So, this last few days have been predominately taken up with listing all of the last of 2016’s silver pieces. It’s been quite a thing, let me tell you. I was anxious to get them in the shop asap in case any of them suggest themselves as possible Christmas presents – for your loved ones or yourself. Obviously, there’s still a good amount of time to send out UK orders. I do, however, send out a lot of jewellery to the States and the deadline for shipping to the US for Christmas is coming up this week, on Thursday, 15th December. This is a date given by Royal Mail, and a full list of dates for Christmas shipping can be found by *clicking here*. As you’ll see, the deadlines for numerous European countries are also coming up this week.
Anyway, on with the jewellery. First, new rings:
A couple are no longer available, but the rest can be found on Etsy. As can all these earrings, which feature lovely stones and, in some cases, my ceramics.
And finally, I have made these simpler and less expensive post earrings combining deliciously dark silver and my ceramics, and the odd mini cab here and there. These would be particularly ‘giftable’, I reckon…
Tempted? Here’s another link to the shop. I’ll be back before the holidays; until then, all of the bestest to you!
So, I’ve listed the last of this initial batch of silver pieces on Etsy. Amongst them were a small handful of pieces made with silver and my ceramics. There’s this more elaborate pair of earrings which I made using off-cuts and stuff.
There was also some simple drops with reticulated silver up top.
These both sold quickly. I need to do more of this combining of silver and ceramics. I’ve just got to work out how to be both working at the silver and working on ceramics at the same time. I also listed this ring, which is one of my favourites. I wanted to achieve a kinda impression of forest floors…
…with lichen and tendrils and moss and feathers…. but nothing too fairy-ish, if you know what I mean. There will definitely be more along the same lines. I have a crazy big ring nearly finished with similar embellishment.
Finally, there’s this fordite brooch. First brooch I ever did make! When I came up with the exclamation mark design, I just had to make it.
So that’s the lot for the time being, although I already have a fresh pile of silver things just waiting to be oxidised and set and finished, along with a new crop of circle rings that are in the works. And, on top of this, I have a lot of assemblage earrings waiting to be photographed and listed. And then there’s that whole ceramics business that needs some attention… Phew – this making stuff thing is never done…
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Have I mentioned my love of spikes? Surely I must have before now. In any case, if you visit this blog at all regularly you may well have noticed that they frequently appear in what I make. When I was thinking of shapes to include in my silver, it was inevitable that spikes would feature eventually. I have spiky rings and spiky earrings, and I’ve just listed them all on Etsy today.
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So, I’m listing earrings today, all of them combining silver and stones. I got so immersed in making rings, I haven’t really got around to doing much in the way of making silver earrings. But I put a few together, including a couple of cabochon set pairs, including these with some rather lovely crazy lace fans –
– and these plump little solar quartz buttons.
I have a stack of paired cabs so there’ll be more bezel set pairs anon.
Then there’s this pair of pairs with grey orbicular rhyolite drops.
I’m kinda a sucker for grey. I have a pair similar to these last ones with the reticulated pads – soooooo very wearable!
Next, well, I’ve made silver spikes; I had to make silver cones! Every scrap of these is made from sterling – except the labradorite here (which is more glow-y in reality!),
and the little black spinels here –
All of these are now listed on Etsy. I’ll be back tomorrow with the next batch!