…and welcome to the online home of Crafted By Dany.
My name is Daniela Bonati and I have a passion for crafting using recycled materials to create and reuse what would normally be thrown away.
I am originally from Italy but 20 years ago (time flies!) I moved to England to study the language to help me in my job as a fashion designer. Well, whilst studying here I fell in love with this country, which I now call my home, and have since settled down in Brighton.
I have always had a passion for recycling, specifically up-cycling. For me, recycling is so important and I try to find creative ways to reuse materials to help reduce my own carbon footprint.
I started with up-cycling furniture and small items such as old vases, jars and boxes as
I love to see recycled materials used in art and wanted to carry on that ethos with my own craft.
I love hunting for ‘junk’ which I can renovate and I love using purely recycled materials to create not just decorative, but also functional, bespoke and handmade pieces.
After many years of working in sales, I found that this hobby of recycling and creating is my therapy and passion. I love to craft and create. People may say crafting is hard work and time consuming, but when I see the end product it makes me remember that for me crafting is a labour of love, and I hope you love my works too!
From time to time I will also showcase other artist’s works here on my page.
Please follow me on social media, where you can find out where you can come and see me in person, at markets or events, and I will also be announcing any upcoming events or workshops I may be holding!
Please feel free to stop by my virtual shop where you can purchase crafts, or have a look through my gallery to see my past creations.
Daniela Bonati, Head Crafter - Crafted By Dany