Here we are again with another Handmade Artists' Forum blogring feature artisan. This week our featured artisan is Robin aka helenapuck aka Snips and Snails.
Robin is a very talented and eclectic artisan. Like me, she doesnt settle to just one technique or media. In Snips and Snails - her Etsy shop - you will find like of interesting pieces of jewellery created with different techniques. There are wire wrapped pieces, cross stitched pieces and altered art style pieces.
Robin has been doing cross stitch for six years, including designing patterns for five of those years, and she includes cross stitched designs in some of her jewellery creations. Having done cross stitch myself for many years, including a little bit of design work, I know how time consuming it can be and the skill required to get a great finish. Not to mention the fact she has small children, which present their own challenges to creation.