Anke Sayn Rainbow set up Desayn after completing a silver smithing course. She now creates quirky, unique metal jewellery and objects, inspired by locations and landmarks.

Anke, a part-time teacher, creates her pieces with sterling silver and mixed metals as well as other natural resources she finds on the beach such as sea glass, sand and old pottery.

She recently added a gift and homeware range to her portfolio and her Tyne Bridge sculpture was selected to be included in a Time Capsule to be buried within Newcastle Cathedral for the next 100 years. Read more about this on our Spotlight On page.

Anke donates partial profits from her North East landmarks collection to local charities to support the homeless.

Please browse a selection of her work below. For more info email: desayn.art@gmail.com

See more of her work via the link below.

COLOURFUL ANGEL OF THE NORTH painted with thick acrylic on a wooden "canvas" 28 x12cm

DUNCAN THE COO available as statement necklace, wall art or displayed on a wooden stand.

SYCAMORE GAP TREE colourful acrylic painted onto a birch wood "canvas" 14x 16 cm.

BRIGHT ANGEL OF THE NORTH bi-coloured orange & white mix acrylic painting on a wooden canvas.

COPPER SYCAMORE TREE copper art with unique patina.

TOON ARMY BRIDGE black and white Tyne Bridge painted with thick acrylic on a wooden canvas. 26 x 11 cm

COPPER HEART ANGEL wall art made from copper with hand stamped with love hearts.

COPPER TYNE BRIDGE wall or shelf inspired by the iconic bridge 3 Sizes

TOON ARMY ANGEL OF THE NORTH thick acrylic painting on wooden canvas inspired by the iconic Angel 26 x 11 cm.