ABScraft

“Stunning creations made from recycled materials.”

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Each piece is made by hand by me in the UK.

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  • COPPER, LILAC & GREEN DISC RING WITH RECYCLED METALS

    COPPER, LILAC & GREEN DISC ...

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    £22.00

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  • Domed beaded shield earrings WITH RECYCLED METALS

    Domed beaded shield earring...

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    £28.00

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  • Curved Hair-clasp of recycled materials

    Curved Hair-clasp of recycl...

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    £26.00

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  • Stainless steel origami earrings (pair)

    Stainless steel origami ear...

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    £10.00

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  • Stainless steel wire wrapped large hairclasp

    Stainless steel wire wrappe...

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    £10.00

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  • NYC Coiled Tottie Pot

    NYC Coiled Tottie Pot

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    £28.00

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  • Frilled Tottie pot with bells on

    Frilled Tottie pot with bel...

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    £32.00

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  • Oval wrapped Hair-clasp of recycled materials

    Oval wrapped Hair-clasp of ...

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    £26.00

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  • COPPER, PINK & GREEN RING WITH RECYCLED METALS- Puff jewel ring

    COPPER, PINK & GREEN RING W...

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    £20.00

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  • Heart earrings made from a repurposed red exercise ball & wire with niobium hook

    Heart earrings made from a ...

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    £24.00

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  • Heart earrings made from a red exercise ball & wire with stainless steel hooks

    Heart earrings made from a ...

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    £26.00

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  • Heart and button adjustable bracelet from recycled materials

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    £32.00

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  • Large red rubber and wire heart pendant from recycled materials

    Large red rubber and wire h...

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    £28.00

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  • Large red rubber and wire heart pendant from recycled materials

    Large red rubber and wire h...

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    £28.00

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  • Medium red rubber and wire heart pendant from recycled materials

    Medium red rubber and wire ...

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    £28.00

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  • Large oval hair-clasp of recycled materials

    Large oval hair-clasp of re...

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    £28.00

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  • Blue edged red rubber and wire heart pendant from recycled materials

    Blue edged red rubber and w...

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    £28.00

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  • Stitched washer pendant from recycled and found materials

    Stitched washer pendant fro...

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    £24.00

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  • Turquoise edged red rubber and wire heart pendant from recycled materials

    Turquoise edged red rubber ...

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    £28.00

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  • Painted button pendant from recycled and found materials

    Painted button pendant from...

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    £24.00

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  • Disc pendant from recycled and found materials

    Disc pendant from recycled ...

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    £24.00

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  • Domed Circle Brooch - inspired by Kandinsky

    Domed Circle Brooch - inspi...

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    £28.00

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  • Large flat circle Brooch - inspired by Kandinsky

    Large flat circle Brooch - ...

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    £28.00

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  • Helter skelter pot from recycled materials by ABScraft

    Helter skelter pot from rec...

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    £32.00

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  • Reversible pendant from recycled and found materials

    Reversible pendant from rec...

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    £24.00

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  • Collectable Commemorative Rosette for Women - Purple, green and white brooch

    Collectable Commemorative R...

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    £52.00

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  • Collectable Commemorative Rosette for Women - white and copper swirls

    Collectable Commemorative R...

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    £52.00

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  • Collectable Commemorative Rosette for Women - white  central swirl

    Collectable Commemorative R...

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    £52.00

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  • Collectable Commemorative Rosette for Women

    Collectable Commemorative R...

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    £52.00

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  • Collectable Commemorative Rosette for Women  - vintage buttons

    Collectable Commemorative R...

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    £52.00

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  • Collectable Commemorative Rosette for Women

    Collectable Commemorative R...

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    £52.00

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  • Matching set - earrings and pendant & brooch

    Matching set - earrings and...

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    £52.00

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  • Matching set - earrings with pendant & brooch

    Matching set - earrings wit...

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    £56.00

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  • Pentagon Circle Square Brooch

    Pentagon Circle Square Brooch

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    £28.00

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  • Stamen pot made from recycled materials

    Stamen pot made from recycl...

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    £70.00

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  • Fluted pot from recycled materials by ABScraft

    Fluted pot from recycled ma...

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    £32.00

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  • Yellow edged vessel from recycled materials by ABScraft

    Yellow edged vessel from re...

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    £32.00

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  • Belly pot from recycled materials by ABScraft

    Belly pot from recycled mat...

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    £32.00

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  • Coil pot with Disc and button from recycled metals and plastics

    Coil pot with Disc and butt...

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    £28.00

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  • Blue pot from recycled materials

    Blue pot from recycled mate...

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    £28.00

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  • Cartwheel basket made from recycled materials

    Cartwheel basket made from ...

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    £70.00

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  • Reversible component and Washer Pendant

    Reversible component and Wa...

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    £30.00

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  • Heart pendant with red rubber

    Heart pendant with red rubber

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    £28.00

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  • Butterfly pink mirror

    Butterfly pink mirror

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    £38.00

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  • Framed Angel girl

    Framed Angel girl

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    £28.00

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  • Framed Angel girl

    Framed Angel girl

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    £22.00

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  • Framed girl

    Framed girl

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    £28.00

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  • Framed girl

    Framed girl

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    £32.00

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  • Framed 3d flowers assemblage

    Framed 3d flowers assemblage

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    £68.00

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  • Domed Circle Brooch - inspired by Kandinsky

    Domed Circle Brooch - inspi...

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    £28.00

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  • Large Oval Brooch from recycled objects

    Large Oval Brooch from recy...

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    £28.00

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  • Petaled Brooch from recycled materials

    Petaled Brooch from recycle...

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    £28.50

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  • Sloppy Circle Brooch - inspired by Kandinsky

    Sloppy Circle Brooch - insp...

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    £26.00

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  • Sceptre Brooch from repurposed and recycled materials

    Sceptre Brooch from repurpo...

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    £26.00

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  • Heart pendant of recycled materials

    Heart pendant of recycled m...

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    £32.00

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  • Dangly heart earrings of recycled materials

    Dangly heart earrings of re...

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    £32.00

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  • Recycled circle brooch

    Recycled circle brooch

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    £28.00

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  • Large Recycled brooch

    Large Recycled brooch

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    £28.00

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  • Circle recycled brooch

    Circle recycled brooch

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    £26.00

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  • Celtic Orb recycled brooch

    Celtic Orb recycled brooch

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    £28.00

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About ABScraft

ABScraft

Repurposing creatively into intricate treasured pieces

My work is definitely a by-product of the 21st century & I have been described as a 'techno -cannibal' by BBC journalist Clare English. My career has spanned 3 decades and three different countries since leaving Edinburgh College of Art in 1990. The motivation behind my work comes from being the child of post war parents, Scottish thriftiness and an avid watcher of Blue Peter! My need to re-use, re-develop and re-create can be seen in my use of ordinary materials in my creations.

Although my training was initially in jewellery and silver-smithing, I have crossed over successfully into the world of textiles, costume and fashion (I have won several awards including Scottish Fashion Designer of the Year, Recycling Fashion Designer of the Year and various awards for Fibre in North America and Australasia).

A staple ingredient in my work is wire that I reclaim from old televisions, the older the better. I've found over a hundred different colours and hues of copper and aluminium wire. It takes me about an hour to gut a television salvaging all that I can use and about 3 days to re-create it into a hat. The first hat took me months to do and is now in the National Museums of Scotland Collection (they also have my first pair of shoes and a hatpin). Lately though, due to the rate of development in technology, I've found it harder to find the old television sets and have had to resort to buying various colours of wire! There is always a high component of re-used materials in my work - whether it is re-using charity shop finds or sweetie wrappers to get the right colour. I have become increasingly aware of how wasteful our society is becoming.

My pieces are in museum collections & private collections around the world. My work ranges from small earrings to large sculptures and I am more than happy to work to create a commission especially for you. Please feel free to request any work from my images on social media, I can let you know if they are available or if I have anything similar.

Alison Bailey Smith
BA Hons Jewellery, Dip Des www.abscraft.com