Archives Crafts

“Mirrors and hangers in pewter. Unique jewellery made from silver aluminium and copper.”

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  • Magical hare assemblage

    Magical hare assemblage

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    £350.00 1 in stock

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  • Fish brooch

    Fish brooch

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    £25.00 2 in stock

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  • Deer brooch

    Deer brooch

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  • Dragonfly mirror

    Dragonfly mirror

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    £90.00 1 in stock

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  • bathroom mirror

    bathroom mirror

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    £25.00 1 in stock

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  • Octopus bathroom mirror

    Octopus bathroom mirror

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    £95.00 1 in stock

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  • Victorian hand brooch

    Victorian hand brooch

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  • Happy Fish Brooch pin

    Happy Fish Brooch pin

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  • Fairy brooch

    Fairy brooch

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  • Magical pewter Hare brooch

    Magical pewter Hare brooch

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  • Owl brooch

    Owl brooch

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  • Bathroom mirror fish design.

    Bathroom mirror fish design.

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    £35.00 2 in stock

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  • Mermaid bathroom mirror.

    Mermaid bathroom mirror.

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    £95.00 1 in stock

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  • Hare, hanging wall mirror.

    Hare, hanging wall mirror.

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    £25.00 1 in stock

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  • Macintosh Rose bathroom mirror

    Macintosh Rose bathroom mirror

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    £75.00 1 in stock

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  • Pewter mirror

    Pewter mirror

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    £35.00 1 in stock

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  • Copper and sea opal dangle earrings

    Copper and sea opal dangle ...

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    £28.00 1 in stock

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  • Daisy dangle earring

    Daisy dangle earring

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    £22.00 1 in stock

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  • Fan shaped dangle earrings

    Fan shaped dangle earrings

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  • Heart drop earrings

    Heart drop earrings

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  • Hearts drop earrings

    Hearts drop earrings

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  • Hearts and flowers drop earrings

    Hearts and flowers drop ear...

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  • Heart with teardrop dangle earrings.

    Heart with teardrop dangle ...

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  • Art deco style mirror

    Art deco style mirror

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    £75.00 1 in stock

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  • A Hare of the world

    A Hare of the world

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    £280.00 1 in stock

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  • Personalised mirror for DEE

    Personalised mirror for DEE

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    £120.00 1 in stock

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  • Scottie dog brooch pin.

    Scottie dog brooch pin.

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    £25.00 1 in stock

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  • Bird and flowers brooch pin vintage style.

    Bird and flowers brooch pin...

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  • Bird and flowers brooch pin vintage style brooch made from pewter.

    Bird and flowers brooch pin...

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  • Art Deco style sun mirror in pewter. Custom order for Jill.

    Art Deco style sun mirror i...

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    £120.00 1 in stock

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  • Hare brooch made of etched copper.

    Hare brooch made of etched ...

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  • Copper and silver dangle earrings

    Copper and silver dangle ea...

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  • Fairy brooch

    Fairy brooch

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  • Pewter wedding gift couples initials

    Pewter wedding gift couples...

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    £220.00 1 in stock

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  • Custom Pewter initials wedding gift

    Custom Pewter initials wedd...

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    £220.00 1 in stock

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  • Hare painting, wall art.

    Hare painting, wall art.

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    £380.00 1 in stock

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  • Art Deco Sun mirror.

    Art Deco Sun mirror.

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    £140.00 1 in stock

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  • Bird brooch pin.

    Bird brooch pin.

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  • Custom Steampunk octopus mirror

    Custom Steampunk octopus mi...

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    £75.00 1 in stock

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  • Heart pendant. Mixed metals with custom quote.

    Heart pendant. Mixed metals...

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    £75.00 1 in stock

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  • Wren broochmade from copper and silver.

    Wren broochmade from copper...

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  • Bird mirror

    Bird mirror

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  • Bathroom mirror.Pewter. Big fish little fish.

    Bathroom mirror.Pewter. Big...

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    £45.00 1 in stock

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  • Alice in wonderland mirror. Alice, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, pewter f

    Alice in wonderland mirror....

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    £175.00 1 in stock

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  • Fairy wall art in pewter

    Fairy wall art in pewter

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    £280.00 1 in stock

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  • Heart stacking ring.

    Heart stacking ring.

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  • Silver heart drop earrings

    Silver heart drop earrings

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    £38.00 1 in stock

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  • Heart dangle earrings

    Heart dangle earrings

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    £34.00 1 in stock

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  • Silver bird earring swith blue opals.

    Silver bird earring swith b...

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    £44.00 1 in stock

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  • PEWTER MONOGRAM LETTER A

    PEWTER MONOGRAM LETTER A

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    £120.00 1 in stock

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  • Green Man plaque in pewter

    Green Man plaque in pewter

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    £180.00 1 in stock

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  • Initials J and E pewter plaque for Sue

    Initials J and E pewter pla...

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    £220.00 1 in stock

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  • Couples initials in pewter, personalised wedding gift

    Couples initials in pewter,...

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  • Flower brooch pin. Vintage style rectangular brooch

    Flower brooch pin. Vintage ...

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  • Dragonfly original artwork, picture made of pewter.

    Dragonfly original artwork,...

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  • Word tag pendant necklace

    Word tag pendant necklace

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    £26.00 1 in stock

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  • Boxing hares original wall art.

    Boxing hares original wall ...

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    £380.00 1 in stock

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  • My sweet rose 2 x ajustable rings.Custom order for Emma

    My sweet rose 2 x ajustable...

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    £20.00 1 in stock

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  • Sweet heart ring

    Sweet heart ring

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    £15.00 1 in stock

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  • Letter T Monogram Pewter Artwork

    Letter T Monogram Pewter Ar...

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About Archives Crafts

Archives Crafts

I can't remember a time when I did not make things........ the more I do the more ideas l get!!

ARCHIVES CRAFTS

I graduated from Leicester De Montfort a long time ago with a degree in 3D design. A year before I graduated I set up a stall on Leicester market together with my partner Phil selling handmade jewellery at a time when most jewellery came from H Samuels or Woolworths. It was great fun ...................and we earned a living! We still get out and love doing markets and craft shows though sadly many markets are no longer viable and a lot of craft shows are too expensive.
So here I am on Folksy!
I find it really funny that a few years ago James from Folksy came along to give a talk to Creative Leicestershire along with another online company and I was asked to give a short talk at the same event.
I chose the title 'How not to sell online' for my segment! We had a lot of laughs and I often bump in to people who remember that talk. I don't know if l am much better at selling online but l keep trying and learning something new every day. What I am sure of is that I love all my Folksy online customers!
And we are still making a living 40 years on!

The age old tecnique I use is called repousse work (raised work).
The metal is worked alternately from the front and then the back with metal tools untill I achieve a relief design. The surface of the piece is sculptural - think bas relief like a woodcarving!
I then clean and patinate the surface of the pewter and hand polish to bring out the highlights.
These plaques and mirrors are not stamped, hammered or cast but involve many hours of meticulous hand work.

Repoussework pewter is an old craft that I discovered whilst on holiday in Scotland many years ago. On a visit to Hill House in Helensborough, the house that Charles Rennie Macintosh, designed for the publishing tycoon Walter Blackie, I saw a pewter panel made by Macintoshs' wife, Margaret Macdonald Macintosh. I sought out further work by the Glasgow Four, the beauty of some of their work moved me to tears.
When I returned home that summer in 1992, my love affair with pewter began.

I am a member of Design Factory / Design Nation and an award winning member of Creative Leicestershire. We have been lucky enough to exhibit at The Worshipful Company of Pewterers in the City of London and Tate Britain Art Market.
As well as selling my work online we regularly attend art and craft markets and shows.
Please get in touch to check where we will be next!

Contact:
Sharon Dickinson and Phil Ashcroft
Landline 01476 870089
Email: sharondickinson@live.co.uk
www. archives.etsy.com
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/archivescrafts/my-etsy-shop/
https://www.instagram.com/archivessharon/

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    Reviewed by Kaz

    Gorgeous brooch, lovingly packaged. Swift delivery.

    Reviewed by Gail

    These earrings are beautiful. Bought them for my sister’s birthday and am now a bit jealous of her getting to wear them! Love the mix of metals and they are very distinctive.

    Reviewed by Siobhan

    A beautiful brooch for a special birthday, very reasonably priced for something so unique. Delivered so quickly, very happy definitely will buy more in the future.