Shirley Barrass is the owner and creator of Hippidippies.
A self-taught artist and jewellery maker she and her family relocated to the glorious South West coast of Scotland in 2006.
Having spent much of her life in big cities the change of lifestyle was an enormous challenge, but gave Shirley the opportunity to return to her love of crafting and art.
Living near to rolling hills, rocky shores and deep forests has inspired Shirley to create her own unique encaustic art, a technique which uses specially prepared coloured beeswax and low heat tools. This method creates a very free-flowing textured look to the finished pieces.
Her art work is available for sale on this website in greetings card format. Larger prints and original artwork are available in the gift shop.
If you wish to order prints or original art work online please use the "Contact Us" page with your request.
Shirley feels her passion for beading stems from her teenage years. Growing up in the late 60's and 70's, when no outfit was complete without strings and strings of tiny seed beads wrapped around ones wrist and neck, embedded a passion for the beads which has endured to the present day.
Shirley now concentrates on creating intricately hand stitched and woven items of jewellery using her favourite seed and Czech glass beads.
Shirley has undertaken commission work creating bespoke items for weddings and special events.
You can also find my art work on Etsy at