This is the finished, polished and ready to wear Tidal bangle. It is smaller and more wearable version of my previous Tidal Bangle post and a range I am currently working on. There will be more bangles, earrings and pendants to match. I am loving creating and designing in the studio, my favourite part of my job.
I think everyone sees the end result of silver. Highly polished, shining, reflecting and looking ready to wear. It takes a lot of work to get to to that stage. Firstly you need to solder the jewellery, pickle it, file it and finally polish. Here is a photo of exactly how messy this process is and gives you an idea of how silver looks before the shine. You can see why nail polish and long nails are not necessary!
A small diversion from jewellery...Who knew that these limpet shells could look so beautiful? This was a commission that I took from a customer who had collected shells from a beach sentimental to her. I varnished them to highlight the subtle colours and textures and love the result. I may even add to this collection...
This cuff bangle took sometime to make, but what a show stopper!! It is inspired by the ebbing flows of the tides and captures the reflections and movement of the sea. I will be making smaller and more wearable versions of this design for my Sea Collection on the website.
My rep visited today with such a huge selection of freshwater pearls to choose from. The colours, lustre and cost ranging hugely. I picked on these beautiful Keshi pearls, Biwa pearls and Akoya pearls all in shades of peacock greys, dove greys and brilliant whites. I can't wait to get creating with these gems, incorporating them with aqua sea glass and semi-precious stones. Pearls of the sea!