Hello there, my name is Su' Murphy and I am the owner and creator of Cinta Handcrafted Jewellery & Gifts,
The name "Cinta" (pronounced Chin-ter) means "Love" in Malay, and I chose this name after a trip to Malaysia to visit some very special people, who I have the privilege to call very dear friends, and because love is very important to me.
At Cinta, I aim to produce thoughtfully designed and handcrafted jewellery and other crafts, from my workroom in the beautiful Sussex countryside.
All my jewellery is in Sterling Silver unless otherwise specified, at times incorporating beautiful gems or wonderful handmade Lampwork beads from some fantastic British artists. I make all the components even the jump rings, unless I state otherwise but it is rare to use anything shop made unless it is something like chain. This is why I say my jewellery is hand crafted one of a kind, as I make the jewellery I do not buy store components and assemble it. In my mind that is not handmade it is hand assembled. I do not mean to insult anyone by this statement, I just think that it is misleading to say something is handmade if it is just an assembly line. I never realised the difference myself, until I started to make my own and then looked at other makers and realised what I had been buying for myself was not hand made but hand assembled. Anyway off the soap box!!!
I make all the soaps myself and etch the glass make the candles decorate them etc etc. In other words I am a one woman band! And I have many other crafts that I will gradually introduce.
I hope you will enjoy looking at my hard work, and perhaps be able to spoil yourself or someone you love.
You can also find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CintaHandCraftedJewellery and all 'likes' are most gratefully accepted :) There is a Shopify store on there too, which I am gradually putting my items on as well as on here so you can make purchases from either.. All my items are in the galleries on the Facebook page.