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Showing posts from November, 2012

A Little Etsy Love

                                                                                                                              Thank you to Nancy of  A Little Etsy Love for featuring my  Etsy shop on the blog yesterday And remember it's still 10% off everything in my shop til end of Dec 2012!        

Finished! My Second Silver Jewellery Course Project

Here's the finished silver pendant I made as the second project for the silver jewellery evening class course I'm on. The "brief" for want of a better word, was amulets and charms. I didn't really know what an amulet was - I thought it was something you put things in - it's something you wear like a talisman to protect you from danger and bad luck so like a good luck charm really! I loved the finger shape of an amulet I saw on a Jewish jewellery website so decided to go with that to start with. I also wanted to add texture with skeleton leaves and pierce out a shape as I haven't done any piercing before. I managed to break 3 saw blades piercing out the heart! I melted some sterling silver to form balls then hammered and stamped them and soldered them above the heart. Then it was a case of filing and sanding, using the triangle file to add the cut in bits at the bottom and making and soldering a jump ring for hanging. I finished off by oxidizi

10% Off In My Etsy Shop? Yes Please!

I've decided to have a 10% off event in my Etsy shop until 31 December. That's 10% off everything including my handmade findings! Just use the code "CINNAMON" to qualify. I felt the need to stamp circles on metal last week. I have a thing about circles which apparently goes back to my childhood. Way back when I was three and we lived in Toronto my Mum's friend Judy always knew which child had scribbled on her apartment wall in crayon { circles : me, other things : her son } I still love circles today and they do feature in my jewellery quite a lot in one form or another :D Not circles but leaf vein texture using skeleton leaves and the rolling mill at college on a piece of "practise" copper sheet which found it's way home with me and turned into a pair of earrings :D