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Before I studied as a jeweller I started out by making wire wrapped jewellery. I was fascinated by the design possibilities that could be achieved with the simple use of some wires a coupe of pliers. I was also aware of it’s limitations, which is why I decided to take my studies further. I was […]
So, my eleven year old son brings a friend over for lunch. I cook their lunch, call them to the kitchen and he goes “mom, can you leave us alone?” I feel like a waitress being dismissed at the private room of a fancy restaurant. “Can you give us some privacy, please?” Except, my son […]
I finished this ring some time ago but only now did I have the opportunity to describe the fabrication process. It is basically a hollow ring, with an internal and an external section. This ring construction is often seen in class rings, for example, but can be adapted to a multitude of designs. The outer […]
Some time ago, I decided to make textured brass cuffs. This post explains the process. I began with a rather thick brass sheet. This one was 2 mm thick and the final thickness I wanted was 0,7 mm. As brass is quite a hard alloy, the sheet can be fairly thin without fear of deforming […]
I’m attempting to make more jewellery tutorial videos. I started with some very basic earrings, mostly to test my setup and see if everything is working properly. You can watch he video for these simple sunflower earrings here: And if you want to try making them, the components may be acquired here: Kit para fazer […]
I don’t find new year’s eve particularly interesting but psychologically, a new year appears to be a very positive time, full of possibilities and opportunity for change. We change our callendar, start a new planner, clean and declutter the house and make plans for the new year. Decisions to diet, exercise or better organize your […]