Tag: handmade

Two Part Resin – what not to do

My recent experiments with UV resin made me curious to give two part resin another go. What can I say, I love a new project, a new medium and lets be honest, any excuse to […]

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Craft: mini jewellery part two

A while ago when I was still going to classes, I was struggling to decide what to do next after one of my (many) disasters that could easily be considered fails. I thought I’d take […]

Craft: jewellery making fails part 1

In an earlier jewellery post, I think I may have mentioned getting a bit over confident with my abilities and not quite ended up with usable pieces.  But, not to be a negative Nancy, everything […]

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Craft: jewellery making part 7

This was a little bit of a fail week.  To be honest, I think I’ve had a bit too much luck with experiments recently and it’s probably about time I had a disaster to bring […]

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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 […]

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Craft: jewellery making part 6

I may have found my new favourite way to cast silver. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. The method is called cuttlefish casting. I’m quite happy to have a little brag and say […]

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Craft: silver mushrooms

I may have mentioned (once or twice) how much I love the jewellery course I signed up for at the beginning of the year. I love it. It might turn Wednesdays into the longest days […]

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Craft: jewellery making part 5

When I first started this jewellery making course I was adamant I wanted to stick with base (cheap) metals until I was a master at everything. Yes I was this big headed to think I […]

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Craft: mini jewellery part one

Playing with metal, fire and pliers is definitely my new favourite past time. I bought a couple of different thicknesses in copper wire and wasn’t too sure what to do with them at first. While […]