Saturday, 14 April 2018

A jewellery reveal

Now that my daughter's birthday has been and gone I can finally share one of my latest jewellery projects from my silversmithing class. It was a real labour of love but worth every second.
I bought some lovely stones a long while back and made some silver pins for them.

Next I made a toggle fastening
and then it was time to make lots of links for my chain from silver wire. First I made rings, which I soldered. Some I pulled them ovals and then flattened them all through a rolling mill. This took lots of 2 hour classes!
I then put together my design. First I had to saw through the ovals to put on the rings
and then re soldered them as I made my chain in stages.
Finally I polished everything before wiring in the stones. 
So here it is

with a couple of close ups

Made with lots of love xxx

My card today is a  near white on white wedding card. As today the sun is shining and the sap is rising in the plants I added in some greenery. Everything is looking lush outside and I am looking ahead to summer and the wedding season for my cards I make for Dotty's Tearooms. The image is a Lili of the Valley simply print. I glittered up their headdresses. The stamped sentiment is also LOTV.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Fussy and Fancy 3/3 add a sentiment
Simon says stamp Wednesday add some texture
Happy Little stampers 2/3 anything goes with dies
Creative moments 2/3 anything goes
That's Crafty 2/3 circles I used a circular sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy a lovely weekend. We are off to visit friends in Essex, the return of the sunshine is an added bonus. 

Back soon

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Oh wow, what a beautiful piece of work and such a lot of work too! I'm sure M was delighted with it!!
    Such a sweet little card cute are those little bridesmaids. :)
    Happy weekend my dear,
    V x

  2. Wow, bravo on the amazing necklace you created! That is sure to be a family heirloom your daughter will treasure and pass on down to Daisy someday. I also took jewelry making classes and so can appreciate all the steps you went through. Gorgeous card, too! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Beautiful! I'm impressed you have the patience to do such lovely work. Also impressed with your flying adventure. Live large :) BTW, I put a link to your blog on my last post.

  4. Both the card and the necklace are extremely pretty!

    Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  5. Love you fabulous necklace and adore you gorgeous bridesmaids such a beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. So beautiful, what a beautiful wedding card, thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy Friday this time
    Andrea x

  7. Beautiful wedding card! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!


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