Elin Thomas is a visual artist and jewellery maker who creates some of the most beautiful and unique pieces of jewellery.
Although primarily a painter, she has always created objects - from 3D graffiti art to fashion accessories. She adores making pieces which stretch both her creative imagination and making capabilities. A great deal of time goes into putting together the colours, creating contrast and the overall impact of each piece.
Elin’s approach to felt jewellery is to try to innovate in the field, ensuring her jewellery is both eye-catching and a talking point for the wearer. She gets a real buzz when people say “that’s amazing! How is it made? Where did you get it?”
Her attention to detail is the key to her success. She uses the best quality felt and findings available, and Elin ensures that everything possible is done to make the jewellery as durable as it can be. Each ELINtm item is beautifully packaged in linen gift boxes, hand-lined with linen and includes a signed insert that certifies the originality of your chosen piece.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
WHEN DID YOU FIRST START BECOMING INTERESTED IN CRAFTS?
Like most people I’ve been crafting since primary school and have tried out most things…I’m going to make bird boxes next!
Kandinsky, Punk, 90’s abstract art, my partner David, Japanese prints, all kinds of stuff. I have an eclectic nature!
GREATEST PROBLEM YOU'VE OVERCOME?
I smoked for 15 years, a packet of tobacco every day. It brought me to my knees.
WHAT PIECE OF WORK ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
That’s a hard a question to answer. Whatever I’m working on at the moment?
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE JUST STARTING OUT ON SELLING THEIR GOODS?
Use rational means to determine your prices.
WHICH 4 PEOPLE (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE AS WEEKEND GUESTS ? AND WHY?
Vivienne Westwood, John Peel, Tashiki Murakami and Oscar Wilde.
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU KISSED?
My partner, David.
WHAT'S ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?
Crime novel, lipbalm, aspirins, Valentines card from this year.
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU?
Cool, clever…….control freak!
FERRARI OR MINI?
Both. Ferrari for the weekends, Mini for weekdays.
EASTENDERS OR HOLLYOAKS?
CHOCOLATE OR CHAMPAGNE?
IF YOU COULD ONLY ACCESS 3 WEBSITES, WHICH WOULD THEY BE?
Etsy, BBC, Freecycle