TheArtisanDuck

Handmade cards, jewellery and crafting accessories.

Nottingham, United Kingdom | 84 Sales

TheArtisanDuck

Handmade cards, jewellery and crafting accessories.

Nottingham, United Kingdom 84 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (22)

Announcement   New on trend leopard print jewellery just added. New Christmas decorations coming soon as well as new jewellery.

The Artisan Duck can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. I also ramble on in my blog www.hannahbananacrafts.wordpress.com

I hope you enjoy looking through my shop.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 30, 2018

New on trend leopard print jewellery just added. New Christmas decorations coming soon as well as new jewellery.

The Artisan Duck can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. I also ramble on in my blog www.hannahbananacrafts.wordpress.com

I hope you enjoy looking through my shop.

Hannah Walker

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Hannah Walker

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About

Crafting the days away in the corner of my dining room. I am happiest when surrounded by polymer clay, beads and my family.

Hello,

My name is Hannah or The Artisan Duck! I live in Nottingham, England with my husband, two children and a very cheeky rescue cat called Shadow.

From a young age I enjoyed crafting whether it be drawing with crayons or playing with play-doh. As I got older and life got in the way I lost touch with my creative side and spent time focussing on my job as split site manager for a jewellery company. After being made redundant I found myself needing something to do whilst looking for a job - a quick visit to a craft shop had me hooked on card making. From there my love of crafting kept on growing and after a while I found myself looking longingly at all the pretty beads in the craft shop, wishing I knew what to do with them. Before long my bead stash grew and grew (and is still growing!)

I am now fortunate enough to be able so stay home to raise my two children. I have taken over a corner of our dining room and filled it with paper, paints, beads and polymer clay. I have recently rediscovered my passion for drawing and painting and spend many a happy evening sat at my craft desk.

I have made jewellery for years and, whilst my children were very little, started blogging about my various makes. From there I began selling locally (otherwise I would have far more jewellery than I could possibly wear!) and then I opened my Etsy shop in 2016.

All my polymer clay items are made by hand and I love to make my cute animal keyrings as much as I do pretty beads and pendants. I adore to learn new techniques and have far more ideas at any one time than I can possibly make. Each item made from polymer clay goes through many stages in its process. Time and care is given to each one whether it is softening the clay, forming clay canes to making sure the eyes on an elephant are the same. I am a perfectionist and try to ensure that all my items are finished to a high standard.

The other method of jewellery making I enjoy is called bead weaving. This is where beads are hand sewn together using a strong beading thread to create beautiful patterns. I love to make up my own patterns and could honestly spend hours playing with beads and thread. I always ensure that the stitching is reinforced and knotted securely and use a strong beading thread to make sure that my pieces are as durable as they are pretty.

With both methods of jewellery making I can guarantee I will continue to design exciting new items; I am always thinking of new colour combinations, new patterns and learning new techniques.

I may not always follow the latest fashions but my aim is to make pretty, fun and unique pieces of jewellery that can be worn time after time and make you feel fantastic each time you wear them.

I hope you like my items and come with me on my Etsy journey.

Hannah

Shop members

  • Hannah Walker

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Owner, designer and maker at The Artisan Duck. I spend days dreaming up new pretty jewellery ideas and making them a reality.

Production partners

  • A Printing Shop

    Nottingham, England

    I make the artwork and scan it. This image is then sent to the printing shop where the image in printed onto a greeting card. This ensures a higher quality of printing.

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