Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Amy!

Today, my youngest sister Amy turns 18!

Amy is smart, kind, funny, generous, a very good cook, organised, determined, a little crazy (in a good way) & I love her heaps.

In other words, she's pretty awesome & I'm very lucky to have her as a sister & a friend. 

We haven't taken nearly enough family portraits this year - both of these are from February, but she doesn't look much different now :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

on the wing { working 925 }

As promised, my second completed sterling piece.

The design went through some changes during it's development & I'm rather pleased with the outcome. Above you can see my paper mock-up, followed by one in heavier card (which was a really good idea - it led to a huge improvement in the shape of the middle layer), silver with cutting guidelines & the pieces before riveting.

The layers are held together with a rivet & there is a tube bail soldered onto the back.

project 1 from the workshops

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I've been enjoying the evening light & mild weather - very up & down weather (today was 31C - last week they had snow not far from us!), but mostly it's been lovely.

Doing lots of travelling getting to & from class - only two more weeks to go. I won't miss the travelling/early mornings/late nights, but I'm going to miss class. My second project is almost finished - it's just not quite photo-ready...some sanding & finishing left to do.

I've taken a huge amount of jewellery photos - both for the blog & for etsy. Random out-take below

Had some yummy baked goodies recently too - I made a Carrot Cake & Amy baked Lemon Curd Marble Muffins (but with stewed apples instead of lemon curd) - both from the River Cottage Everyday cookbook.Yum.

& the garden is full of all sorts of birds...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


some finished pieces, ready for pricing/listing/putting out in the shop...

previously seen (at various stages): here, here, here, here & here. This must be my most blogged batch of silver ever :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

something shiny...

lovely & shiny...fired, tumbled & ready for finishing, maybe some patina? or maybe not...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

a glimpse...

Just a little glimpse of my current batch of silver - sanded & smoothed & ready for the kiln...