Friday, 28 March 2008

Play date

Today Penny and I got together to play.We set aside everything else and just made stuff it was great. I love having someone to bounce ideas off of.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

fused glass pendant

Penny and I took time out from our schedules on Friday to go on a fused glass course - just for fun. It was great. I got lazy towards the end and never glued the top piece of glass down. So it shifted a bit in the kiln making my hole skew and the top and bottom piece not line up. It doesnt look too bad though and is definately wearable.

Now all I need is a kiln - I want to play more!!!

Monday, 10 March 2008

hollow copper ring

This is a prototype for a silver ring I want to make. I never had a template so I had to make my own So I made this test in copper first. Copper solder is not my favourite thing to work with - it makes so much mess and and and.... but here is my first hollow ring with a resin.

Monday, 03 March 2008

etched copper earrings

With these earrings I drew the basic shape with a scribe and my oval stencil.
I then made the form a little more 3 dimensional using dapping punches.

I got a recipe for a copper etching solution from Jewelry artist network forum (thanks Tammy)which I used to etch the inner pattern. I used candle wax as a resist. I melted the wax in a tuna tin then dipped the whole piece into the melted wax. I then used a toothpick to remove the wax where I wanted my pattern. The resist seemed to work well. Although I noticed that the acid was starting to get under the wax at the edges when I removed my pieces.