Saturday, July 1, 2017

Rings and things...

I said there would be new pieces, and there have been. But still, I need to do more. So, this coming week, the first full week of July, I will be spending my time creating more bronze and copper jewellery. I will have finished my fine jewellery commissions (for the time being) and can concentrate on more pieces for The Selkie's Haunt. If you've checked out the website lately, you will see I've given it a slightly new look and added more pieces to my current offerings. Including...

RINGS! Finally and at last, I made some rings in bronze and copper. My hesitancy in the past has always been that solder simply isn't invisible when you make bronze and copper jewellery. No matter the solder you use, it never quite matches the colour. So, the rings I created are not soldered. This also means that they are adjustable. Well, almost, because while copper is a very malleable metal that can be pliable even when work hardened, bronze is an incredible tough metal, even when it has been annealed (softened). I am hoping to create more bronze and copper rings in the weeks to come. I have been given some tips for getting the solder to more closely match the colour of the metal, so will be doing some experimenting to see what happens.

I am also going to create some new bracelets - both bangle and chain. And I am hoping to do some more metal work to create brooches and necklaces that are more about the metal and the design than any stones. That being said, I have some lovely stone cabochons that I am looking forward to including on some rings and brooches, so stay tuned.

Of course, July is also the month that my new granddaughter is expected. In fact, we a fewer than two weeks from her due date now and I am getting so excited. But I've been very remiss in getting the baby's new blanket made (and some hats), so I best find time to do that as well. As they say, no rest for the wicked.

Thank you, as always, for your interest in The Selkie's Haunt.