Earrings from the seashore

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I made 10 earrings yesterday as a set, using pieces found on the beach and other oddments/treasures from my collection.

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Scottish Sculpture Workshop (1)

I spent a week exploring developments of my casting. I managed to fit in two bronze pours and remake the moulds ready for a third.castbronzejan2017viii

This picture shows bronze ready to pour, with some mould boxes in the foreground.

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This picture shows small sapphires pinned into the beachsand mix. I am working on making sapphire windows in the cast bronze bowl.

Goldsmith’s Library research

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I continued the research for my next collection at The Goldsmith’s Company library. What a fabulous collection and what helpful people. I love the pinned pearls in medieval jewellery and may incorporate this.

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This pewter badge would be sewn to clothing, having been mass produced as a casting.

I love the primitive art work….

Getting Started

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I’m heading back to the studio to start work on all the new ideas from my week at Goldsmith’s Getting Started course. First job will be the year planner. Fortunately I now have two – one from HSWalsh (a freebie in our goodie bag) and one from the Design Trust.

I also had a drink with the new owner of the fine silver bowl pictured on exhibit at Goldsmiths.