A new pendant which I have created this week. Another one is a bird pendant that was hand carved by me^^
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
A makeover of what? Me? No, it my necklace^^ Well I have been so called slaking due to many reasons. Importantly is that, the shop which I always get my art clay silver was sadly closed down. However, I managed to find another jewellery shop that sells Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and that means that I have to totally clean up my tools if I am getting PMC. Art clay silver and PMC contain different types of binders that cannot be mixed together but they can be used as an 'add on' the fired fine silver pieces. I have been spending some time 'repairing' and 'upgrading' the old pieces. The results were out today and I am so excited to show them to you. Also I have made some matching earrings for the flower necklaces. They will be out in my Etsy shop soon^^
Sorry for the pictures as it was raining when I was taking the shots. I really do not like the silver to look so "blue"...I'll retake the pictures again. Anyway what do you think? I have added some textures to the surfaces and also the middle part. The result is so so so much better^^
This was a repaired piece of a seperated oval base and 3 petite flowers. Basically, I just joined them together. The result is great!!
Another piece that was so called 'upgraded'^^ Simple and sweet!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I am happy to get a lot of features and especially I find that my art clay silver jewellery is been well recognised by quite some people. I happened to pop inside Social Mentions and found Denise, who is a clay potter. She featured my silver sunflower necklace in her blog. Guys please check up her shop here
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Remember I promised to blog about my working space yet I am too lazy to do that. Then my team, the Aspiring Metalsmiths that I joined recently came up with the idea of blogging each of our workspace. I have taken some photographs just now and I really hope that you would not be disappointed to see it...Haha...I am in the middle of fixing the metal clay work, the broken harp that some already knew about it. Hence my workspace is a little bit in the untidy mode, so I would like to apologize first.
I am fixing the strings of the broken harp. I mostly just throw everything into the black container. Fast and easy...Haha... See my magnifying glass?? I used it for small and delicate work^^
Another side of my desk. Filled with tools. I am not so organized as I only started making metal clay jewelery for 5 months. Probably it is time for me to get some racks to hang my tools and pliers.
Just a close up... One of my cats, named Zhu Rou. Meaning 'Pork'. My BF came up with the name... Zhu always like to hang around my working space.
An unfinished painting and untouched for 2 years. Hope to finish it during this Dec break when my students are away for holiday.
I do not use torch to fire my clay. As I am using art clay silver, I can fire the metal clay pieces using this stove. Asian like me love to use it to eat 'steamboat'. Normally the stove will be on the middle of the table. The pot will be filled with chicken broth and we will just dump all the ingredients we like to eat inside and chat while waiting for them to be cooked...A Chinese culture^^ My mom would probably be looking for it...
Please check up the workspace of my other talented teammates. Definitely OOAK interesting workspaces!!
All Wired Up Jewelry Designs - http://allwiredupjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Brandy, The Frogs Pond - http://thefrogspond.wordpress.com/
Carole Axium - http://www.caroleaxiumdesigns.com/journal/
Clarity, Scrollwork Designs - http://www.thesquarepegnation.blogspot.com/
Esmeralda, SilverBlueberry - http://jewelry-by-silverblueberry.blogspot.com/
Golden Water Creations - http://www.goldenwatercreations.blogspot.com/
Gloria of Hemlock Hollow - http://gloria-hemlockhollow.blogspot.com/
Jessica Lopour - http://www.abellablue.com/blog
Julie A. Mauerer of jamauerer - http://jamauerer.blogspot.com/
Nancy Creations - http://nancysjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Purpleshiny - http://purpleshiny.blogspot.com/
Stacy (Form and Funktion) - http://formandfunktionaccessories.blogspot.com/
Steph Stargell Designs - http://stephstargell.com/
Sylvia Anderson - http://sylviaanderson.blogspot.com/
SandyToesJewelry - http://sandytoesjewelry.blogspot.com
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
New works of mine. I love the sunflower pendant, it is even nicer when seeing the real one. Very sweet and delicate looking. However, some parts of the harp need to be repaired, so it is not available in my shop. But I am still excited to show you the harp pendant^^
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Playing with art clay silver can be fun but the oxidizing process works wonders too. This a vintage lacy style pendant which I have crafted recently. In order to make the pendant more 'old' and vintage, I have oxidized it only for about 10 seconds. Beautiful and unique isn't it???
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Guys, are you ready for another long ride of treasuries that featured my jewellery?? This is a really long one...