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Who we are

Posted on 29 May, 2017 at 8:35 Comments comments (0)

One of the hardest things we found when setting up our online shop was introducing ourselves.   So a friend gave us some questions she thought you would like to know the answers to.


First of all Andrea, the driving force behind this business.


What is your name and what if any is your nick name?

Andrea Warnock, no nick name.

How long have you been making jewellery, and why did you start?

I have been making jewellery for around 15 years, I am a self taught silversmith I also love working with copper ... It began as a hobby mainly using copper as a way of relaxing from my work as a foster carer.

When did you start using precious metal and gem stones?

I have been working with other metals, gemstones and sea glass for some time

What inspires you and your designs?

I take my inspiration from the coast, beach and sea we beachcombe daily.  Our finds, including sea glass and drifwood, we make into beautiful things for the shop.

What is the maddest thing you have ever made?

Maddest thing .......... A driftwood sausage dog.

What is your favourite medium and why?

Silver there are so many ways to work it I love to take a blank bar of silver and shape it in to something beautiful

Where are you from and what bought you to Cleethorpes?

I hale from Sheffield and have always wanted to end up in Cleethorpes here I am I love it.

Who is Flossy?

Flossy is our jack russel parsons terrier I found her on a website called pre loved.. at the age of 5 years.   She spends all her time with us including coming to the beach and shop each day.

Do you have other hobbies or interests, what are they?

other hobbys .... beachcombing

If you were not a silversmith what would you be?

if not a silversmith ....i would love to run a seagull hospital


Next it is the turn of John, Andreas other half and Whitby Jet Carver.


What is your name and what if any is your nick name?

John Warnock, no nickname

How long have you been making jewellery, and why did you start?

I have been learning from my wife for some years now, I taught myself to carve, polish and shape whitby jet. I have been able to work wood and have always been interested in and good at art. So meeting Andrea inspired me to use my artistic skills in making jewellery

What is the maddest thing you have ever made?

maddest thing ... A whitby jet foot lol

What is your favourite medium and why?

Whitby jet I love collecting it in its raw form ..hand carving it in to a piece of stunning jewellery adding silver to inhance it.

Where are you from and what bought you to Cleethorpes?

Born and bred in Cleethorpes

Who is Flossy?

Flossy is our jack russel and is our champion beachcomber

Do you have other hobbies or interests, what are they?

I am a biker I love maintaning and riding my Aprilia 1000

If you were not a silversmith what would you be?

Be a motor cycle restorer


Another important team member is Flossy, her questions were a little different.


What is your name?

Flossy

What is your role in the business?

I am there to keep my humans company and meet and great all dog loving customers, i visit all the other shops near us regulatory to pick up my daily fuss and treats

Your absolute favourite thing to do is?

Beachcombing

And the very worst thing?

loosing my ball





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