similar to craft and design though - it involves creativity; patience; dexterity; long hours; lots of frustrations; mistakes and countless cups of tea...I worked initially in industry and then into medical research- mainly genetic disorders such as breast and colon cancer, but also rarer neurological diseases.

I then went back to university and studied medicine, so my last job was working as an AMAU doctor in a busy hospital. Unfortunately, fate had other plans and I was diagnosed with an ovarian tumour 😢 [slight aside here...the symptoms were so easy to ignore, even for a medic - please quickly read them up and keep them at the back of your mind for yourself or your loved ones]

At this point, I decided life was too short and that I should follow my dream instead (why do we always wait too long / worry what others will think?) Anyway, here I am, with this crazy little shop!

I first decided to go on a new course because I have always loved wood...so I studied to qualify as a woodsmith. I converted part of the garage into a workshop and I have since made lots of crooks, boxes and even a classical guitar.

I had intended for LovespangleDesigns to be just wooden items, but as usual, nothing goes to plan and instead I am making anything that comes to mind. Consequently, there is no particular theme to the shop - it's simply filled with things that I like 💕

I often get sidetracked by other projects - mainly requests for friends...such as a shrunken head in a bottle (don't ask), steampunk accessories or a full size Neytiri from Avatar. So, who knows what might appear on the shelves!!

I'm always interested in requests and ideas. Part of the fun of Etsy is to be part of such a creative community, please keep popping in to see what I'm up to and send me a message if you want to - it would be lovely to hear from people.

Thanks and remember to try and enjoy the journey.
Denise x

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  • Denise Brown

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