Hi I'm Sharon, a married mother with 2 adult kids, dog, cats and chickens. I began my journey with pyrography after buying a cheap soldering iron style pen from Lidl in 2012. I fell in love with the effects of the burn on wood and was totally hooked. Like most craft businesses it started off a a hobby but after getting requests from friends and family it turned into a business and Shazbat Designs was born in 2014.
The styles I love to burn tend to be alternative and fantasy based especially when incorporated with Celtic knots but I also do a lot of personalised and custom pieces. I work very closely with my customers to get exactly what they're after and keep them constantly updated. In the past I've also burnt Christmas tags using the customers own handwriting which makes the piece truly personalised. The most requested custom orders are for plaques which range from simple sayings up to more detailed trophies. Other items include wooden boxes of all sizes, chopping boards, clocks, keyrings, tree decorations, jewellery, bottle openers and corkscrews and even a large table top.
I have the privilege of being allowed to burn images from the works of Steve Hutton who is an amazing fantasy artist and writer. You can find his work at Wildwood Witches and Dark Raven Chronicles.
This year I'm hoping to diversify and add polymer clay and resin into my business but my love for pyro will always be the main focus.