A variation on my Dragon Buckle, this time in sterling silver and mounted on a shaped, thinned leather collar.
I’m eagerly awaiting the return of my latest batch of casts, and in the meantime, have been experimenting with oxidisation and polish.
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.