Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Enamelling weekend

Well I'm back at work and the weather is totally grotty outside so I thought now would be a good time to share a bit of my weekend.

Firstly I would like to thank Emma Baird from for organising a great Art clay Guild weekend. This is a picture of Emma hard a work.

I would also like to thank Dorothy Cockrell and Lynne Glazzard for all there hard work and words of encouragement and patients with us less unsure students.

In the picture is Dorothy and Lynne in the background.

It was a fantastic weekend. I spent nearly the whole weekend working on a project for the masters so I can't display it, however I did make a ring that I enamelled.
Hope you like it:)

Friday, 22 May 2009

We are going to Edinburgh by train


I just thought I would share a bit of our journey with you. I took this picture just as we where leaving Havent train station its bright yellow rape seed it looks so pretty, my poor son suffers from hay because of this stuff. Its still pretty.

This is my dear husband Keith sitting in first class just about to tuck into a rare steak sandwich and a glass of merlot..Yum Yum..Me to:)Just passed York.

Newcastle Now....

Berwick Upon tweed sooooooooooooo pretty :)

Next stop eEdinburgh...........whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee so sunny and warm

Omg we are here wowwwwwwwwwwwww its gorgeous...........Love Edinburgh been before its just stunning:)

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Etched Pendent With Dry Media


I'm off to Scotland tomorrow well in fact Edinburgh for an enameling weekend at my friends Emma Baird at the little bead shop this is for Art clay guild members only and cost is so cheep.

So if you want to go to any Art clay function's you need to become a member to join just visit

Now back to my pendent This is full of colour and has been etched Hope you like it:)

Saturday, 16 May 2009

OMG I'm in Making Jewellery magazine

I just have to share this I'm in Making Jewellery magazine with three pieces of my Jewellery. Two pendents and a ring.
Well here they are, I'm sooooooooooo chuffed :)

10 Ton Hydraulic Press

I thought I would share some press formed pendants with you. I will explained what this involves.

This my 10 ton hydraulic press

First you need to draw on an acrylic sheet the shape you want your pendant to be. Once you have got your design and pierced it out you then make a sandwich of a piece of steel then hard urethane then the acyclic with the cut out a picec of sheet silver next a soft piece of urethane then another piece of steel. Now place the sandwich in the press and squeeze.

These are the results. I do need to do some more sanding but I wanted to show you.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Dichroic Glass

Sorry I have been so quiet, its so busy for me what with taking the Master's registry as well as writing and creating tutorials for a magazine and trying to run a business with my wonderful husband Keith and teaching nearly every weekend. Not that I'm complaining I wouldn't change it for the world.
Well finally I have had a chance to play with some gorgeous glass so I thought I would share these pendants with you the first is a tack fuse.

I love the vibrant colours that you get with dichroic glass such lovely colours for the summer.

The second one is called a full fuse so is much more melted together, I've used sterling silver wire run through my rolling mill to flatten it and a simple wire wrap to encase and make a bail. I think I prefer this one.

I hope you like them.