June 06, 2012
On a cold frosty Friday, just before Christmas I had a one to one jewellery making workshop with Laura who wanted to make three gifts for Christmas. Laura came well organised and had clear ideas about what she wanted to make, so we set about making. The day was very successful and she produced a beautiful silver and pearl bracelet, a pair of silver earrings with 18k gold granules and a silver brooch. A really enjoyable day, and I have received feedback that everyone loved the pieces too! I wish I had more images, particularly of the brooch, but time ran out...
Laura working at the bench.
Laura soldering the tiny components that make up the fastenings for the bracelet. Very fiddly but worth it.
A close up of soldering the bracelet ends.
Starting to put the bracelet together.
The completed bracelet.
Laura cut square shapes form sheet silver and then domed them slightly in the doming block.
To make the tiny gold granules Laura cut gold sheet and heated it until the gold melted and pulled into a ball.
The final work!
Sign up to get the latest news on sales, exhibitions, new designs and more. You can also visit Sue's contemporary jewellery blog!
Sue Lane is a contemporary jewellery maker based near Hereford in Herefordshire. Her work is bespoke, modern, unique and handmade. Sue also specialises in jewellery commissions and jewellery remodelling to enable clients to take part in the design process to ensure they have a unique piece of jewellery. You can read more on her About Sue Lane page. You can also check her out on social media: