Craft: jewellery prep, cuttlefish

I think I’d mentioned in my last jewellery post that my plan was to try and spend the next session (hopefully not) becoming the most hated person in class by stinking the place out with a batch of cuttlefish.

I’ve done my best to try and take advantage of being able to prep my moulds outside of lesson time. I was honestly never this prepared while I was actually at school. Not entirely sure where this studious attitude has appeared from.

Taking advantage of the pet shop around the corner, I made myself look like a crazy bird lady and stocked up on as many fish as I could fit in my bag. To be fair I didn’t have the biggest bag with me, but thought any more than five seemed a bit excessive. You have to draw the line somewhere.

Luckily, the weather has been nice recently. As much as I love the fact this can be done at home, it is pretty messy and I don’t think my rugs would appreciate the dust. Sat outside with an old wardrobe base as a makeshift table, I found a pretty perfect work space.

Chopping and smoothing was the easy part. I found myself having loads of ideas while doing this first bit of prep, then predictably all the ideas disappeared once the craft knife came out. A couple of beers and a night in the garden helped break through the creative block. Guess which ones were done after liquid inspiration.

I’m not completely convinced by all of these designs, or whether they’ll actually line up properly. Fingers crossed they will. But, if they don’t work out they can always be melted down again. I also have no idea what I’m going to do with the final products if they do work out. Hopefully, I’ll end up with lots of pretty things that will speak for themselves.

Stay tuned!

Much love!