I made this bracelet for a client who wanted something special for her best friends birthday. The words that she could choose from were LIVE, LOVE or WILD. She went for this.. I love the addition of the star fish and freshwater pearl as her friend lived by the coast. I used D shaped silver wire for the bangle, then pierced a round circle from silver sheet, hammered and domed and then letter impressed the wording. Finally polished and oxidised the silver to blacken it to highlight the wording and texture. A lot of work goes into the completion of a piece!
Much time is spent searching for sea glass when out on the beach, walking the dogs. Its quite a struggle to find much on the North Cornish coast, much glass being replaced by plastics, but every now and again I find a gem like this. Its like finding an emerald amongst the sand!
I spent the day in the studio today coming up with some new designs. I love this chain and decided aqua coloured sea glass and pearls dangling from it worked really well. They will be heading to the shop Jaunty Seagull in Bude where they stock and sell my work. More designing tomorrow, my favourite thing!
I designed and made this ring for a client who wished to celebrate her birthday by treating herself. It is made using 1.00mm gauge silver sheet and 4cm in diameter shaped and soldered into a ring. The ring had to be highly polished to remove all solder joins and fire stain before hammering, texturing and rubbing back to give it the final finish. She lives by a river that moves, ripples and reflects, so I wanted to create that in the design.
I found this MDF being thrown away at the tip and decided it could work as a brilliant backdrop for these pendants, really showcasing the colours of the labradorite in the middle necklace. I painted it using a Dulux test sample in the colour of striking cyan, leaving a bit of the texture and colour of the wood. Now in the latest Cornwall Living Magazine in their gallery section.