As this poor little blog has been woefully neglected, I
thought I’d post a little bit about the shiny things I’ve been making. If you’d
like to read more, please visit my blog at www.laurengracejewellery.com/blog
I made a wonderful necklace for my mother in law’s 60th
birthday, a collaborative design between all of her children.
I’ll be updating this one occasionally with what I’ve been
up to, and probably more random and personal posts (I’m trying to keep my new
one vaguely on-topic!) but do check out my new blog for all my up to date
I was asked by a customer if I could make her a gold initial M necklace, like the one Miley Cyrus wears. I confess, dear readers, that I did have to take to Google to find out who Miley Cyrus was. I am so not up to date with popular culture - I mainly listen to Radio 5 and shouty punk music! In my defence, this was also a couple of weeks before Miley's somewhat infamous VMA performance...
Anyway, this is her necklace:
And my version:
I cut it from thick silver sheet, carved all the edges into nice curves, then sanded and polished it. It was then sent off for hallmarking and gold plating.
Apologies for the iPhone photography, I didn't get a chance to photograph the necklace properly after it had been plated.
This jammer helmet necklace was
customised with the skater's colours and skate number, 03. Threes are
one of my favourites to cut out. Not sure why really, there's just
something pleasing about the shape of them...
I have been promising some new roller derby jewellery for a really long
time now. I keep getting distracted by all the other new ideas
floating around my little head, but it's really, really, nearly finished
now! I'm just finishing off my prototypes ready to be moulded and
cast. Watch this space, roller derby fans!
I was recently asked to make a pair of complimentary wedding rings from silver, with a hammered texture.
far, so right up my street - I love hitting stuff with hammers. The
slightly tricky part was that the bride's ring had to fit around her
engagement ring, which had a large, emerald cut stone. Having done some
googling on shaped wedding rings for emerald cut stones, I drew a bit
of a blank, as most wedding rings for this rectangular shape of stone
are flat bands that fit under the stone, rather than going around it.
Carving the band so the setting fitted perfectly into it was definitely a challenge, but it turned out really well I think.
rectangular shape and squared off style looks quite art deco, and would
look great with a matching shaped diamond eternity ring on the top.
Part time bespectacled legal secretary, part time blowtorch wielding jeweller. I like shiny things, kittens, zombie movies, cake, roller derby and shouty punk. When I'm not in my workshop covered in layers of silver dust and polish, I also love photography, sequins, sparkly things and fancy cocktails.
Vist my website at www.laurengracejewellery.com and shiny new blog at www.laurengracejewellery.com/blog if you would like to see more of my shiny things.