Saturday, 17 January 2015

In the frame - two new necklaces

Lots going on at the workbench this weekend. Spent yesterday constructing the frames and various other elements for two new pieces. The rectangular one involved some very fiddly soldering to get the wire that dissects the ovals to sit nicely in place. But I'm pleased with the way it's looking so far, even with just an initial clean up of the firescale.


I'm planning to get some intense colours into it - and I've been playing with colour options in photoshop, to see how it could look.

These experiments are very rough, but they do allow me to explore colour options very quickly, just by using the sliders on the colour edit part of the program.

This piece will be going off to Goldsmiths Hall in London to have my unique hallmark applied to it. This imposes on me an even stronger urge to get it right!

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Plans for 2015

I've been busy at the workdesk over the last few days, hammering, soldering, stringing and mixing resin to finish 2 of the necklaces I started last year. These 2 pieces are very different - one chunky and rustic, inspired by gathering seeds in the Autumn, and the other one glittering with fiery greens and ambers - hence her name - 'Aurora'.

Both of them have found new homes and I'm starting some new pieces this week, I'm itching to do some more wire-wrapping and have an idea for a piece inspired by a coral reef. It will give me an excuse to use some lovely vibrant colours.

I'm planning some larger pieces this Spring - so I have registered with the Assay Office in London, so that I can have my bigger pieces hallmarked. I'm very excited, as I am having my own makers punch created with my unique mark on and this will be applied together with the other statutory marks that make up a hallmark.