I was asked by a customer if I could make her a gold initial M necklace, like the one Miley Cyrus wears. I confess, dear readers, that I did have to take to Google to find out who Miley Cyrus actually was. I am very much not up to date with popular culture it turns out – I mainly listen to Radio 5 and shouty punk music! In my defence, this was also a couple of weeks before Miley’s now somewhat infamous VMA performance… → Read more
More little skate numbers!
This jammer helmet necklace was customised with the skater’s colours and skate number, 03. Threes are one of my favourites to cut out. Not sure why really, there’s just something pleasing about the shape of them… → Read more
I was recently asked to make a pair of complimentary wedding rings from silver, with a hammered texture.
So far, so right up my street – I love hitting stuff with hammers. The slightly tricky part was that the bride’s ring had to fit around her engagement ring, which had a large, emerald cut stone. Having done some googling on shaped wedding rings for emerald cut stones, I drew a bit of a blank, as most wedding rings for this rectangular shape of stone are flat bands that fit under the stone, rather than going around it. → Read more
I have decided I would like to make tiny little sterling silver biscuits to go with my tiny silver teacup and saucer I’ve been working on. Everyone loves biscuits right?
To start with, my favourites, a custard cream, a bourbon biscuit and a jammie dodger. → Read more
I discovered the marvelousness that is the GRS Benchmate system on my diamond setting course and have been coveting one ever since. Unfortunately they are very much on the expensive side, so didn’t think it was something I’d be able to have any time soon. → Read more
You may recall that I was thinking about getting a tiny crown collet made via CAD.
Well, a lovely man, with apparently infinite patience, named Joe is currently doing this for me. He sent me this marvellous little rendered video of what it will look like this week. How clever is that?! I could watch this for hours – it’s hypnotic!
As I’ve previously mentioned, I really struggle with 3D things. I see them in my head, but my poor silly brain can’t cope with translating the thing in my head into a physical form.
So, I’ve set myself a little challenge of making a series of charms using wax carving. If I don’t practice, I’m never going to get better at it, right?
I’m starting with a tiny teacup and saucer, as it’s a design I’ve wanted to do for a while. → Read more