Definition of "creative", according to my dictionary:
creating; able to create; inventive, imaginative; showing imagination as well as routine skill.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

YOJ wk 4 - The Blues earrings

The Blues hanging
Perfect pearls, iolite brios, sapphires, and sterling silver.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Year of jewellery wk 3 - Monet earrings

Monet earrings

I didn't set out to follow this week's theme in the Year of Jewellery but I think I was influenced by some of the other submissions (posted on time, unlike me, although these were done on Sunday). Green quartz, pale ametrine (just looks purple to me though, so I suspect it is actually amethyst), tourmaline, sterling silver and tiny Bali spacers hanging from my own handmade earwires.

Monet earrings hanging

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Year of Jewelry wk 2 - 10 gauge cross

Cross reflection

I had some 10g wire left over from the bangle I posted last week and I picked it up to play around without having a specific goal in mind. This is where it ended up. I am quite pleased with this piece. As often happens there are scuffs or scratches visible in the photo that are not noticable to the naked eye.


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Year of Jewellery wk 1 - hammered bangle

Bashed bangle

This came about as a result of a challenge on the Jewelry Artist Network forum. The idea was to make something with a maximum of 12" of 10g wire. We could use solder and a small amount of other wire for findings - clasp, earwires, whathaveyou - but otherwise the piece had to be made of the 10g wire. No stones, no wrapping, no other adormnents.

I didn't start it with a plan but just went with the flow. First I flattened the ends, drilled and riveted them together, and then realized my bangle was very blah. So I hammered a bunch more to put the curves in. Didn't like the hammer marks so I did some filing, sanding, and polishing to remove them.

Don't like this much but it was a fun exercise.