Thursday, 12 February 2015

Partner in crime

I have finally stopped jumping up and down with glee long enough to write this post.
At the same time as looking through my very talented partners blog.
So without further a due here she is
Robin Showstack 
Maker of some wonderful jewellery and liker of some great BBC programmes :)
I am in awe of the many different hops Robin has participated in , and after a quick chat find we have some similar likes and dislikes!
Now i can start the first part of this challenge, sorting which selection of goodies i will send to her.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Not all those who wander…………..

I am sure after seeing the cryptic title of this post you are wondering what it is all about?
Well here goes.
My journey into making jewellery seriously started several years ago when i realised i had to listen to the doctors advice.
After lots of making and sculpting using wood and metals my wrists were unable to take any more.
Arthritis was causing me a lot of pain and missed work days.
My answer was to turn to jewellery making, which had always been a occasional hobby.

Example of some of my work.

I love using copper and am hoping to get some silver making lessons this year.
I love using artisan components in all colours ,shapes and sizes. 
I have no firm dislikes when it comes to beads and components, although there could always be a first time.
Vintage items are wonderful to work with as are all new beads. 
I love most materials and would always have a go with new ones.

My work is very eclectic as are the materials i choose, although some would say i just can not decide on my favourite medium!

This collage of some of my work sums up my travels with jewellery making over the last couple of years.
I have never ventured into the mysteries of seed beading/weaving as i view the wonders of this art too magical for me!!
I love copper work and cutting,torching, hammering makes me feel like i still sculpt(just in miniature)
I find asymmetric work really hard although i do occasionally make pieces.
I am still finding my feet with blogging so your patience is appreciated and any constructive advice graciously received.
Ps trying to pop up side buttons asap.