Friday, September 27, 2013

Weddings are coming

Just a very quick update on what I'm doing at the moment:

The first wedding ring in a his/her set. It's comfort fit, which means the inside of the ring is curved to feel more comfortable on the fingers. I've spent... About an hour cleaning up this casting, and I've taken it to a pre-polish.

I'll tackle the actual polishing tomorrow.

Monday, September 16, 2013


Just another quick project to get off my bench:

This idea has been percolating for quite some time, and I actually wanted to do a cuttlefish casting for the top. Lacking space and cuttlefish, I settled for a hammered half circle.

Spent a rainy afternoon polishing my hammers (the finish on your hammers will transfer to your metal!) and banged these out in about an hour.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fiber and Metal

This has been kicking around my bench for... well.. actually... about a year now.

I found these awesome felt balls at That Bead Lady, and I had to have them because they were a mixed lot of really fantastic fall colours... My favorite!

I assembled the frame by myself using nickel silver (filing angles is still hard for me), and I used a sterling silver pin from Stones and Findings. I'm quite liking the idea of combining materials, mostly thanks to my Mom. I'm probably going to hang it on a sterling box chain.

Most of my work lately has been stringing.. so I'll hopefully get some pictures of that uploaded soon.