Saturday, October 30, 2010
This another version of my pin brooch design. It was constructed from 20ga half hard Argentium wire and was tumbled for more strength and shine. I wrapped the large focal and stitched it with Tunduru Sapphire (most amazing chocolate color Sapphire) and Apatite rondelles. I love making this type of pin brooch at the moment, maybe more to come !
I made these from my using sterling silver wires from my 'undone' ring project that were lush with array of chains. I purposely blackened the whole pieces and add neon light of Lemon Topaz ovals for a dramatic contrast. The skills used were simple but the design are great enough to stun people.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
At last i made a pin brooch ! The enthusiasm to try this when i was ask by my student to teach her to make brooches. I try figure out what are the best brooches for her to learn (as she is at a beginner level), i came out with two designs, one is pin brooch (as per above) and the other is designing brooch using 'ready made flat back' pin (nickel silver). As for this brooch, i construct it from scratch by using hard Argenitum silver wire with Sky Blue Topaz and i hardened it more (prior stitching the stone) by tumbling it. I enjoy making this as it is very simple, elegant and unique!
Friday, October 15, 2010
This pendant is a custom order for a lovely women named Mei Ling. She fond of vintage and Victorian designs jewelry. Actually this is a remake pendant but in very different twist (as every jewelry piece is OOAK). What i love about this pendant is the bottom part, whereby thin fine silver wires were twisted and balled up (a very cool technique actually) and soldered to the copper frame. Originally, i choose a hexagon shape rose quartz for the pendant but i think it get lost somewhere during shipment and i bought an extra large teardrop shape rose quartz from a local supplier (i tell you, this is hard to find, and thanx to Mas for her help). I could not photographed the pendant beautifully as i used the wall light and i need to send this to Mei Ling by tomorrow.
p/s: Mei i do hope you will like this better in person.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
This pendant is inspired from my metalsmithing class 's project but I refine certain areas of the pendant to portray my originality in design. Draped at the bottom of the heart are magnificent Sky Blue Topaz and vivid London Corundum Topaz that i hand wrapped using thin gauge fine silver wire. Overall i love the simplicity of the design combine with truly royal colored gemstones.