Yes I know it’s small and plain but it’s the first thing I’ve made in silversmithing class at Wensum Lodge and I shall treasure it forever!
Spent a very happy morning in class learning how to file, sand and polish. There's something very exciting about wearing a full face mask and using some power tools! After a final buff on a wheel with jewellers rouge it was done and gleaming.
asked to take in some sketches of what we would like to make next and I had
done 3 sketches of proposed pieces. Val the tutor said all were achievable but
after a chat we decided on my idea for a copper pendant on a Viking weave
I will be learning how to make the chain at home over the next few days
and then next Tuesday I am going to learn how to use a jewellers piercing saw. Watch
this space to see if my fingers survive unscathed!