Welcome to Cinta
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, and although I sadly lost my beloved husband in 2018, I still have two sons who mean the world to me and some wonderful family and friends both in the UK and across the pond, and of course in Malaysia!!
At Cinta, I aim to produce thoughtfully designed and handcrafted jewellery and other crafts, from one of my two workrooms in the beautiful Sussex countryside.
All my jewellery is in Sterling Silver unless otherwise specified. I often incorporate 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 them.
I make everything myself, I have two 'Dens', one exclusively for Jewellery as sometimes, when say, polishing, it can create dust in the air and I would not like it to get onto, say my sock gnomes. So I have another 'Den' where I make the aforementioned sock gnomes, dot the stones, etch the glass, decorate the candles, do my bookfolding etc etc.
In other words I am a one woman band! And I have many other crafts that I will gradually introduce, when I can get to them. But I am enjoying studying Calligraphy in a wonderful class with a brilliant tutor called Gerald Mynott, who is amazing, patient and great fun. I sometimes will share a little of my practice works on my facebook page or Instagram feed, click one of the links at the bottom and you will be taken straight there :).
So, I hope you will enjoy looking at my hard work, and perhaps be able to spoil yourself or someone you love.
Thank you for joining me,
Please Love and look after each other,