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Copper Seahorse

It was difficult to order jewellery making supplies when the Covid-19 outbreak first hit (although things have improved now) so I've been on a bit of a mission to use up some of my existing materials on new designs. This copper seahorse is a case in point. I used to work with copper much more … Continue reading Copper Seahorse

May Landscapes

The Covid19 movement restrictions were eased in England this month, so I have been able to venture slightly further afield on my walks and bike rides. This has coincided with a dry and largely sunny spell of weather. The sense of freedom after being restricted to one short outing per day is amazing, although I'm … Continue reading May Landscapes

Tea (or coffee) Break

The theme for the May Instagram challenge that I’m still managing to keep up with is Tea Break. Now, there is a topic that is close to my heart. There’s nothing I like better than a trip out, and some tea or coffee and a slice of cake. Obviously, tea-drinking and cake-eating excursions have been … Continue reading Tea (or coffee) Break

Springtime

I’m still taking part in the May Challenge over on Instagram, which is pretty good going for me. I haven’t posted every prompt on here, although you can see the pictures on this page under the heading Latest Images. Or you can pop over to my Insta page. Today’s theme is Springtime, so I thought … Continue reading Springtime

Process – Oxidisation

Day 6 of the jewellery Insta challenge, and I’m still going strong. The prompt today is Process, so I thought I’d share a series of pictures showing the process of oxidising and polishing one on my moon-gazing hare pendant sets. The roughly polished silver pieces are dropped into a warm solution of liver of sulphur … Continue reading Process – Oxidisation

Tool Collection and Workshop Assistant

I’m combining two days of Instagram challenge posts here, because the two topics, Tool Collection and Workshop Assistant, are related. First up is part of my collection of jewellery-making tools, majoring on my pliers and snippers. The more observant amongst you will notice that this is a better quality image than most of my snaps. … Continue reading Tool Collection and Workshop Assistant

My Workspace

Today’s Instagram jeweller challenge picture is My Workspace. I’m just sharing a close up of a couple of bits that I’m working on at the moment. More will be revealed later in the week (she said mysteriously). The ring will become one of my Silver Birch rings, and I’m making it to order for a … Continue reading My Workspace

Staying Home

Throughout May I’m doing one of those daily post challenges over on Instagram. I have a habit of falling off the wagon with them, so I thought I’d give myself a bit of extra motivation by posting the pictures up here too. Yesterday we just had to share the prompts, so although it’s day 2 … Continue reading Staying Home