Prototyping a new pair of earrings – swirly hardware and a lightly dished bright copper disc with a hammered texture. I’m delighted with how elegant, shimmery and eye-catching these turned out. I also feel my soldering has improved a great deal – not to mention that it’s great to have a second torch when you’re working on something just a little to big for one to handle alone. Unfortunately my camera’s away for repairs, so here are some dodgy phone pictures.
I greeted the new year with a replacement setting for a friend’s ‘journey stone’ – a ‘hug’ rather than a cage. A total of 50cm of sterling wire spirals, gradually soldered into a cage to hold the stone, and finally closed securely by interleaving two of the spirals.
Test piece for a commission – using plaster of paris to hold intricate structures together for soldering, and making a twist-brooch for the first time. I think it would look better with two more barnacles of different sizes.
This is a variation on one of my early designs of swaying willow leaves, but using counterweighting to change how the structure sits and moves.
A new wavy silver ring, and a remake of a nut ring with a broken shank – reshaping, fitting and glueing in a sterling silver band.
Spiral etched copper discs on a braided cotton cord, simple casual bracelet.
Tricky to photograph, but this commissioned copper and sterling silver pendant features three etched initials: SLC.
Contact me if you’re interested in commissioning a similar personalised pendant.
The lovely lady herself supplied the sartorially-enhanced pipe-smoking T-Rex, and I complimented it with a solid but romantic Stegosaurus.
Windmill earrings from sterling silver.
Sterling silver heart stud earrings – on Etsy.