100 days

6shell

Sadly this simple cowrie shell necklace went missing in the post. The moral being to use padded envelopes so that it is less obvious that there might be jewellery boxes in the envelope/parcel. I hope it has a happy home somewhere.

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Open Studio May 21st/22nd

pewterbowlayeri

I’m making some new wee pewter bowls for Open Studios this weekend. These are sand castings and have a flow of metal through them.

pewtershell

I’ve also made a few pewter seashells – they still have the sand on, but I will clean them for Open Studio on Saturday. I sell the shells for charity (Imperial College’s Schistosomiasis control initiative).

If you visit my studio you can find out how I make them.

Week 28

All three brooches are finished for assessment. These two pieces are inspired by waves and have movement, but the aim of each is quite different. One is exotic and pretty pretty, the other is more rooted in colder climes (and is shown as a work in progress and complete)

silver, porcelain,crystal and paua shell

silver, porcelain,crystal and paua shell

oxidised copper, willow

oxidised copper, willow

mussel shell, willow, copper brooch (finished)

mussel shell, willow, copper brooch (finished)