Saturday, 1 May 2010

I've just realised I've not updated my blog since the end of January! Time has flown by and I have been spending lots of time making new pieces to add to the website and to take to the shows and craft fairs I'm attending this year.

I have started to work with silver clay a bit more and so there are now some fine silver pieces for sale on the site. For anyone who has not heard of silver clay or PMC as is sometimes known, it starts life a very tiny silver particles mixed together with an organic binder which forms a "clay" like consistency. This can be shaped and formed to create all sorts of patterns and shapes. Once I have made the pieces, I dry them out to ensure all the moisture has gone and then I fire it in the kiln. This process burns off the organic binder, leaving the silver particles which, in the high temperature fuse and bond together making a solid silver piece. I then can then go on to oxidise or polish them, depending on the design etc.

I am also please to offer my handmade "Keepsake Jewellery" which is a fine silver pendant, inscribed with a special date, ideal for anniversaries and birthdays, or as a special present for new Mums. These are designed so they can be worn on their own or with others.

I have also included some stone set pieces on the site - I have made a selection of contemporary silver ring bands, silver pendants and earrings set with semi precious stones such as Blue Topaz, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Iolite, Padparadscha Sapphire and others.

I have added a guest book to the website now, so please feel free to add you comments as I'd love to hear what you think to the new pieces (and old ones!)
Thank you x