Thank you to everyone who visited our Open Studios in July. I was exhibiting my jewellery with my lovely and talented friends Caroline Henricksen, a botanical artist, and Shan Hill who paints and also makes jewellery. We had a lovely time and felt very supported by our friends, family and neighbours.
This pendant is made by careful piercing (sawing) silver and copper sheet and then soldering the shapes together so that they then appear to be one sheet of metal. It takes a lot of filing and sanding to get the surfaces to be completely smooth and free of solder. This ‘married’ metal has then been framed by putting it on to another piece of silver. To avoid the solder of the married metal from running again, I used a cold connection and riveted them together.
These are my new enamel earrings. The silver flower shapes were enamelled in my kiln and then hung on hand made silver hoops.
This is one of my best selling necklaces. The design was inspired by a hare we saw bounding across the fields one evening when we were on holiday in Suffolk.