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

7 comments:

  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 too...how cute are those little bridesmaids. :)
    Happy weekend my dear,
    V x

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  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 :-)

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  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.

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

    Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

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  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.
    Luv
    Debby

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

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

    www.thebluemoonstitch.com

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x