We have lots of new personalised pieces near completion and lots of good ideas for others but i will take one piece at a time as I am the kind of person who wants everything to happen all at once. I have wanted to make this piece for a long time now and finally i can show it off with pride. I wanted to do the slinky a bit different to what everyone else was doing as they all look a like so i have gone for 6mm high rondelles which are 3mm wide to give it that sturdy look without taking away the elegance of the bracelet which i think makes it look even better. I wanted to make this piece a treasured keepsake for people so i thought i would attach etched initial charms so you could chose to have loved ones initials to make this a personal joy to wear but also have the elegance of a bracelet you could wear at a wedding for instance. The disks are 12mm in diameter and have a beautiful elegant font which took a bit of time to chose as there were so many. All the beads and charms are attached to strong stretchy elastic to create the illusion bracelet. Suzanne has been busy in the workshop trying out the new tumbler and she has done a fantastic job of the etched charms as they look superb because its not been easy in the workshop with the cold weather even though we have a heater in there.
Posts Tagged ‘engagement gift’
Well the days are flying past at the moment and Valentines day is just round the corner for all you love birds so we have been busy coming up with a few designs. The first of which is this silver heart necklace which can be personalised with the words of your choice.
I had been wanting to try etching text in relief for some time now and this is my first attempt and I have to say I was really pleased with the way it came out. After etching the text onto the silver heart which I cut out from sterling silver sheet by hand, I oxidised it and then popped it in my new tumbler (so excited to finally get a tumble polisher that everything is going in it at the moment!) and crossed my fingers! I love the effect it has given it as the pendant has a real shine to it – which is difficult to portray in the photograph – and the writing is highlighted but in a subtle way – a really unique way to express your feelings. And don’t just limit it to Valentine’s Day it also makes a great engagement, wedding or anniversary gift. Short phrases such as Be Mine, True Love and even Marry Me work best on this necklace and we have a few ideas coming up for those of you who have a bit more to say!