I have finally got round to re-opening my etsy shop after a longer than expected break. I've made some new work inspired by microscopic life. Here are a couple of examples.
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
I've had a go a designing and making a chain link necklace. I don't think I'll be making too many more, as it was quite laborious. But as a 'one off' I enjoyed the challenge and I've been wearing it a lot. Sometimes it's nice to make something for myself, just for fun. I oxidised the silver and gently rubbed it back to highlight the balled section.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
No blogging for nearly two months and then I come along with two posts in one day!
Inspired by cells, lichen, moss, biology, geology and water.
Made from silver, resin, mother of pearl, gold foil, glass fragments, pearls, glass beads, semi-precious stones and a tiny dot of gold.
When I started this blog I decided to try to write a post on a weekly basis. Well, I have failed miserably and it is ages since my last entry. I blame a virusy computer and children being off school for holidays. However, I have not been entirely lazy and have been working on new jewellery. This mixed media brooch includes resin, enamel and rose quartz and combines my favourite jewellery making techniques. I am also experimenting with a new way (for me) of doing a brooch pin. So of course I've had to road test it myself, by wearing it as much as possible. It's holding up really well and I'm looking forward to making more like this in the future.
Monday, 22 March 2010
I love making these little flower pins at the moment. I'm still using silver and resin, but having fun playing with different materials. These ones also have copper, mother of pearl, fragments of glass and gold foil in them. I might make a whole garden full of them!
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Sunday, 28 February 2010
I recently discovered the wonderful blog, mar de color rosa written by Montserrat Lacomba. I spent hours the other evening browsing through the hundreds of images of jewellery from all over the world. I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in jewellery design. So imagine my surprise when I logged in yesterday evening to find that Montserrat had included my work on her blog. I would like to send her a huge 'thank you' for featuring my jewellery and for writing such an informative and interesting blog.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
I've been making lots of jewellery in my 'flowers and leaves' range recently, in preparation for Spring. Now I've got a little time to experiment, I'm having a bit of a change of direction and am working on a new range. This time, inspired by geology, lichen and microscopic life. As you can see, circles are going to feature strongly in this new work.
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Here are some of the pieces I'm working on at the moment. They are in their skeletal form before having the resin inlayed. Some will end up in my etsy shop and others are going to a gallery. I like having a few days when I focus on metal working and soldering and then have a change and spend time doing the resin. The thing I'm not looking forward to is all the polishing up at the end, which I find a bit tedious.
I am very excited today as my work has been featured in the February issue of "Jewelry Artist" (Lapidiary Jounal) magazine. Thanks to Annie Osburn who phoned me to ask a few questions and wrote the article. The piece is all about artists who make jewellery using resin and I am featured along with Carla Pennie, Christina Aucone (Modica Design) and Tracy Page Smith, who all make beautiful jewellery.