Sunday, December 30, 2007

Flower Pendant

The photo doesn't do this justice, I cut out the shape and then hammered it into a 3D shape, it has turned out the way I imagined it, and am really pleased with it. Will definitely do some more 3D pieces.

Curly Earrings

This pic isn't so great, but the earrings are fun, and turned out really nicely.

Carnelian Earrings

December has been quite hectic with all the preparations, and so I haven't had time to post all the things I have been doing. I have also been trying, without success to take better photos, but hopefully in the New Year, I will be able to go and take lessons from someone who really knows what he is doing!!! Watch this space, in the meantime, here are the earrings I made Mum for Christmas, they are clip-ons and I think they turned out quite nicely, I hope Mum likes them.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Earrings with squiggles

These earrings evolved from a couple of ideas on sweat soldering, and just kept evolving until they were done? Sometimes you just have to let it happen.

Domes with hoops

These hoops started out as something different that didn't work out, and the domes were going to be a bead, but I was playing around with pieces on my table, and they clicked together and just worked. The pic doesn't really do them justice.

Mother of pearl pendant

This pendant was inspired by the mother of pearl button that I set in it. I found the button in my mother's button tin.

Smoky quartz ring

I love smoky quartz, hope this ring does justice, although the picture doesn't.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Carnelian Ring

Nikki very kindly gave me a demonstration of how to take pics, and she took this pic of a carnelian ring that I made a while ago, not bad, hey. Hope that I have learnt something from her, and that my next pics are just as good?

Purple Swarovski Ring

I almost forgot to post this, this is a purple swarovski crystal, and I used a big stone for 2 reasons, one being that it is fashionable at the moment to have large stones in rings, and the second reason being that obviously bigger is easier, haaahhaaaa, wrong, this was much harder than the first one I did on course, which was about a quarter of the size. But eventually I got this right and am glad I persevered, because it has turned out well.
Hope you think so too!!! Now to attempt a large oval? We'll see.

3 Ring Earrings

I loved making these earrings, and I love wearing them!!!!

Decided to try out my cutting skills on this celtic design, and was very pleased with the result.

Pastel Watch

Made this watch for fun, I think I might make a couple for Xmas.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Chain Earrings

Love these earrings, they are a bit heavier than I thought they would be, but I was still able to wear them for a day and my ears were fine.

Carnelian Filigree Pendant

Then I tried filigree, this pendant came out fine, although have learnt lots, and would change a couple of things, and it is not very centred, but good for a first attempt.

Chain Bracelet

I made this next, I loved making this chain, using heavier wire and the clasp was also fun to make, you can see I really like the textured hammered look!!!

Sodalite Stamped Earrings

These are sodalite, and since they were a pair, I had to make earrings, also was trying out stamping patterns, think I should antique these, they are very bling? We'll see.

Jasper pendant

The stones in this pendant just begged to go together and this is how I saw them. This pendant took much longer than I expected, suppose I was using new techniques, but I just love this one, not sure I would want to sell it!!!

Lapis Lazuli Pendant

I love lapis lazuli, so made this pendant next, also hammered texture, and the antiqued look.

Hammered Discs

I love dangly earrings so I made these simple disks, which are hammered to give this lovely texture, and I antiqued it, because I love the look, and polished up the raised areas.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Thought that I should post this pic of my sister, Laura, wearing her tiara, just to show where I began!!! She's gorgeous, hey!!!! Oh, and I made all the jewellery too, also embroidered the dress, but don't have a pic of that!!!

I made these celtic earrings to show off my cutting skills, I love these earrings and wear them often. Unfortunately my photography skills need work!!!

What else I have made

These are some of the things that I have made, beginning in order of progress.

Monday, October 22, 2007

This is what I made on the first course that I went on last year. That was when I realised that I had found what I wanted to do. Only took 20 years?!!!!!
I am beginning this blog to have a presence on the net, to track my progress, and to show off what I make to my friends!!! So here goes.....................