Monday, 9 November 2009

Shiny Things! ...Work in Progress

As my boyfriend abandoned me this weekend for a lads day/night, then subsequent hangover, I actually got to be super-constructive! More lads nights please guys :) So, I spent pretty much all weekend making jewellery (save for a break to watch X-Factor, obvs...).

I had a lovely time with tiny saw blades and hitting things with hammers and didn’t want to come back to work this morning. I wish making jewellery was my real job...

Anyway, I thought I’d share a couple of pictures of my work in progress.

First, a very cool Essex name necklace in silver for one of my favourite Essex girls from LRG:

I was really excited to do this one, as I love the font she chose, and also, I really wanted to be able to work a triple sword logo charm from the Essex flag into it somehow.


I think it’s going to look awesome when it’s finished and will be a good portfolio piece for my (eventual) website if I can get some good shots of it. Sadly, my fabulous new camera is currently still at coveting stage, as renovating a bathroom and moving house is kind of expensive. Booooooo.

Anyway, my second project of the weekend was a name necklace commissioned as an Xmas pressie. I really like this font too, even though it was a bit of an arse to cut out, as it’s so fiddly. It’s looking good so far though, just needs a polish and chain added.


So, that's mainly what I've been doing. Design stuff is going pretty well too, just need some time to actually make it now...

5 comments:

Amie McCracken said...

I agree, very cool fonts.

Amie

www.iamalivephotos.blogspot.com
www.iamalive.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

I really like your Essex picture please could i use it for my fb group appreciation of essex girls?
i will post a link on there for you. many thanks kieren

Lauren Grace said...

Kieren, yes of course, so long as you credit me.

There are better pics of it here also:

http://weloveshinythings.blogspot.com/2009/11/this-has-been-one-of-my-favourite.html

Radley said...

Lauren, very nice work. Do you know what the font is for essex?

RF

Lauren Grace said...

Hi Radley, the font I used was an Olde English based font that I played around with a bit.