30 May 2010

First piercings

I have been busy trying out my new saw, gotta say it's pretty cool!  First of all I made the above, the flower was the first thing I cut out of copper and soldered to some sterling wire and added the copper leaf detail.

I then made this cherry blossom necklace,  I like how this one turned out:

Finally I made a little hammered heart, well just because I love hearts, cute and simple.

Even though I have never used a jewellers saw before, I highly recommend this one, changing the blades is a breeze.  Out of all 3 pieces I only broke one blade and I wasn't even sawing, I was trying to lubricate the blade, haha!

I hope you like my new pieces :)

27 May 2010

Knew toy!

See what I did there,  Knew/new geddit?

Yay for new tools! I really want to try my hand at working with copper and silver sheet so I bought myself a snazzy new saw.  A Knew Concept saw to be exact.  I have never tried piercing before and I have read a couple of people say how amazing this saw is so I had to get it.

The frame is made from super lightweight aluminum making it the lightest saw on the market.  The unique tensioning system is built into the frame so you don't have to squish it against your sternum to tighten the blade.

It is even painted red which apparently improves accuracy, who knew?

I have it in 5 inches but you can get it in 3" and 8", I just need to wait for my bench peg now so that I can test it out.  It's arrived, yay, let the metal carnage begin!

20 May 2010

More toppers & beads

I have been working like mad to get this set of cake toppers finished, the customer loves in the States and it was a last minute order so I was very conscious of the time. Finally finished today and in the post.  This set seems to include everything but the kitchen sink! :)

I also got around to turning these older beads into necklaces and have got them listed now.  They are polymer and all findings are sterling silver.  I think I may have blogged about these beads a while back when I made them.  Even though green is my favourite colour, the blue and brown necklace has to be my fave.

14 May 2010

And the winner is!.......

CONGRATULATIONS to Glasmagie!  Thank you to all who entered, I wish I could send you all something, really I do! So I will definitely being doing more giveaways in the near future so come back again!

Lou :)

12 May 2010

Some new bits

First of all thank you to everyone so far who have entered my giveaway below.  I will do the draw 10pm my time here in France on Friday and announce the winner straight away. Hopefully I will get a few more participants! :)

I made a couple of necklaces last night, I always love the look of the wire wrapped briolettes so I thought I would carve some myself from polymer clay.  I really like how they both turned out, they are very irregular and fun to wear.  I made 2 in similar colours, one is slightly lighter thank the other and both are wrapped in sterling silver and hang from sterling silver chains.  I have already made 3 more in different colours as they are quite addictive to make!  You can find these 2 in my Etsy shop now, I hope you like them both.

8 May 2010


I promised I said I would do a giveaway once my blog got over 100 followers so here it is peeps.
I am giving away one of my Moon & Stars necklaces above made from precious metal clay and strung on a sterling silver chain.

All you have to do to enter is follow my blog if you aren't already and leave a comment below, that's it!
I will use the random number generator to pick a winner next Friday 14th.

So get following and commenting! :)