ALittleTrinket

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

Chichester, England 359 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (60)

ALittleTrinket

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

Chichester, England | 359 Sales

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Announcement    Unique jewellery (and more) made using traditional metal smithing and lampworking (melting glass) techniques combined with modern innovations including anodised aluminium and precious metal clay.

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Last updated on 09 Dec, 2018

Unique jewellery (and more) made using traditional metal smithing and lampworking (melting glass) techniques combined with modern innovations including anodised aluminium and precious metal clay.

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I've added some new items from my Harmony Collection to my Etsy shop. Not only are there these cute little heart earrings but also choker style necklaces and long drop earrings in the same six pastel frosted shades.
I've just added some more murrini to the A Little Trinket shop. My regulars may notice a price change but, don't panic, I've DOUBLED the number of murrini you get in each pack without doubling the price!
I've just added the Emily Necklaces from my Harmony Collection to the Etsy shop. Each one features a handmade, frosted glass bead on a sterling silver chain- simple but elegant.
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Video summary: I really do make each glass bead myself! I melt glass rods in a gas flame and shape the beads. The decoration is added in the flame too, here you can see me putting white dots on to a blue bead.

Colourful and 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 individuals 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 metalsmithing and lampwork (I know, the Egyptians 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.

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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 24 Jan, 2019
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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!

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