Behind the Scenes

I use Instagram to document my working process and my feed is full of behind the scenes photos and video of me at work at the bench. So if you like to be nosey and take a regular peek into my studio and see me at work, then Instagram is the place to be…

So a while ago I took on a commission from a customer via @the.jewellery.makers to make a set of silver earrings in a boho, stamped style.
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Totally out of my stratosphere as I don't normally make jewellery like this, but you no me, occasionally I like to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to do something totally different.
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This was a challenge alright. Not only did I have to make two identical earrings, the process of stamping the design had to be so precise in order for it to work.
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I designed them on the computer as I'm crap at drawing. I digitised the metal stamps I was going to use and scaled them down to actual size so that I could try out lots of different layouts on screen.
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Once I'd settled on a pattern that was pleasing and this got approved by the customer I set to work. I did a few tests on copper first then started on the actual earrings in recycled silver.
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The earrings are made up of a few separate pieces that are riveted together. The rivers are loose allowing for movement.
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Not to my taste as I favour small studs and never wear dangly earrings, but I totally fell in love with them and found it really hard to part with them this week.
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So a while ago I took on a commission from a customer via @the.jewellery.makers to make a set of silver earrings in a boho, stamped style. . . Totally out of my stratosphere as I don't normally make jewellery like this, but you no me, occasionally I like to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to do something totally different. . . This was a challenge alright. Not only did I have to make two identical earrings, the process of stamping the design had to be so precise in order for it to work. . . I designed them on the computer as I'm crap at drawing. I digitised the metal stamps I was going to use and scaled them down to actual size so that I could try out lots of different layouts on screen. . . Once I'd settled on a pattern that was pleasing and this got approved by the customer I set to work. I did a few tests on copper first then started on the actual earrings in recycled silver. . . The earrings are made up of a few separate pieces that are riveted together. The rivers are loose allowing for movement. . . Not to my taste as I favour small studs and never wear dangly earrings, but I totally fell in love with them and found it really hard to part with them this week. . . #jewellerycommission #earringcommission #stampedjewellerycommission #statementearringscommission #statementearrings #onthebench #workinprogress #recycledsilver #ecojewellery #toogoodtowaste #beunique #danglyearrings #experimentsinsilver #stampedsilver #stampedjewellery #personalisedjewellery #personalisedsilverjewellery #thejewellerymakers #buyhandmade #supporthandmade #buythebest #creativityisourpassion #wearetherealdeal #wearethejewellerymakers