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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Angel Comforter

Some days I just struggle with my designs. No stone looks right, no drawing seems to be good enough, the wire doesn't want to listen to my fingers. An artist block. A depressing day. The feeling of loneliness, hopelessness and desperation make the creative process impossoble. Well, it feels impossible. That day though, instead of just giving up and going to bed  I worked through all this. I didn't know what I wanted to make but I needed to DO something. My hands twisted the wire methodicly making little loops and weaves. Loop by loop, rhytmic movements, like when climbing a steep hill which you didn't think you can climb but you walked anyway. Step by step. Loop by loop, again and again. And after a few hours a little Angel was born :) I named Her Angel Comforter after my Friend said "May she watch over your sleep and keep you safe" when she firts saw the finished pendant.

the heart is made of wood, adorned with Sterling and Fine Silver and Poppy Jasper smooth rounds
the pendant hangs on a tangerine silk cord, hand stitched.

Monday, 1 October 2012


Thanks to my dear Clients who ask for their dreams to come true I sometimes face very challenging designs. This time I needed to leave my comfort zone to use the smallest stones and the thinnest wire I have and create the smallest earrings ever. The first pair I made were 11mm in diameter and it was... too much, too big a size. So, the next pair I tried even smaller and that 9.5mm was just right. I'm now thinking I could probably make something as small as 8mm, maybe even 6mm that they could still have a stone and a little pattern in the centre. Maybe... :)
on the left: Elderflower with 3mm white Freshwater Pearl and 2mm Black Onyx
on the right: Poppyseed with 2mm Black Onyx only