Monday, 27 February 2012
I have lots of swarovski crystals at home and think i will make a woven circle pendant of crystals next as they were quite popular at jewellery events last year.
Sunday, 26 February 2012
This one is for a friend's 50th shhhh don't tell her its a surprise for Friday.
The pendants can take up to 20 characters including the centre stops.
Monday, 20 February 2012
I quite like the way it has turned out, rustic and earthy look quite different and eyecatching.
We will be adding more mixed metal to our website soon.
Friday, 17 February 2012
It will be a work in progress as we have lots of new ideas to incorporate, just cant do it all at once. If you have time do take a look.
My particular favourite part is my jewellery forum where people can chat or ask questions which i will do my best to answer or add links to answers if i don't know!
Monday, 13 February 2012
Hammered oxidised copper discs have been attached to handcrafted sterling silver earwires to create an earthy rustic piece of jewellery.
I have managed to find time to start using my doming and dapping tools and have lots of plans for some new fancy metal design stamps i have too.
My next project will be a family tree stamped bookmark using monogram style and hammered frame, i am thinking of making it really pretty and feminine.
I will post it here when designed.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Today i am featuring a new pendant i have made a mixed metal pendant of copper and silver, perfect for mothers day.
I domed a copper offset circle and sterling silver blank to make a mini "locket" style then hung a red swarovski heart dangle in the centre. I also stamped MUM and oxidised with liver of sulphur. I really like this design, its quite eyecatching and striking so will probably use this to create other designs too.
You could stamp NAN or your initials mine are JAG instead 3 letter max on this pendant with this type of lettering fancy script.
Let me know your thoughts on it?
I have used a copper offset circle domed it and stamped Mum in fancy script font and oxidised with liver of sulphur and also domed sterling silver disc the other way and hung a red swarovski crystal from center for a stunning pretty "locket" style pendant. Could be adapted with NAN or your initials JAG 3 character max on this mixed metal pendant.
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Bristol Jewellery Workshop Student photos, a set on Flickr.
Today Little Red Robin held their second jewellery workshop in Bristol teaching students how to make jewellery.
The album shows photos of students work on the day.
A good day had by all.
Friday, 3 February 2012
dolphin turtle starfish copper bracelet sea inspired, a photo by greensladejenny on Flickr.
I have just listed in our Folksy Jewellery and Gift shop this solid copper oxidised turquoise charm bracelet.
Although i originally started my jewellery journey with beaded necklaces i am finding metalwork and metal stamping techniques lots of fun and have started making oxidised jewellery more often to create unusual designs.
This bracelet has been oxidised with liver of sulphur and all beads wirewrapped for security. I used turquoise howlite and amber and turquoise crackle glass beads and then made copper charms from copper sheet metal and stamped them with dolphin,sea turtle and starfish and hammered the other 3.
Quite a bit of work goes into making these rustic style bracelets but they look gorgeous at the end.
PATIENCE Is my top tip for the day.
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
|Dolphin,turtle,anchor, sea themed hand stamped pendant|
Ta ra for now.