Monday, January 24, 2011

Aspiring Metalsmiths: My Early Stage of Jewelry Crafting...

This is the 2nd time that I participated in the Aspiring Metalsmiths Blogroll.  This Jananury blogroll is about the first piece of jewelry I made.  If you remember, I only started crafting metal clay jewelry last September, so my early jewelry were mostly made of swarovski crystals, jades, brass, charms and other gems stones.  I'll divide the process into different stages. 

Stage 1) Chinese Orients
My very first works are more to the eastern orient style when I made earrings using jades, cinnebars, cloisonne. 

Stage 2)  Sweet Romantism
I normally lost interest of a style very fast especially when I only make jewelry for a few months.  I just love those sweet sweet pink elements, polymer clay flowers, butterfly charms and swarovski crystals...

Stage 3) Swarovski Fanatic
I love colours and the best advantage about swarovski products is that there is a wide range of colours.  Just like the colours that are available for paintings, so I really loved using those colourful crystals.

Stage 4) Gemstones and precious metals
I got into a classy mood that I thought that better quality materials like sterling silver and precious gem stones should be able to help me to reach another higher end market. 

Stage 5)  Flexible metal clay
Of course I still have many more other experiments such as painted pendants, combinations of pearl and etc but I will skip all those if not this blog is going to be very long.  This is my very first metal clay pendant^^  I still love it until now...haha...I at times feel that 'Wow this is a fast growth'.  I will continue with this medium for the time being as there are many techniques I really want to learn.  I'm going to start combining cement into my works, so stay tune ya^^ 

Please check up the interesting blogs of my other talented teammates to find out their early jewelry!!

Gayle -
Gloria -


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bridal Orders

Just a fast and run post^^  I have 2 bridal orders this month and this set of dainty freshwater pearl necklaces is one of them^^

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NEW NEW NEW Experiments!!

Hi guys,

Wow, I was very busy as I had some orders for last week.  Since this is a new year, I do have some goals in mind and one of them is to get 100 sales witnin this year.  I still have 97 to go...haha... I have spent some time to dream but not forgetting to make some new stuff.  I have created these new works^^  Just a quick show...

I'm trying to include some scenery to my metal clay works.  Basically, the concept is to bring in meaningful story to each of the OOAK pendant I have made.  Making it more interesting with details like these tiny birds is a challenge too...haha...  This pendant entitled 'A Peaceful Afternoon'  is available in my shop now. 

I finaly bought some stones and learnt to set them on my metal clay pendant.  This is the very first try and I think that the outcome is sweet and elegant.  The stone is  AAA purple faceted round amethyst cabochon.

I'm trying to introduce 3D space into my work.  This is the first try too...