Wednesday, 10 June 2015

soldered circles

I'm afraid this is a bit of a dull post (aren't they all!) with only one photo.  The Wonderful Mum and I went to a class at The Bead Shop Nottingham to practice working with solder again.  Last time we made copper components and I made my favourite piece of jewellery: this copper bunny necklace.

This time we were working with sterling silver wire and I made my second favourite necklace ever!  I really should get it together to do some soldering at home as I really do love the results.


This simple piece is 3 wire circles, hammered to give them texture (I only hammered the outer two), then soldered to make continuous circles.  It's then simply hung on a chain.  I like it because it's understated and though I usually wear more statement kind of jewellery, I like something elegant once in a while.  

14 comments:

pennydog said...

It looks just as good as the ones you can buy so fantastic first go! What's your first favourite necklace then?

Rachel said...

Yes indeed, simple and elegant, and actually rather stunning, even so..

Ellie Foster said...

This is a beautiful necklace - really elegant and sophisticated. Congratulations! I often wish I could solder - just simple things like jump rings, so that jewellery is more secure and won't work open.
Best wishes for a creative a happy week.
Ellie

Christine Barnsley said...

This is beautiful Wendy! I really love it! :) x

Oops-Lah said...

Oh I like your new necklace! It's exactly my cup of tea. I think it will come handy for many occasion and the nice thing is that's it's not heavy (I can't stand heavy stuff around my neck; must be my age!!!)

Stitched Together said...

That is gorgeous. I would totally buy something like that and wear it all the time. It's lovely watching your skills develop as you learn more.

Sarah in Stitches said...

I LOVE it! I'd wear this every day. Great job! :D

Alison said...

Gorgeous! Totally perfect understated necklace, love it!

Jane Galley said...

There is something very elegant about sterling silver, enjoy every minute of wearing it

margaret said...

very nice indeed I can see you wearing this a lot

ukcitycrafter said...

This is so simple and elegant, lovely.

Christine Altmiller said...

Gorgeous! Classic. Wearable. Perfect.

Miamina said...

Gorgeous! Really looks amazing!

Anita said...

That's a great hobby you guys have there and the
results of your projects are pretty cool. I love
design, it's going to look awesome on.
Cheers, Anita.