Thursday, 17 March 2016

Cloud with a silver lining

I'm getting towards the end of my first term of silversmithing and I haven't had much to show!  Piercing out shapes is quite quick, soldering is quite quick, but filing, sanding and polishing is not!

This is the second piece I've made.  I hammered a sheet of 1mm silver with the round end of a hammer to create a nice texture, then I pierced out a cloud shape.  I'm afraid my photos aren't great.  The top one shows the colours well, but the second one shows the texture which I just couldn't capture before.


Nor did I think to take a photo of the back! I've soldered a little arch on the back, the chain is threaded through the arch.  I drilled 3 holes at the bottom.  I then made my own headpins by heating the end of a piece of wire in a torch flame until it balled up.  I added a crystal and and wrap-looped them onto the cloud.


I am VERY proud of this piece and I'm pleased to say that I've had quite a few compliments whilst wearing it!

I'm currently working on a bracelet and hope to have that finished to show you soon.  I've signed up for the next term which begins in April.

13 comments:

Kerryp77 said...

Oh Wendy, that is beautiful. I love the colour of the beads. Is the bracelet to match?

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Wendy
You are such a creative person! I think this is a beautiful pendant and you should be extremely proud of yourself for making it. It is stunning!

Best wishes
Ellie

Christine Barnsley said...

You should be proud Wendy.. it is gorgeous! Christine x

Rhona said...

That's so pretty! Well done....and you SHOULD be proud of it, it's lovely!

Bethany said...

That's really cute!!! It must be fun to say you're learning to be a silversmith--it sounds like such an old word/trade (like a blacksmith but better, haha).

Sandra :) said...

That.
Is.
Adorable.

Adorable!

D1-D2 said...

It's really cute.

Rachel said...

Yes, this would be hard to take photos of. Not surprised you're pleased with it!

Jane Galley said...

That's really sweet, great to be able to mix your silver smithing with your beadwork

Celtic Thistle said...

And so you should be Wendy, it is absolutely beautiful!

Christine Altmiller said...

what an absolutely fantastic rain cloud! I love Love LOVE this!!! You made a wonderful necklace, Wendy!!!

CraftafterCraft said...

That is a lovely piece of jewellery. I think I'd compliment you on it if I just happened to bump into you.

Sarah in Stitches said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love it :D