River Rings

If you have been reading my blog for the last couple of weeks you will already know that I went home to Ireland for the month of August.  I am VERY lucky to have a job that allows me to work remotely.  If you haven’t been reading my blog.  I GOT TO GO HOME FOR A MONTH AND IT WAS AWESOME!  Now that I am back in my second home Brighton, it is time to share a few lovely experiences and the inspiration for my next collection.

My sister lives in a remote area of West Cork.  We went to visit and she made us TASTY soup and took us on a little trip for a wee walk afterwards.  We went to Roberts Cove.  It is a beautiful little cove in Cork.  Probably perfect for smuggling whiskey or laying the anchor of your pirate ship in the old days.

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This is where I got my inspiration for these River Rings.  The channels of water going through the sand.  The mini rivers making their way to the sea.  And the larger river at the back with all the lovely rocks making the water fight it’s way to the sea.

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These three rings have the river channels running through them.  I made one wide chunky ring (green) one with a slight arch and one with a little seat for a stone.  I have also made a skinny version of the wide chunky one.  But I don’t have a picture of that yet.

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I really like the different channels of “water” going through the wax.  They will be cast in silver and I am hoping to get very good at setting stones so that the River Ring with a Stone will be EXTRA sparkly.

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I am looking forward to making some earrings and necklaces in the same style.  A little work in progress to get me through the winter.

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Thanks for reading.

New jewellery

Hello Again 🙂

I have been very busy over the last couple of months.  Mainly with my first craft fair!  It was a really great experience and I am looking forward to my next one in July.  First Saturday of the month at Lewes Craft market.

In the meantime I have been working on various new designs.  Working in wax, working with new tools and experimenting with new metals and finishes.

These are a few of the little bubble pieces that I have just received back from casting.  I am going to make some earrings, tops of rings, tie pins and maybe a necklace or two.  I am also planning on experimenting with gold plating them.  Yay!

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And this is the entire lot.  So I have new rings in there.  And more little blobby, bubbles (I have no idea how to name them) and a triquetra which started out as a commission.  I spent just over three months working on that and really grew to love it.  So I think some earrings and a necklace will be an awesome addition to my collection.

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Watch this space for the finished pieces!

Thank you for reading 🙂