Tuesday, 27 January 2009

A really good day...

You know how some days, everything just goes to plan... I had one of those yesterday and this is the result...This first one, I am SO excited by. I have, for the longest time, been an Art Nouveau addict and I've tried to express this in my jewellery... and yesterday I finally got it. This piece is three squiggles soldered together. I'm keeping this one for myself, but you will be seeing lots more of this type of thing.

This was the stage before - two squiggles joined together. I love the organic internal shapes that are formed.

This sweet little ring I made using an excellent on-line tutorial from Evan Hollander. Here's the link... http://www.dawnandevan.com/spiral_wire_wrap_ring_tutorial.htm

And this one is a simpler ring, hammered to give texture.


Then, more etching. These were done at college - still waiting to pluck up the courage to try this at home.

These first ones I drew the pattern on with a pen that's used to make printed circuit boards. It doesn't give a crisp design, but I like that. These look like they could be of archealogical interest, don't they? The thing I was trying with these was to get a border - and that worked.

For my next experiment, I pinched a couple of stickers from Martha's card making kit and burnished them onto the silver to make sure they got a firm hold. As you can see, this gives a much sharper outline than the pen. Both of these pairs will be made into stud earrings.

Then one that also used the pen - I really like this one. A pendant, I think...

And this last experiment used strips of address label. I'd read that they could be used as a resist, so thought I'd try it. The paper started to peel off quite quickly once they were in the acid, but obviously the solution was hot and strong enough to have already had an effect.

So, that was yesterday.

Today has been more of a paperwork day, so nothing new to show you. But who knows what tomorrow will bring!

Hope you have had a good day too.

Much love.
xx

6 comments:

BeadyPool said...

Gorgeous silver pieces. I love the squiggles soldered together.

Coburg Crafts said...

Thank you, Veryan. Glad you like the squiggles too, look out for more coming soon!

tinkerbell said...

Well Lesley, you are really enjoying your classes aren't you! Everything looks wonderful and I'm glad to see you are keeping your "squiggles" for yourself - it's very lovely.

Regards, Lynn

Jewellery Jobs said...

Love the Squiggles, you must be very patient to do this but the results are fantastic!! Keep It Up!!!

ChatElaine said...

I love the squiggles, and the rest as well. We do need to keep things for ourselves sometimes dont we??

Coburg Crafts said...

Thanks, Lynne, 'Jobs' and Elaine. I am SO enjoying making the new style squiggles... there will be lots more to see soon.

I'm just awaiting some new chains and then I'll be wearing my squiggle everywhere I go! Looking forward to it.