Friday, June 27, 2008

More Jewelry From the Hollow Forms Class at Metalwerx

For some reason I've misplaced the photo of the reverse of this piece so apologies to start.

Anyhoo, this lovely silver hollow form pendant was made by Laura who took my Hollow Form Fabrication class at Metalwerx in Waltham, Massachusetts. I'm a serious sucker for reticulated fine silver which gives this piece it's lunar surface. Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! She has a huge lovely sheet of the stuff and from it cut out a disc and formed it into a dome to create the front plate you see. The hooks are attached to a finely made back plate so it can be hung on one of Laura's insanely sweet beaded cords like the one she made for her 1st piece in the class.

I had a great time with you ladies and hope you will be joining me again for my next exciting class at Metalwerx in the autumn - "Reclaimed/Recycled Materials in Jewelry". Details soon!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My Student's work at Metalwerx

The 8 week Hollow Forms Class at Metalwerx has been a blast! I really have enjoyed working with my students and they have created some nice work. Plus it has been a pleasure working in such a creative environment and in a VERY well equipped metals studio.

Above is a photo of Laura's lovely square pendant in oxidized sterling silver on her handmade woven bead cord. She completed it nicely with her own handmade end caps and "s" hooks. Laura is also pictured soldering away at her 2nd hollow form pendant which I will post a photo of after our last class next week.

The bottom photo isn't of a hollow form but Sue likes to multi-task and finished what she calls her "candy dish" pendant set with a fine Jasper stone. Sue is having a great time forming metal and we will be working hard to finish up her hollow form pendant in the last class.

We've had a lovely time and I am already looking forward to offering another class at Metalwerx in the autumn!

Soon I will also be posting about a few things I have been playing with in the studio recently. I'm taking on the new challenge of doing work without the torch and all the chemicals. I'm missing the torch soooooo much as I love the fire but it's time to change direction for a bit and get re-inspired. I hope you will let me know what you think!