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Wax carving safety pin necklace work in progress

Started on a new project this week involving some more wax carving. I really love my new wax carving tools! → Read more

Silver custard cream tea and biscuits necklace

My super-cute little custard cream design has been very popular again this month, together with my other biscuits in the collection.

This little custard cream has been happily paired with my gemstone teacup necklace: → Read more

Silver mens hammered wedding ring

A recent commission led me to making this gorgeous, shiny hammered wedding band. → Read more

Silver custom roller deby skate number necklace

Another custom roller derby skate order, with the skater’s number and gemstones in her team colours. Still love doing these! → Read more

Sterling silver hammered texture wedding rings

And so my tool-buying spree continues. Ooops. Couldn’t resist this lovely Fretz texturing hammer. Hitting things with hammers is fun… → Read more

I have finally finished the lightning bolts that have been skulking grumpily on my workbench for the past two years! → Read more

So, that $9 piece of plastic I was so excited about? Totally works. Put my Foredom handpiece into it, clamped it in the Benchmate and tada – mini lathe! → Read more

Wolf Tools flex shaft collar

I’ve been on a little bit of a tool buying spree recently. Having finally replaced my ancient, rusting dental tools, I bought some more lovely new things! → Read more

I’d always discounted making videos of my work in progress, as I suspected it was all terribly complicated! However, it turns out you can do timelapse photography videos using just a smartphone and an app. Technology is marvellous, isn’t it?

I thought I’d have a play with it to show the process of cutting, filing and engraving one of my skate numbers. I need to play around with the settings more – two hours of work ended up as a surprisingly short video – but it was really fun to do.

Piercing from Lauren Grace on Vimeo.

I did another one of a roller derby skate in progress, but I think the piercing one with the number works better.

skate 2 from Lauren Grace on Vimeo.

Wolf wax carving jewellery tools

…with exciting new tools! After a brief hiatus doing battle with tax returns (creative people are generally bad at maths!) I’ve been easing myself back into the workshop with some new wax carving tools.

I’ve been really enjoying wax carving with these tools – so much better than my ancient, rusty dental picks I’ve been using for the last few years. You just get into a rhythm of working the tiny carvers through the wax with Netflix on in the background. It’s actually very relaxing! I get through a lot of shows on Netflixin the workshop – after the darkness of binge watching Breaking Bad and Making a Murderer, I’m currently having some light relief with Gossip Girl (don’t judge!) and Better Call Saul. → Read more