Tidal Necklace

all those little castings put together into finished pieces …

Becca Williams Tidal Necklace and Earrings 72dpi

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Sapphire Earrings: Part Two

Now that the wedding that these were made for has passed (and very happily too) it’s safe to post the pictures!

Here’s the finished result of all that careful making:

I’m very plesed with how they polished up and the bride was delighted too!

Sapphire Earrings: Part one

Today I spent some time working on a something for a family friend, making sapphire earrings to match a piece that she’s going to wear on her wedding day.

It was something of a rush job so instead of making a wax carving to cast or getting them put into CAD/CAM production I opted to go all old fashioned and make them totally by hand:

It was actually really nice to get engrossed in something a little different from my usual work, and to have a bit of a challenge too.

So now they’re ready to polish and, after that, the stones will go in (probably sometime next week):

Press Form Practice #4

So, where was I with my press forming?

Ah, yes – earrings:

I’ve played around with the balance and hang of the larger piece a little more and I think I’m finally settled. I much prefer slightly asymmetric shapes to the precise structure of symmetrical ones – these look a little more like the fish/boats and sea of the coast that inspired them. I’ve got some new etching patterns in mind to decorate them too.

So far the range is shaping up like this:

though there’s at least another large brooch form already cut and waiting to be sampled on my bench …

Earrings today …

Earrings are some of my favourite things to wear (… and buy) but lately I’ve been rather addicted to making studs and haven’t really got very involved in the world of the drop earring.

So, I have a plan to remedy that:

and a press form:

… and some more when I’m back in the studio on Wednesday …