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Student Etching & I Must Make Myself a Pair of These ! Day 19

Yesterday was Day 2 of Fran & Sue’s Wonderful Week of Jewellery and here are just some of the things they made.

Copper etching - salt water etching workshop

Etched designs ready to be used tomorrow

The previous nights homework was to produce some designs to etch.  Fran & Sue used stamps to create their designs and these were scanned in and printed onto PNP paper.  This was then ironed onto copper sheet and etched using the salt water etching method – as you can see the etch was very successful visit my blog over the next few days to see what they made out of these pieces.

We explored other ways of creating a resist for etching including using nail art plates and nail varnish – Here are the earrings Fran made, they will be oxidized later but also look great bright.

etched copper earrings jewellery making workshop

Copper & silver etched earrings

Sue had taken a fancy to a riveted prototype pendant I had made and came up with this lovely design in silver.

Riveted Silver Pendant

The two rings are held between two long pieces of silver which have been textured in the rolling mill then riveted together – the chain just slips between giving the pendant lots of movement.

Today was a rest day but Fran & Sue decided to keep on working on their own, drop by tomorrow to see what they made.

I Must Make Myself a Pair of These !
I have been busy with orders recently and making theses earrings for Louise reminded me how much I like them – I really must make myself a pair – I’m sure I deserve them 😉

Handmade silver dandylion earrings

Blown Away – Handmade in silver – £18 and they arrive in a cute aluminium tin.

Gorgeous dandylion heads are stamped onto handmade silver discs and given a slightly sanded finish then hung on handmade silver ear wires.

Blown Away dandy lion clock silver earrings

Just me tomorrow to see what we all make !

October Make & Show Challenge – This month I have set myself the challenge to make something and post about it everyday – follow my blog for automatic updates.  Some of the jewellery featured is available for sale here  – http://www.lavidalerie.com/BlogJewellery.html

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And Breathe…. Day 4

It started when I ordered 2mm square silver wire instead of round.  I didn’t want to send it back so instead I sat down and came up with these designs using it –

Breathe Collection
I love stamped jewellery and this bracelet is stamped with tiny 1mm letters – Breathe but can be made to order with any other words or names.
breathe handmade silver ID bracelet

handmade silver breathe ID bracelet

£25 – handmade in silver

I hammered the square wire to make a very slightly wider but still thick and chunky bar with lots of texture, stamped the tiny letters, drilled the bar and gave it a gentle curve to sit on your wrist then used a nice and chunky silver chain and added a handmade clasp – it looks very pretty and discrete on your wrist.

I wanted to make a pendant with the same wire but keep it as sleek and simple as possible.  I hammered the wire in the same way then hammered the top to make it wide enough to take a jump ring then stamped breathe from the bottom up.

artisan silver breathe pendant

Handmade silver breath sliver pendant

16″ or 18″ chain – £19

The earrings I’m working on have been fighting back so I finished them today and they will appear tomorrow.

PS – The first BREATHE charm I stamped many years ago I ran out of room so have hidden in a draw somewhere a charm that says BREATH 🙂

October Make & Show Challenge – This month I have set myself the challenge to make something and post about it everyday – follow my blog for automatic updates.  Some of the jewellery featured is available for sale here  – http://www.lavidalerie.com/BlogJewellery.html