Monday, 23 February 2009

just some wee bits I have been making.....

Of course I have had to play around with some of my silver art clay and my kiln. So this one is a nettle leaf - found one nettle in my perfectly kept garden ;0). I have antiqued the piece at the end to just lift the colour and so its not shiny shiny silver

This is a cork clay mould that I made and then covered in silver art clay, it doesn't show up very well on the photo, but i have etched into the clay, and again it needed to go into the kiln to fire as i have used cork clay. I have soldered on a finding to the back and it makes a great looking pendant - I plan on doing another one but making a brooch with an unusual backing...won't give to much away!!! but no nicks it won't be for your birthday as I am sure you don't deserve it

and finally a ring that I have made on my silversmithing course. I am totally chuffed to bits with this one.
I cut and shaped the ring out of a sheet of silver, made the bezel for the stone setting soldered that to the ring and then set the stone - an opal - into the ring. I'm not into the shiny shiny silver so have made it look more "brushed" looking, but have drawn the line just this time and have not antiqued it!!. hope you like them.

Right lots more piccys to come later in the week as I have two full days to play - can't wait.