My workshop

Many months ago I alluded to exciting happenings and I am very glad to say they have come to fruition! As you will have gathered from the title of this post, I now have a workshop. This means I don’t have to wait until I can get into London before I can make jewellery. It was a fairly slow process as I wanted it to be usable in all weathers.

Here is my workshop

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I have a bench from a friend who bought her house from a jeweller who left it behind. Fairly rough and ready (a door) but it is big and strong.

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Since March I have been popping out to my workshop (trying really hard not to call it a shed!) and making jewellery. It means I have, predictably, neglected this blog in favour of making jewellery.

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Rings and new skills learnt

It seems that I’m not very good at updating my blog, mostly because I haven’t been photographing what I have made. Today I have added some more items produced since my last post. I particularly love these two rings.
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My first attempt is the one with pointed petals, the flat edged one is the safety version!

I have learnt some new skills, I did a two day stone setting course at the London Jewellery School. I also went on a beginners metal clay course with a friend. The skills are completely different to those I have been using for silversmithing and the effects are distinctive. Here is a photo, as you can see, I need more practice.
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News to follow on my making and potentially selling? I’ll try to keep you posted.

Progress has been made!

I’ve continued to go to the London Jewellery School when I can. I use their ‘rent a bench’ scheme, this makes sense for me as I don’t have the space I would need and the range of tools available is much greater than I would be able to get. The people are lovely and I ask the occasional question, learning all the time.

Today I put together a selection of what I have made so far, I can see that I am getting better and making things I couldn’t have even thought of less than 6 months ago. I notice that I am very fond of circles!

A warning though, if you are interested in having a go, it is highly addictive!

Please have a look at the individual items for a better look, you can find them all below in the general ‘Jewellery’ section, or by their type.

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