SquintyStuff

Unwanted & unloved stuff recycled into lovely new stuff

Glasgow, United Kingdom · 195 Sales

SquintyStuff

Unwanted & unloved stuff recycled into lovely new stuff

Glasgow, United Kingdom 195 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome! I make fun and unique jewellery, accessories and cards for geeks and gamers by recycling old bits and pieces into fun new things.

I recycle, repurpose and upcycle as much as possible. I want to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and have a business that is sustainable and doesn't create much waste. Even the gift bags, bubble wrap and tissue paper I use are reused as much as possible. Custom orders appreciated, just get in touch!

I have a love of the geeky side of life, especially sci-fi, fantasy and horror shows, books and films. Also computer games like Pokemon and Mario, and Unicorns, Dragons and Superheroes (and Villains!)

I post worldwide, postage starts at £2, depending on where in the world the item is going to, and how much it weighs. PLEASE MESSAGE ME BEFORE BUYING IF YOU ARE OUTWITH THE UK AND I WILL ADJUST THE GENERIC POSTAGE PRICES TO SUIT YOUR PURCHASE.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 1, 2016

Welcome! I make fun and unique jewellery, accessories and cards for geeks and gamers by recycling old bits and pieces into fun new things.

I recycle, repurpose and upcycle as much as possible. I want to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and have a business that is sustainable and doesn't create much waste. Even the gift bags, bubble wrap and tissue paper I use are reused as much as possible. Custom orders appreciated, just get in touch!

I have a love of the geeky side of life, especially sci-fi, fantasy and horror shows, books and films. Also computer games like Pokemon and Mario, and Unicorns, Dragons and Superheroes (and Villains!)

I post worldwide, postage starts at £2, depending on where in the world the item is going to, and how much it weighs. PLEASE MESSAGE ME BEFORE BUYING IF YOU ARE OUTWITH THE UK AND I WILL ADJUST THE GENERIC POSTAGE PRICES TO SUIT YOUR PURCHASE.

Lynne McNicol

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Lynne McNicol

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Updates

Lots of new goodies coming to the shop next week. The cat and fox are already listed, the horse has sold!

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About

Gradually turning a hobby into a business...

After I was made redundant from a job in a book shop I decided to try and turn a long standing hobby into a more serious 'job'! I came up with the name and logo pretty quickly, and had a friend realise the concept for me. I was always re-using old jewellery so I decided that I would continue to do so, and use mostly recycled components. This involves fun days out wandering around charity shops with friends, searching beaches for pottery and glass or being given old and broken jewellery to use. I try and reuse or recycle as much as possible and many of the items I create are totally unique, one off pieces. After focusing mostly on jewellery I have started expanding out into greetings cards, fridge magnets and hopefully soon, small bags and purses.

In January 2016 I took the decision to become more serious about Squinty. I have moved all my equipment and supplies out of my house into a studio that I share with three other Etsy sellers! We are all part of the Glasgow Etsy Team, I am a team leader and one of my studio mates is the team captain! If you are an Etsy seller that lives in Glasgow or surrounding areas then please come join us: https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/8931/glasgow-etsy-team

I am hoping 2016 will be the year that I can quit working for other people and realise my dream of being self-employed. With the help of you lovely members of the public I can do this! Even buying just one small item from me can help! If my stuff is not your style then consider buying for a friend, or check out all my talented and lovely team mates :)

Shop members

  • Lynne McNicol

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Squinty Stuff came into being when I was made redundant at Xmas 2009. I had been making jewellery for about 10 years for myself and friends, but it was an occasional hobby. Now I've always got a few projects on the go, and a head full of ideas!

Local

Find SquintyStuff at the following upcoming market!

  • Hidden Lane Saturdays
    The Hidden Lane
    1103 Argyle Street
    GLASGOW

    Jun 24–Sep 30

    PRIZES! DISCOUNTS! FIZZ! TREATS! AND TONS MORE! More than 20 shops, studios and the Hidden Lane Tearoom open from 12-5pm every Saturday until the 30th of September 2017. FREE! BRING THE KIDS! Can't make it down on a saturday? Love the lane so much you want to keep coming back? There are loads of studios open other days of the week too! Have a look at the list of them here: http://www.thehiddenlaneglasgow.com/visit-the-hidden-lane/businesses/open-studios-and-businesses/

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Most items in my shop are unique, one off pieces. They are all hand made by myself by recycling old jewellery, toys and other random things! Custom orders appreciated, just get in touch with your ideas. I will do my best to get everything sorted via conversation before I make your item, however if it is not right when it arrives please contact me asap.

For hygiene reasons, earrings cannot be refunded unless faulty upon arrival. In the event a refund may be necessary, each case will be looked at individually.