If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will be aware that my good friend Steph (aka Nettynot) is manager of The Bead Shop Nottingham and she occasionally lets us borrow her for a day to learn how to make jewellery!
I wanted to have a go at soldering again, but as I’ve already made rings I decided to make some organic shapes for necklaces. The necklace in the middle below is mine, and Jo from YoYo Textiles (below right) had a similar idea in mind, but went a bit rounder with her shapes. We free-styled the shapes in wire with pliers, soldered the join and then textured them by whacking them repeatedly with a hammer!
Lots of lovely little charm necklaces were made using silver art clay. I love Imy’s little stars (above left), which she made for her daughters and stamped with their initials.
And the birthday girl herself came away with a lovely collection of stackable rings and a very pretty charm necklace. Her disc was textured by pressing lace into the clay and the star was cross-hatched with a tool. Simple things look so beautiful in silver art clay!
Thanks again for a great day Steph and HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSIE! X
Ps, Mum – if you’re reading this, the necklace at the top is your Mothers day pressie! Sorry for the delay x