13 Aug 2014

Roses are red.......or silver

I've been making roses for a woman who wanted to have a piece of jewellery to commemorate her late grandfather who was a keen gardener. First I made a ring, and then she also asked for matching earrings. It's a very different style to what I usually make - an interesting challenge to make them look like real roses. All of the roses are about 1cm diameter. So here's the ring:

and here are the matching stud earrings:

4 Aug 2014

Gold ring

I had a heavy gold link from a bracelet or necklace that had been taken out because the bracelet/necklace was too long. I wanted to use the link to make a gold ring, trying to cut out as little gold as possible. So I hammered and hammered and filed and finally made it into the shape I wanted. The only blip was that due to the original shape of the link, there was a little gap/hole in the shank of the new ring that I had to fill, which I did using the bits I had cut out during the process. So, except for the solder, the ring is made entirely from that one original link. I made photos along the way to show the progression. You can see more photos of the progression on the Facebook page for Studio E174, which is where I did most of the work: https://www.facebook.com/studioe174 

Here are a few of the photos: 

1 Aug 2014

Jewellery evening classes at Studio E174

Studio E174 are now taking bookings for autumn evening classes - filling up fast! Based in High Wycombe.

Silversmithing Classes start on Monday 15th September, Jewellery Classes start on Tuesday 23rd September. Classes are 2 1/2 hours and cost £230 for 10 sessions.

To see previous student work, further information and a booking form please visit http://www.studio-e174.co.uk/index.php?page=evening-classes

Follow what's happening at the Studio on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/studioe174