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Monday, 31 January 2011

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Day 20

Some more Gothic images today, this time for a necklace, made with silver chain and hand drawn images on plastic.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Day 19

And another ring,  with the same theme of the simple black drawing on white.
These rings are taking on a life of their own, each one larger than the last, and the drawing more elaborate.

Day 18

Another ring for the new collection.

I'm really drawn to  irregular shapes when I'm designing these rings,  as though the plastic 'gem' is a fragment of something discovered, and I love the simplicity and stark contrast of the black and white.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Day 17

A little green brooch pin is my item for today, made with the fabulous shrinking plastic of course, and sterling silver for the pin.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Day 16

I just cant resist that shrinking plastic! Here is another ring made using a hand drawn pattern on plastic with a matte silver shank and setting.

Day 15

Knowing that I have to post a new piece of work on this blog every day is certainly helping with my productivity, Just pass me another coffee/pro plus/red bull, and I can make it to 2 am again !

Another addition to the Rosemary wreath range was completed today. I used some tiny rice pearls in this necklace, they give it a delicate look and it looks so pretty when worn.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Day 14

I'm loving this shrinking plastic! I bought a pack of it about a year ago and have only just got round to experimenting with it thanks to my make a piece a day challenge.
For today's piece I've drawn an ornate vintage pattern onto an irregular shape and set it as a 'gem' in a silver ring which has been oxidised.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Day 13

An experiment with some shrinking plastic. I've never used this plastic before, but love the idea of using  drawings in my jewellery so literally.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Day 12

Nothing goes to waste these days.  I'm always on the lookout for inspiration or materials to make my daily wearable item!
This necklace was made from the trimmings of a fringe curtain used in a window display from the shop I work in. I just couldn't put it in the bin!

I've added some gold chain and some beads to create this necklace.

Day 11

On day 11 I made a bag. It was made from the remains of a broken box lid, a casualty of my messy workspace, and some left over fabric.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Day 10

I thought it was about time for a splash of colour, I used oxidised silver and red silk thread to make this bracelet.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Day 9

Back to nature, I must be longing for green leaves on the trees again, roll on spring. Luckily, I had squirreled away some dried leaves to make this necklace.

Day 8

Today's wearable item is a ring to match the brooch and necklace in the previous two posts,  I'd really like to expand on this idea,  make the design larger and add the symmetry of the other pieces.

Day 7

Managed a whole week, hurray!!

I'm on a quest to get a new collection together, so my most recent items have run along a similar theme. I made this brooch to match the necklace from day 6.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Day 6

I really needed to focus on making some jewellery for my collection today,  so my wearable item for day 6 is this silver Rosemary necklace, a piece that will be appearing in my etsy shop soon.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Day 5

I love rings, but don't make them very often. I think that's because I tend to make ones that are very impractical, but you might just be able to go about your every day life wearing this one.  I made this using a seed pod from my favourite tree in my garden and silver clay.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Day 4

Today brings a pair of stag earrings that I've been thinking about for ages to go with my other stag pieces. These are made of sterling silver and might well pop up in my etsy shop soon!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Day 3

Day 3 of my spontaneous 3D sketchbook, and today's wearable item is a bird wing necklace. The bird wing is made of paper, attached to a long silver chain, with the words 'Second Post' from a second hand book cover.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Day 2

And here is the second offering, a brooch design I've been thinking about for a while, paying homage to Victorian jewellery. I made this using sterling silver and a single light grey pearl


Here is my first effort, put together in about an hour using materials I had within grasping distance of my workbench, a second hand book cover, a brass bead, tiny piece of off-cut silver wire, and a kirby grip. (yes, my workbench is a mess!)
The result is this rather fancy hair slide.