Photography

Snow

I want to take some photos of my new items, but currently my usual props (bits of stone, slate, wood) are under about five inches of fluffy snow.  So this happened instead:

These are saw pierced from sterling silver, with tiny freshwater pearls and textured by hand.  At some point in the future I plan to make things that are not triangular.  I’ve become a bit fixated on the shape, and I’m struggling a bit to come up with any new ideas at the moment.  I put it down to the season.

So, I’ve decided it’s a good time to hone my skills.  I’ve made a few more rings; they’re just plain bands though, so not much to see.  My next purchase will be a cabochon that I can set in silver.

2013

Happy new year!  (A bit late).

Just a quick one.

2012 was a busy year, but there were a few things I forgot to do.

This year I’d like to master rings.

 

 

Okay.  I did make these.  But they took FOREVER and a few failures.  I love them and I wear them all the time (the big one will not come off) and that is why I want more.  Oh – and to sell.

I want to see more live music.  I saw plenty this year… but… more now please!  We’re seeing this lady in London at the end of the month:

 

I’m so excited.

12.12.12

Today’s date is weird.

And everything is looking very spiky outside.

Tools

It’s been a while, so here are some vintage tools I picked up recently.  I’ve been experimenting with texturing metal, and so far it’s been pretty successful, not to mention popular with customers at craft fairs.  I got three metal punches (or that’s what I’m going to use them for anyway) and a hammer.

I bet there’s a ton of stuff around here with the G.W.R. stamp on it.  Nice bit of history.

Next time: some of my experiments with texturing.

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