I found some old photos of early jewellery that I made today and realised that they are the beginnings of the idea that I am now expanding upon so I thought I would share them with you.
This is a piece I made when studying silversmithing at adult evening classes quite a few years ago. I was a struggling single parent to a young child and had to rely on my neighbour to babysit so I could attend. It was hard work dragging myself out of the house on those dark winter evenings when I was already tired. But totally worth it for the confidence it inspired and the people I met there and the silversmithing qualification after a year.
This was a supplementary piece for my end of year assessment- the copper ( was plumbers pipe cut open with snips and hammered flat - I couldn't afford to buy silver even back then when it was just£11 for a 10cm square! ) ovals are hand cut and rolled through a rolling mill with leaves. You can see the photo section under a glass lens bubble- looks like an interesting idea?
Here is a bracelet I made using bezels with photos set under krylon triple thick spray- waaaaaay before I discovered ICE resin. The krylon worked ok but did become tacky with age and then got dirty. But you can see the idea was brewing.... The photos were from an image that I still use now and it remains one of my favourite photos- the woods and river with reflections (was first up pic on previous blog post)
Here is a close up- you can see I still hadn't discovered how to use headpins and was still constructing my own with a loopy end!
Why not share some of your journey in a blog post- would love to see?
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