CGCraftsUK

Vitreous enamel & silver jewellery. Original art cards

Colchester, England

Announcement    My passion lies in teaching but I also enjoy creating beautiful and unique jewellery and cards.

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Last updated on 27 Nov, 2020

My passion lies in teaching but I also enjoy creating beautiful and unique jewellery and cards.

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Toni Marie Peers

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Toni Marie Peers

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On Etsy since 2014

Creativity is good for the soul

I am a maker and a teacher. I spend my time honing my skills to make unique jewellery and cards as well as increasing the depth of skills I have to pass on to my students. My silver jewellery is unique and also eco friendly having been made from recycled silver. I try to be as eco friendly as I can given the materials that I use. My packaging is made from recycled card and biodegradable plastic and I use lead-free enamels.
I discovered my passion for teaching when I taught I.T in Bristol, some of the students were trying to come to terms with computing; with the aim of getting back into the workplace, and I found that I had great patience for anyone who wanted to learn, I also celebrated the challenge of getting a difficult student to convert! Anyway, the I.T led to me working in a fabulous Scrapstore; in Wiltshire, as Assistant Manager. We were lucky enough to have funding for a training room, so I turned my teaching skills to teaching crafts...anything to give people creative ideas on what to do with the scrap in our scrapstore.
Around 15 years ago we moved from Wiltshire to Essex and that is when CG Crafts began in earnest. I sought venues to teach my growing skills in Encaustic Art, and Enamelling. I also displayed my work to the Guild of Essex Craftsmen, where I passed the selection committee and became a member, which meant I had a venue to sell my work, rather than dismal local craft fairs. I have since tried several outlets for selling but real shops always come with certain problems that I feel a virtual shop does not...dusting for one!
Over the last 15 years I have added to my craft skills and now teach; Enamelling, Encaustic Art, Feltmaking, Flamework and Silver Clay - the unifying link (just about) is heat. So now I have even more handcrafted items to sell as well as teaching people how to do the crafts I love so much. I'm really proud of the skills I have picked up during my PMC certification - enabling me to really put the shine on my recycled silver pieces. I have also really enjoyed developing my art skills to incorporate Encaustic art with watercolour to create truly unique greetings cards. Enjoy and thanks for reading. Toni

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  • Toni Peers

    Owner, Creator, Craft Tutor

    My passion is teaching crafts and my students tell me I am quite good at it...it's a mixture of passing on things discovered with a little bit of stand up comedy! Etsy is a great outlet for all the things I make! Class info at www.cgcrafts.co.uk

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Last updated on 19 January, 2016
Welcome to Curly Girly Crafts, home to my handcrafted items. I love to make from scratch especially things like my felt and glass beads. I am a craft tutor, so if you'd like to learn more about the processes behind my work take a look at my website www.curly-girly.co.uk, you might even want to book on a class, I'd love to teach you! Toni x

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Full refunds if lost or damaged - please provide evidence of damage so that I can review my delivery options if needed. Losses will be claimed from courier so may take a little time.
Payment
Payment by paypal or cheque (please contact me for more info toni [!at] curly-girly.co.uk). Items paid by cheque will be posted as soon as the cheque clears.
Delivery
Unless an items is being made to order I will endeavour to post out within 2 working days.