Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Midnight Sapphire Earrings - Sterling and Fine Silver with Iolite

I spent almost 2 days to finish these earrings. Why? because i had troubled choosing stones to compliment with the intricate design frames. At first, i stitched labradorite briolettes but then i accidentally dropped one of the earrings to the floor and the brio cracked slightly at the top part...arggh..Then i took out every briolette in my stones case and try to match each pair of briolettes to the frames but it did not turn out nice, some too large some too small. Then i went back home and checked my stones stock that meant to be sold at Etsy and finally found this pair of star cut Iolite that i don't list yet on Etsy. I placed them to frames and wah la, they seem peeerrrrrrfect !

Monday, September 27, 2010

First Metalsmithing Class 01 At

Yesterday was my first time teaching metalsmithing at in Wangsa Maju. I was so nervous the day before as i don't even practice on how to give the talk but then thank God for helping me throughout the class, i felt relax and it went smoothly...Phew..By the I'm so glad that everybody was having fun though they had to struggle soldering the Swirls filigrees for about three hours but i can see the joy in everybody face when they finally joined all the filigrees to the frame. After they finished polishing the pendant, i taught them to ball up the end of the wire as i always did in most of my jewelry design. Everybody was so excited about to do it and i know Kak Mastura from whimsicalnquirky was the most eager to learn this technique. The above pic is the outcome produced by Kak Mas during the class, check out her blog if you want to see more photos on the process of the class.

p/s: Thanx ya Kak Mas for giving me the permission to upload your photo here. To everybody else please email me your outcome pics if possible!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Me Ring - Argentium Silver with Swiss Blue Topaz

I made this ring for myself two months back. Finely made entirely from Argentium silver wire with Sky Blue Topaz (I'm fond of blue color gems). This is my second ring for private collection. A very simple ring but high in artistic value.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Silver Pieces for Early September 2010

The Labradorite Flame - Adjustable Ring

Lemon Tangerine Earrings

Ocean Blue Earrings

Smokey Purple Earrings

Turquoise Lavender Earrings

Simply Violet Earrings

These are a few pieces that i had the chance to make during this week before i'm off for the celebration. Very simple and beautifully done. All earrings were finely crafted from fine and Argentium silver wire with top grade gems while the ring was uniquely made by using various gauges of fine and sterling silver metal with Labradorite and orange garnet rondelles. Happy holiday to all Malaysian !