Under the Sea, this Fish and underwater wildlife inspired glass block can act as a view into the Ocean or perhaps act like a Fish Tank in someone’s room, it almost feels like the Fish are bobbing along on this Vinyl Design Overlaid Glass Block, with fairy-lights creating twinkles of illuminated magic for anyone.
*Please choose (from the wide selection) the colour you would like the Vinyl.
**Your block can be personalised, please select this option and then supply the name you would like the block to be personalised with (Please double check spelling before submitting order)
**You can choose to have along with the Ribbon Trim to have the block come with a Bow by selecting either –
Option 1:No Bow
Option 2: With Bow
Each block first laid with a frosted vinyl on one side, which is then individually decorated with the vinyl design in your choice of colour, and after being lit the block is finally trimmed with a ribbon around the edge that compliments the design, with or without matching bow (your choice). Please note, Ribbon style may vary from the example photos.
Dimensions are 19 x 19 x 8 cms, weighing around 3kgs, Illuminated by a string of battery powered L.E.D. lights, with the small battery unit that is fixed to the rear of the block, allowing the unit to be hidden but also allows easy access for changing batteries. The Lights takes AA Batteries, due to shipping regulations batteries not included.
These blocks are perfect as an occasional light, as a nightlight for your home, or a gift for friends or family. Lovingly handmade to order in Worksop, Nottinghamshire and shipped across the entire UK.
All of the many designs for my Glass Blocks are created to order, however, if you have a design in mind that you have not seen in the collection please get in touch and let’s see what I can create for you.
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Matt Brown, Matt White, White, Black, Grey, Silver, Metallic Silver, Bronze, Brown, Dark Brown, Green, Light Green, Dark Green, Gold, Yellow, Pale Pink, Red, Orange, Purple, Blue, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Metallic Rainbow
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Just Paint & Dungarees
In 2014 I surprised my husband by saying that I wasn’t giving up, despite the fact I’d just been medically retired. I was going to take my crafting from a hobby to a business, and Spratt’s Designs was born. OK, let’s take a step back for a moment, and explain myself, or could that decision sound incredibly absurd, couldn’t it? After all, I didn’t just pluck that idea out of thin air.
Once a Crafter always a Crafter
Arts and Crafts were not new to me; I am a daughter of a builder/designer. Honestly I think I was able to use a hammer before I even went to school. I was in my element creating art, I loved to draw and make things. Dyslexia runs in the family, and I suffer too, so subjects like languages were not my forte, this drew me onto the arts subjects side of studying throughout school. I also used Art as a way of escapism, losing myself in in my creative imagination.
Pride in Art
I was severely bullied, not only throughout my school years but into my adulthood too. Art became my solace, something I felt I had control of when I felt lost everywhere else. Art gave strength I needed to keep going, and this helped me mentally too. Knowing some of my creations that I have sold, have gone to forever homes helping others struggling with Mental Health, is wonderful to know and makes me feel very humble, and proud.
Before my big announcement to my hubby, well actually before I even met him, I had already been professionally crafting and creating art. In 1996 I qualified as a Stage Manager and landed a job in a regional theatre. As part of this role, I would design and manufacture sets for the stage as well as create hand and scenery props for many shows. All of which required me to use a wide range of artistic skills just to complete the requirements for a show. It was hard but very rewarding work and I loved it, making 3D Props, painting and even gold leafing.
I honestly thought I would work in Theatre forever, but it wasn’t to be, I suffered an injury, which meant I was no longer fit for Theatre, so a change of career had to happen. This meant my arts and crafts went from being part of my everyday job to a hobby, only making gifts for friends and family.
Over 10 years passed, during that time I also got into graphic design and photography, taking part-time courses in both. However my health was struck down several times, leaving me with a myriad of conditions to live with daily. I was then working as a Trainer, which I enjoyed. I was helping and teaching new skills and supporting others when my health deteriorated even more. This meant I could no longer work as a trainer; in fact, we are now back to where I was medically retired. A complicated mix of health problems were too much for my main stream employers, and having good and bad days meant I needed to work more flexibly.
‘I Can Do This’
I suffer from a major mix of health problems; I have good days and bad days, but every day I will attempt something. I am not someone who can lie there and just watch daytime telly, perhaps it’s that my hands don’t want to retire, but I’m not going to argue with that. It’s also why there is a wide range of crafts that I do, then on good days I can do the more challenging makes, then on bad days crafts that can be done while resting at the same time.
So bringing you back to 2014 and my big announcement to my husband, I was starting my own business. It may sound confident now, but I didn’t know if I could turn a hobby into a business or whether my health would permit me to, well I think I’m getting the answer now? The feedback I have had has told me that what I fall in love making, are fallen in love by their new families too. That lifts me up and drives me on to even more makes.
My Fairy on my Shoulder
I often get asked about my Fairy (logo), and the name Spratt’s Designs. Well, Spratt, I am by marriage, so it made sense to me to use a name I was proud to become. So to my fairy, well she is very special to me. I created her as a doodle, shortly after my mum passed away. She got tucked into a book for safe keeping and just sat there, out of sight out of mind. When I was sorting out my home office in the initial stages of getting my business going, she slipped out of the book and onto the desk. Well what else could I do, she wanted to be part of the business and what better logo could I use than my own Spratt Fairy. After four years she’s just had a little revamp (well we all need a makeover occasionally), in readiness for this new website, but she’s still with me, guiding me on.
Fairy after my Mother
I’m odd and I Love it
Me well I’m a very British artist, I’m inspired by what’s around me, it’s amazing what we see when we open our eyes. I must be doing something right for the rest of the world too, many of my creations have travelled and gone to places I would love to see myself.
I’m Eclectic I know, and in the future, I may streamline my creations for you to see more of a ‘brand’. In each creation, I sell a little bit of my creative love in everything I do and hope that goes on as long as I do.
Thank you for reading my story, I hope you enjoy your wander around my website, feel free to browse and if you do buy one of my creations, it will be a pleasure to package it up, knowing it’s are going to its new forever home.
Enjoy having a look around Saz Spratt xx
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|Outside United Kingdom (UK)||£ 50.00|
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I accept returns and exchanges Please contact me if you have any problems with your order. The following items can't be returned or exchanged Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for: Custom or personalised orders Perishable products (like food or flowers) Digital downloads Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons) Items on sale Returns and exchange details When you buy from a seller such as me you are protected by consumer law. These include the right to claim a refund/repair/replacement this is from the Sale of Goods Act 1979 this is for where the goods are faulty or not as described. You can make a cancellation for orders apart from ones with personalised details incorporated within the creation. . Cancellation of any order of ready-made items MUST be made within 24 hours of placing the order by contacting Spratt Designs or you will NOT be able to be refunded. . You are entitled to a cooling off period of 14 days after receiving your order from the day after receiving it. This cool off period excludes bespoke/customised goods. . Personalised/custom/bespoke creations are excluded from refunds unless they are faulty. The customer is responsible for making sure that spelling and details are correct at the time of order, any re-work because of incorrect information will incur a charge. . For returns or exchanges please contact Spratt Designs within 14 days of delivery. Items must be shipped back in its original condition and packaging as sold to you within 30days of receipt. . If your item(s) arrives faulty, you must notify Spratt Designs within 3 days of receipt (including photographs of the damaged item and the damaged packaging) with your intention to return the item(s) Items are only replaced once the faulty item has been received back at Spratt Designs, Spratt Designs will refund the cost of standard postage back to the address Spratt Designs has specified, please obtain a receipt of proof of postage when returning the item(s). Your item MUST be returned within 28 days of receipt. Any refund will be made through the same method of how payment was taken. . Goods returned for a refund or credit: Please initially contact Spratt Designs with your intent and reasons for return, so that I may try and resolve any of the issues you may be having and to provide the correct address for the return to be made. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. The return must be received by Spratt Designs in within 28 of receipt. Spratt Designs reserve the right to withhold a percentage of the value of the returned item. A deduction can be made if the value of the goods has been reduced as a result of you handling the goods more than was necessary (the extent to which you can handle the goods is the same as it would be if you were assessing them in a shop). Spratt Designs will refund within 14 days of receipt of the item(s), this will include an outbound delivery charges the customer was charged. Reimbursement will be by the same payment method as the original transaction. Return postage will be the responsibility of the consumer; In order to complete a return, a receipt or proof of purchase receipt will be required.