Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Torch fired test earrings

Here is a photo of my torch fired earrings, not the best piece I have ever made but I was more interested in the colour then the standard of silver work. You can see the one on left is much better, it was the second one I fired.
So pleased with that fantastic red:)

Thanks again Joy.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Well what a nice surprise first thing in the morning:)

I had a lovely surprise first thing this morning,  Last July whilst in Chicago I sent another piece to the Masters Registry this was E9 threaded closure.

Well to be honest I had totally forgotten about my little bottle MARY

This is Mary photographed by Steve Rossman and my feedback sheet and as you can imagine I am thrilled to bits with every bit of it:)

If you fancy learning how to make a threaded closure, I am teaching an exclusive Master class for the Mid cornwall school of Jewellery on the 2nd and 3rd June.
I would love to share this technique with you.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

FAM 2012 Jan

I have just added my first set of four for FAM 2012 on flickr. I used this set of beads to create a collection of four. I made the into two pairs of earrings a ring with a bead rivet in place and a long necklace with hammered textured square silver wire.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

As promised my beads that I made!!!!!

I promise yesterday to upload photos of my beads that I made instead of my commission, that I really should have been cracking on with but didn't. OOOpppsss

So for those that are interested I am sharing a bowl that I made and a pendant as well, this has been fired in three steps. The first a full fuse then a tack fuse which has made the bamboo have a raised look and not melted in all the way, then finally its been slumped into an bowl mould.

I alos made a fun little pendant in much the same way apart from it wasn't slumped, I like it, its very cute.

And finally my beads that I really shouldn't have made!!!!! These will become my first multiples for FAM 2012 over on flickr. 

I made some last night to go with the collection and two have already been made into a pair of earrings.

The rest will become:
A ring, Long necklace which I will wear and  maybe a bracelet not sure just yet.

They are large barrels with fine silver melted into them.

I made other shapes as well. They are still on the mandrels.

If you want to see the multiples challenge then just click the flickr photostream link on my blog page then search in groups for Four a month.