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Stitched brooch
Stitched brooch, made in the same way as the stitched rings I've posted before.
Two more pieces.. )
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Crow pendant
Crow pendant, made of silver. Very simple, but I like it.
And another pendant )
cybik: (snakebird)
It's been a while since I posted much of my work, so here's a glance at what I've been up to recently. As always, I have things up at Etsy.

Concave ring
Concave ring
Silver concave ring with a hammered texture. Fun to make, actually! So fun I made several, in fact..

And a few more.. )
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Doing custom pieces is good. It kicks me into working even when I don't want to. Also, I tend to fill the period of nothingness when waiting for the etching to happen with doing something vaguely useful. So today I have made two pieces (well, technically three, but one was a bit of a failure). One was another Curious Crow ring (like this) for someone, while the other was entirely new (hurrah) and involves bone (double hurrah). It's here (and pictured below) and I have to say I'm quite pleased. It wasn't too hard to make, and it looks interesting when it's being worn. The only problem with it is that it's not as sturdy as something entirely made of silver, but that's to be expected.

Captured Bone
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I made a brooch.

I'm not sure if I like it or not. I'm questioning everything I make at the moment, but this at least is finished.

It's made of sterling silver, 18ct gold and stainless steel (the pin, which you can't see).

Landscape brooch

I think it looks a little better in real life than in this photo. I may have to experiment with photographing it.

It's based on landscape, of course, but abstracted a little. Maybe not enough? Maybe too much? I don't know!
cybik: (skeleton)
I made a couple of things recently. One is a necklace called "Evolution" for fairly obvious reasons..
Evolution necklace

more pictures )

Another wonderful thing:
Here is a map of library cats across the world. It pleases me greatly to know someone has done this. I found it after trying to find the name of the cat that hangs around Dumfries' main library, the Ewart. It's "Blue", apparently. He's a fat and sleepy black and white cat who doesn't really flinch if you stroke him. Lovely beast.
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That's what I've made in the last week. The Iolite See Saw ring was just because I was playing around with some pieces of silver and suddenly thought "Oh wow, if I do *that* it'll be FUN". Which it is :D

I'll get round to making a proper bit on my website when I've made a few more things and when I'm not feeling ill. Bleh.

Also, I'm going to do more skeleton stuff at some point, but at the moment I'm making quite simple things to, er, get my hand in, I guess!
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This is what I've been making lately. As always, click to get larger images.

It's a brooch made of steel that's been spot welded together. It's about 10cm square. The creature has the head of a bird, the ribcage, pelvis and right arm of a human (the arm acts as the catch for the pin), the left arm/wing of a bat (one finger of which is the brroch pin), the right leg of an ape and the left leg of a deer. It's been heated so it goes black and then sprayed with wax polish to stop it rusting.

I'm very pleased with it. It's for a competition, so I hope it does well.

and two more. )
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A quick metalwork post to celebrate uni starting for the year.

I've posted photos of this ring before, but the bracelet is new. I started it yesterday, but finished it today. Well, to be honest, I still need to sand it down a little, as there are file marks on it, and then I'll polish it again before sticking it in safety-pickle to make it slightly more matt.

Silver ring and bracelet

It's forged from the same thick, rectangular section silver wire as the ring (which might explain why the bracelet is proportionally thinner than the ring) in a similar way. I like to leave hammer marks on things: the texture makes it a little more interesting, to my mind.

And now I'm going to poke people with swords.
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As promised, here are photos of little bits I made using PMC. They're not wildly exciting, but it was just a day to learn the techniques and so on. The little dabs of colour are where I melted glass beads onto the PMC - apparently it bonds quite well because the silver is porous (or something like that. I have a memory like a fish). I also oxidised a couple of the pieces using liver of sulphur (potassium sulphide), which is what made one of the pieces have a sort of rainbow sheen. Sorry the pictures are a bit rubbish, but my camera isn't good at taking photos of small things.*

Some photos )

I keep coughing and have had a headache all day. I think I might have caught something, which is rather annoying.

I'm miss the workshop at college - I have a longing to use the powerhammer to make jewellery..

*And the sizes of the photos look strange, but my head is really sore so I'm not going to do anything about it right now.
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In my first term here I made a necklace. I just discovered it hiding behind a painting and decided to take photos.

photos )

I spent some of this afternoon in the pub (my friend drank Pimm's, a sure sign of summer) and some playing frisbee. I feel contentedly decadent.

ETA: Oops, now I have slight sunburn on my arms. Clearly a sign that my normal habit of always wering long sleeves is the true path.
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Another tentacle ring, this time in polished copper. It's been curved a little more than the silver ring I posted before.

This (and much of the other stuff I've posted) has very little to do with my course at the moment. I have spent most of my time in the last six months doing course stuff, though! Some of the things I've made are small and uninteresting experiments and some I just haven't photographed yet. I keep meaning to take a camera in, but I always forget things in the morning.

only one picture )
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Lately I've been very busy at uni, but unfortunately I had a cold/cough/random illness last week that meant I didn't spend as much time in the workshop as I would have liked.

a new thing and three old things )

Other than uni I've not been up to an awful lot. I did go to London at the weekend to see the ever lovely Sarah and boyfriend. Other than that, I've mostly been sitting around doing not very much.

I have hardly read a word in six weeks. This is Bad and Wrong and will hopefully be rectified by me going on a reading spree. I have several books lined up already but please feel free to recommend books you think I must read at all costs. Currently I'm halfway through "Sophie's World", a book I've been meaning to read for something like eight years.

Life is good. It'd be better if I saw more people more often. I have not that much money (bah) and I work Saturdays (also bah) but seeing people is quite high on my list of priorities.
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Another tentacly thing, this time a ring.

ring )

Again, if you want one, pay me and I shall make you one! ;)

My current project at uni might well end up with me making a sort of spine out of bits of aluminium which'll be bright colours. That's the plan, anyway. I'll take photos once it's finished.

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