My workshop is land-locked, but with a recording of waves lapping a pebbly shore and memories of sparkling waters in my mind, I’ve created this ring so one can carry the sea with them always.
Shaped to mimic surf breaking on a beach, it catches the eye but is low-profiled and comfortable for everyday wear. The rest of the band echoes waves over deeper water.
UK size O (approx 7 1/2 US, 55 1/4 EU), but I can enlarge it by a size or two on request.
Hand-carved in wax then cast in solid sterling silver, and hand-finished.
Australian black jade beads reminiscent of Go stones, engraved with ‘the first move’.
Here’s my first wax carving! This is intended to be cast into metal, and is practice for branching out into making sculpted jewellery.
New earrings – swirly hardware and a lightly dished bright copper disc with a hammered texture. Elegant, lightweight, shimmery and eye-catching.
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.