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This year’s Finish it contest has just ended. The contest is hosted by Nicole Hanna, one of my favorite wire wrapping artists and is always great fun. Nicole supplies the contenders with a list of materials and tools, as well as the first few steps to get you started on your piece. From then on […]
Some time ago I began making breast milk jewellery. There has been a great deal of interest for this kind of jewellery item and it allowed me to use my metalsmith knowledge to make something that means a great deal to my clients. Many mothers want to have a keepsake to remind them of that […]
A new jewellery exhibit with pieces made by students of jeweller Paulo Ventura opened on Saturday, May 6th 2017. The theme of this exhibit was “Civilizations and Cultures from around the world” We had a fun afternoon where, aside from admiring the jewels on display, some of which I had only seen halfway through and […]
I’ve recently finished another piece for my jewellery course. This time it was an articulated choker inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. I also learned to make filigree. I began this piece in early December and finished it at the end of February. It took about 50 class hours to complete, which means over six […]