Author Archives: DawnGillDesigns

About DawnGillDesigns

Finally able to make stuff and get paid for it!!! How cool is this?! Find me and my shinies on www.DawnGillDesigns.com and as @DawnGillDesigns on social media

ScrapHappy April 2022

Remember this? Reusing old nails and champagne corks for setting tools? Well. I’ve found an even less effortful and scraphappy adapation*. This time I just sawed the end off an old toothbrsh – one of the flexible and soft plastic … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy March 2022

A very brief and simple #ScrapHappy this month. I love my mitre vise beyond measure and I bought the best I could afford back in 2017, but it’s not the best there is. As a result of my near constant … Continue reading

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How did I do that? – making end caps for snake chain

Snake chain (so named because of the way it flexes) requires a wrapping at the end when itโ€™s been cut, into which one would attach the components (known as findings) used to connect the clasp. These are commercially available, but … Continue reading

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How did I do that? ScrapHappy February 2022 – Budleigh Pebbles

I’m always looking for ways to reuse my scrap / offcuts of silver, as you’ll know, there are invariably some pieces left when sawing out a shape, or trimming a wire, and there are only so many times I can … Continue reading

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Well, this is exciting

Last week as a result of one of those ‘ contact us’ questionnaires in The Guardian, I was interviewed, and today it was published. Here’s the link :The Guardian Cost of Living Crisis 01/02/22 That’s it for today’s blog entry!! … Continue reading

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