Welcome to Pink PawPaw Unique Jewellery
My name is Maureen and I design and make jewellery in my workshop in Worcestershire.
No two pieces are the same making them unique. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, bookmarks and handbag charms are all available at very competitive prices.
Materials are ethically sourced. I use glass beads such as: crackle, lamp work, rhinestones, Czech glass, faceted bicones, rondelles, millifiori, murano and Swarovski. Other beads used are Tibetan stone, natural semi precious gem stones, metal, bronze, wood (for more ethnic type jewellery), natural shell and freshwater pearls. Findings are hypoallergenic. On occasion I sell my own designed and hand made sterling silver jewellery which is priced individually according to weight, size and the amount of work required to accomplish the item. My favourite materials are: Sterling silver, Swarovski, Czech glass, Tibetan silver spacer beads, Fresh water pearls, Seed beads from Africa, Lamp-work glass, Natural semi precious stone, Crackle beads, Tibetan turquoise stone, Faceted bi-cones, Murano glass and Natural shell.
Visit my Etsy shop to view my current designs.
The uniqueness of my jewellery comes about from my need and quest to be doing something different all of the time and the challenges that go with it. On occasion I have gone into my workshop and lacked inspiration and rather than waste time, have closed the door and left it for another time. Fortunately this does not happen often as I normally offer up little prayer for guidance and mostly this helps me anyway. There are times when I can get carried away with so many ideas coming in to my head that I have to slow down. I find it therapeutic and would recommend that anyone give it a go.
On occasion, people who have seen my work have commissioned me to make particular items be it for Christmas, birthdays or weddings. Should someone wish a similar item to one they’ve seen on my web site or Etsy I am very happy to discuss by email or telephone. It could be a different colour, length or a certain bead mixed with something else.
The story behind Pink PawPaw Jewelllery
How did I come to be involved in jewellery design and making up the pieces?
I have long been involved in making things be it by sewing, knitting, tapestry, embroidery and crochet as well as drawing and painting. Aged thirteen, I entered an art competition in my home town of Clydebank winning first prize of a record player. Always having a desire and need, I have over the years attended classes of one kind or another and can claim to having attended Glasgow School of Art for a time. I have attended pottery classes, jewellery making classes including silver smithing of which the latter I intend doing more in the future. Some years ago I started designing and making greeting cards and this I did for a few years. Whilst on a holiday in South Africa, a country I lived in for 10 years, I attended a jewellery workshop in Port Elizabeth where I caught the bug. Coming back to the UK, I was full of enthusiasm and ideas and have gone on from there. One might wonder how Pinkpawpaw came about – well, I just love pink, any kind of pink but mostly dusky/dusty pink. Also having lived in Africa I used pawpaw (papaya) often when making fresh fruit salad. Looking at the fruit with its seeds I envisaged them as beads. I then teamed up the pawpaw and my love of pink and thus Pinkpawpaw was born.
I sell my jewellery at conferences, craft fairs in my local area, parties on request and from my workshop when asked. Opening up on Etsy is a new venture for me as is the Pinkpawpaw Jewellery web site.