Sunday, August 29, 2010

Trying out some new things....


Here are a few pictures of some of the things I worked on this weekend. I played around a lot with riveting, stamping and trying different shades of patina.

I have a thing for small watch parts, I don't know why, but I really like them.  I love the small moving parts, the textured metal and the tiny little crystals. This ring isn't done quite yet. After I set the watch face in the bezel, I wasn't sure if I should leave all of the parts exposed. I wanted to create a dome-like effect so I used some Diamond Glaze to enclose the ring...it still hasn't finished drying completely and I am not sure if I like it or not. I am going to make another one and skip the Diamond Glaze and compare the two looks.
The inside of the band is stamped with "It's never too late..."

Stack rings are always fun to make...


This set didn't quite come out right...


It was supposed to have been THREE rings...but um...when I was setting the stone on the third one, the bezel completely broke off. Not supposed to happen!


My dog and lazy apprentice was watching me the work whole time and pretended NOT to notice when the bezel broke off....good dog.

I have been so excited to try my hand at riveting and made these necklaces...


The Sterling discs have brass rivets and I stamped them with the words 'dream', 'grow' and 'soar'. I love the way they came out and am wearing the 'soar' one now!

Only one pair of earrings were made...I love the little key holes and the chunks of faceted Aquamarine make them seem like little treasures!


My days flew by (as the weekends always do) and I can't believe it is time to go back to work tomorrow.
I am going to relax for the rest of the night and will start taking pics and listing the new stuff this week.
Hope you all had a great weekend!

4 comments:

BlissfuLife said...

I love that "watch" ring. So cool and a total conversation piece of jewelry.

kelleysbeads said...

LOVE the shot of Pen on top of the covers. She's such a good girl! The rings look fabulous, too! Stinks about the one bezel breaking :(

Abigail's Creative Journey said...

Sorry about the bezel breaking. But that watch ring is really neat! I love all your new jewelry. :)

Pretty Things said...

Wow. You've got so many talents. I've taken classes in metalsmithing so I know how hard it is, and I've had classes in riveting and such, but I still haven't applied them to my work. I'm really impressed!