Wednesday, 18 March 2009

New pictures- part 2


Last one in this post. I made coiled beads from recycled copper fashioned a square frame from silver, added chocolate coloured cultured fresh water pearls and bail silver beads to make these unique and quirky earrings I thinks they look fab but I'm biased!!!!!!

I love these earrings and have made a slightly larger pair for myself. The recycled copper wire was coiled and I added lovely charcoal grey cultured freshwater pearls on silver wire at the bottom. The fittings are sterling silver too as I never use the raw copper for earwire, way too risky!!!

This pendant is a bit of an experiment in riveting, I used recycled copper sheet which I hand textured and drilled. The silver piece is the handle of a silver spoon (I used the bowl for another pendant for little old me) which I hammered flat and riveted then soldered to the pendant. I love the ridges on the handle which were there already.

This is a pendant made from recycled copper sheet which I fold formed and added cultured fresh water pearls and a sterling silver handmade bail. I have left it to darken naturally which has given it a really nice colour

This is a pendant made from cultured freshwater pearls and recycled copper. I love making these nest because quite frankly you never really know how they will turn out which lends itself very well to my low boredom threshold lol!

3 comments:

A Beaded Affair said...

I adore copper and really enjoyed seeing your work. I'll be back to see how you progress. Looks like yours will be an interesting style.
Lois
http://www.abeadedaffair.com

alchast said...

Thanks Lois

I love making jewellery just need to get to grips with selling it now lol

Norma

Happy Bead Day said...

Really beautiful work, being Scottish, this work really makes me think of home as I live in Ireland now, reminds me of when I was younger and learning about Scottish craftspeople and skills.

Love the work and will definately be looking out for more.