But anyway, been designing loads of new stuff recently. I’ve been trying to carve a teeny tiny 5 claw crown collet from wax, so I can give tiny crowns to my mini-bees, but have finally admitted defeat, as I can’t get all the claws aligned and get it perfectly round at such a tiny size. I’ve sent off my scribblings to a CAD company now to get a quote. I’ve never used CAD before, as I’ve always felt it kind of “cheating”. Even though I might have designed the tiny crown, I didn’t technically make it by hand, so it doesn’t feel quite right, but in this case is definitely necessary. It’s supposed to look like this:
I’ll let you know how it goes…
I’ve also designed some new mini-weather – the moulds are currently with the caster and I should get them back on Thursday – exciting! There will be more earrings, necklaces, and even some rings! I know, I know, I hardly ever make rings, but I’m trying to start doing them more. Because I just make jewellery that I love and want to wear, and I don’t wear rings, it never occurs to me to make them! These are going to be awesome though.
I’ve also done another custom skate number necklace recently – I’ve been doing quite a few of these recently, but don’t always get time to photograph them before they’re posted out.
I’ve also got some more custom work on the bench – more of which soon.