ABScraft

“Stunning creations made from recycled materials.”

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Re-purposed, re-imagined
Jewellery and objects made by award winning eco-artist, jeweller - Alison Bailey Smith, based in Wellington Road Studios, unit 2, 28a Wellington Road, Birkenhead, CH43 2JE

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  • Small hairclasp with blue wire

    Small hairclasp with blue wire

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    £24.00

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  • Purple and copper wire hoops

    Purple and copper wire hoops

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    £52.00

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  • Wire lapel pin

    Wire lapel pin

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    £24.00

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  • Red edged recycled cufflinks - sustainable jewellery

    Red edged recycled cufflink...

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    £26.00

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  • Wire disc earrings

    Wire disc earrings

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    £28.00

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  • Fluted recycled bangle  - sustainable jewellery

    Fluted recycled bangle - s...

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    £68.00

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  • Uber large Hedgerow Brooch - eco

    Uber large Hedgerow Brooch ...

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    £180.00

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  • Sparkle heart brooch - sustainable jewellery

    Sparkle heart brooch - sust...

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    £36.00

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  • Shield recycled brooch  - sustainable jewellery

    Shield recycled brooch - s...

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    £36.00

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  • Domed Circle Brooch - sustainable jewellery

    Domed Circle Brooch - susta...

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    £36.00

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  • Banner Brooch - sustainable jewellery

    Banner Brooch - sustainable...

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    £32.00

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  • Frilled Rosette Brooch - sustainable jewellery

    Frilled Rosette Brooch - su...

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    £36.00

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  • Teardrop drop earrings

    Teardrop drop earrings

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    £28.00

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  • Stainless steel origami earrings (pair)

    Stainless steel origami ear...

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    £16.50

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  • Stainless steel wire wrapped large hairclasp

    Stainless steel wire wrappe...

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    £16.50

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  • Rhodium Plated locket with recycled wire

    Rhodium Plated locket with ...

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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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    £36.00

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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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    £36.00

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  • Large Covid Brooch

    Large Covid Brooch

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    £38.00

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  • Recycled square circle brooch

    Recycled square circle brooch

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    £36.00

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  • Domed beaded shield earrings WITH RECYCLED METALS

    Domed beaded shield earring...

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    £36.00

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  • Coiled Tottie Pot

    Coiled Tottie Pot

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    £28.00

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  • NYC Coiled Tottie Pot

    NYC Coiled Tottie Pot

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    £28.00

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  • Collectable Commemorative Rosette for Women  - vintage buttons

    Collectable Commemorative R...

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    £52.00 £48.00 (8% off)

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  • Double skinned Tottie Pot

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

    COPPER, PINK & GREEN RING W...

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    £20.00 £18.00 (10% off)

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  • Collectable Commemorative Rosette for Women - white  central swirl

    Collectable Commemorative R...

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    £58.00

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  • Disc pendant from recycled and found materials

    Disc pendant from recycled ...

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    £36.00

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  • Heart and button adjustable bracelet from recycled materials

    Heart and button adjustable...

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    £38.00

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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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  • Large Circle Brooch from recycled objects

    Large Circle Brooch from re...

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    £36.00

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  • Flat disc brooch in yellow, copper, green made from recycled materials

    Flat disc brooch in yellow,...

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    £36.00

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  • Matching set - earrings and pendant & brooch

    Matching set - earrings and...

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    £65.00

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  • Matching set - earrings with pendant & brooch

    Matching set - earrings wit...

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    £65.00

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  • Belly pot from recycled materials by ABScraft

    Belly pot from recycled mat...

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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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    £38.00

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  • Large flat circle Brooch - inspired by Kandinsky

    Large flat circle Brooch - ...

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    £36.00

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  • Mesh Rosette recycled brooch

    Mesh Rosette recycled brooch

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    £36.00

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  • Large red rubber and wire heart pendant from recycled materials

    Large red rubber and wire h...

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    £36.00

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  • Belly pot from recycled materials by ABScraft

    Belly pot from recycled mat...

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    £28.00

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  • Belly pot from recycled materials by ABScraft

    Belly pot from recycled mat...

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    £36.00

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  • Belly pot from recycled materials by ABScraft

    Belly pot from recycled mat...

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    £28.00

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  • Domed Brooch with added vintage bead edge

    Domed Brooch with added vin...

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    £38.00

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  • Large Circle Brooch from recycled objects

    Large Circle Brooch from re...

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    £36.00

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  • Wire wrapped wrapper Hair-clasp

    Wire wrapped wrapper Hair-c...

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    £36.00

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  • Cartwheel basket made from recycled materials

    Cartwheel basket made from ...

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    £58.00

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  • Blue pot from recycled materials

    Blue pot from recycled mate...

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    £28.00

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  • 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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  • Belly pot from recycled materials by ABScraft

    Belly pot from recycled mat...

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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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  • Fluted pot from recycled materials by ABScraft

    Fluted pot from recycled ma...

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    £32.00

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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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  • Reversible component and Washer Pendant

    Reversible component and Wa...

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    £30.00 £28.00 (7% off)

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  • Pentagon Circle Square Brooch  - sustainable jewellery

    Pentagon Circle Square Broo...

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    £36.00

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  • Sceptre Brooch from repurposed and recycled materials

    Sceptre Brooch from repurpo...

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    £36.00

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  • Heart pendant with red rubber

    Heart pendant with red rubber

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    £36.00

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  • Sloppy Circle Brooch - inspired by Kandinsky

    Sloppy Circle Brooch - insp...

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    £36.00

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  • Petaled Brooch from recycled materials

    Petaled Brooch from recycle...

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    £38.00

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About ABScraft

ABScraft

Re-purposed, re-imagined - jewellery & objects from recycled materials, found treasures & carefully selected components

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
Wellington Road Studios in Oxton, Birkenhead

Reviews

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    Reviewed by Jenny

    Very pleased to have found this maker. The necklace was just as gorgeous in real life as in the photos. Also comes with information about the use of recycled materials.

    Reviewed by JaneP

    An outstanding piece of jewellery both in its design - fabulous mix of colours - and its technical construction. It came with a card explaining where its components had been salvaged from so I can tell people when they admire it, which they surely will. The artist calls herself a Techno Cannibal which seems very apt, given her use of old tv parts. Delivery was impressively fast and I'm already pondering which of her other designs I'll buy next.

    Reviewed by Alan

    Alison's work is just so exquisite, this is the third piece I've purchased and as always, brilliant communication and lovely to share her work. Great maker!