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Hello there, and welcome to Thea’s eclectic world..

Hello you! Thanks for dropping by my blog, where I’ll be exploring a diverse range of creative topics. I’m Thea, and I’m excited to share this creative journey with you.

About me

Having graduated from the London College of Fashion, I ventured into non-creative fields for a while. However, my love for fashion, especially costume jewellery, never waned. This love led me to explore online tutorials and ignited a passion for crafting unique jewellery pieces.

Photo of Thea by Azu Morales

A Relic Bar Neckpiece in progress. Every piece at Thea Smartt Henry is handmade and individually remarkable.

A journey of creativity

Photo by Tobias Carlsson on Unsplash

In early 2015, I decided to take my curiosity a step further and enrolled in short taster courses at the London Jewellery School and City Lit. These experiences opened up a fascinating world of possibilities, introducing me to the captivating art of working with polymer clay, glass beads, metal wires, and more.

Photo by Tobias Carlsson on Unsplash

The Magic of Polymer Clay

One particular three-hour course on polymer clay left me in awe. The versatility and effects I could achieve with this medium were simply incredible. Even more inspiring was witnessing a class of 12 people create entirely unique pieces based on the same demonstrations. It was then that I knew I had found my creative calling.

Photo by Thea; her work produced in a ‘polymer clay effects class’ by Debbie Carlton, 2015

Embracing the journey

In the same year, I launched my website to share my passion with fellow jewellery enthusiasts. My goal was to offer distinctive and exceptional pieces that bring joy to those who appreciate the allure of handmade art.

Screenshot from theasmartthenry.co.uk homepage, featured photographer: George Eyo, model: Sanya Lerin.

More than ‘just’ jewellery

But there’s so much more to explore! This blog will be a source of inspiration and relaxation. We’ll delve into the wonders of creativity as a tool for enhancing wellbeing. From discussing how creativity can be a mindful and soul-nourishing practice to exploring various art forms that inspire and soothe, we’ll uncover the positive impact of embracing creativity in our lives.

Join the journey

Take a moment to browse my website, explore the captivating pieces, and feel free to reach out for a custom design or just to say hello. I’m always thrilled to connect with like-minded souls who appreciate the beauty of handcrafted creations.

Contact me here or on Instagram.

Let’s get creative

This blog is all about sharing the love of art and creativity. Together, let’s celebrate the wonders of the creative process in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll find a spark of inspiration that will stay with you long after you leave this little corner of the internet.

Thea x

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