Monday, 15 December 2014

Pink Necklace

Having fun putting my hollow pieces together to make clusters.

Friday, 14 November 2014


So...where was I up to?
I have been making hollow pieces for a little while now. Mainly by constructing them out of two halves.

Never quite satisfied, I continued experimenting. My aim was to make the items in one piece, creating the opportunity for a more organic, less constructed style...

Above are some very rough and ready early experiments.
I finished this little necklace yesterday.  I'm happy with the shape and the surface pattern and plan to make more miniature vessels in this style soon.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Surface Pattern

The technique I use to make my pieces allows me to vary the surface pattern around the three dimensional resin shapes. These photos show examples of the patterns I have been experimenting with.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Why Hollow Resin?

I love working with different materials.  With resin it was the colour possibilities that first attracted me. The most usual ways for jewellers to use resin are to set it in a mould or to pour into a retaining structure (often silver).  My own work involved filling shaped silver wires with resin.  Recently I have been experimenting with making three dimensional items.  The hollow pieces I am currently working on allow me to create surface pattern all around the piece.  I also feel that light reflects differently through them than if they were solid shapes.  I am looking forward to sharing some of my experiments here.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Hollow Resin Jewellery

One of the things I love about working with resin is the endless possibility of colour and shape available to the maker.  My previous work involved shaping silver wire and filling with coloured resin.  After a few years of working this way, I began to feel the need to try new things. Moving to Scotland gave me the excuse I needed to take some time off to develop my practice in new ways.  I have been experimenting with making hollow three dimensional pieces with resin.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

New home, new jewellery

So much has happened in the two years since I last posted...I now live in Scotland, not far from Glasgow.  The family are all settled in our new life and it feels as though the dust is finally settling for me too.  I am slowly getting back to making jewellery in my new basement studio.  I am working on a new range at the moment, experimenting with making hollow forms in resin.  I hope to show some pieces soon.