Monday, 28 April 2008

flush set pendant

We have just spent a wonderful weekend at my parents farm. Before I went I made a pendant for my sister (her birthday was in February) I never had time to take a decent picture but this will give you a rough idea of what it looked like.
Its made out of 2mm sterling plate and garnets.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

second attempt at anticlastic forming

Ok so my first attempt was way too big so its still unfinished.

This was my second try - it proved much harder then the first one.

I guess all I need to do is practice practice practice!!!

Sunday, 13 April 2008

sinusoidal stake

I find Aticlastic forms quite fascinating. Art jewellery magazine had a bangle project in the January magazine. The problem is they use a sinusoidal stake to form one.
I dont have one of those so I rushed off to Jewel tec to buy one - have money will shop -
they never had one but I wanted one so I showed the article to Andrew (my husband) and managed to convince him that it wouldnt be that diffucult to make one. Which he did and I have a new toy it just needs some refining which is a lot of sanding but that is my job and its a lot of work so I am going to do that after I have expoerimented with it.
Today I attempted to make a copper cuff - UUgh not as easy as it looks. The cuff is still unfinished.

Wednesday, 02 April 2008

curb chain

I enjoy making chains once in a while. This is 1mm wire. The links are formed around a 3mm round mandrel. soldered together then I used a 1.5 mmm round mandrel to form an oval shape. Each link is twisted 90 degrees. Taken directly out my new chain book.

Tuesday, 01 April 2008

beach glass earrings

I have finally used some of my beach glass.

I wanted the matt glass to contrast with the shiny metal.

I am interested to see how long the metal stays shiny.