And yet another wedding related post! This time I’ve been busy with the clay, coming up with a range of toppers for display in the cake shop. It makes a nice change to be playing with clay again!
Another project I’ve been working on this week is a pair of gold wedding bands. There’s still a small amount of work to do on them, and of course they need hallmarking, but I thought I’d share with you the process so far.
I do enjoy making wedding rings, they’re simple technically but it’s sort of a privilege to make something so significant.
As you’ve probably gathered by now, I don’t only work in metal, and am up for almost any challenge. To illustrate this, here’s something I’ve completed this week; a specially commissioned wedding cake topper, made from polymer clay. The couple I made this for were great, and gave me lots of details to work with. I’m sure it’ll look fab on their cake, and should definitely generate lots of comments!
I’m working hard at the moment to get together enough work to launch the online shop selling madSali jewellery. This means my conceptual work has been a bit neglected of late, but I’m looking forward to getting back to it once I’ve got enough stock made.Today, I thought I’d share with you the production of the ‘Little Bird’ necklaces.
Simple as that! These chaps are now ready to go into the online shop. I’ll be posting a link to it as soon as I’ve finished fiddling, so come back soon!
This week I attended a Prince’s Trust course called Explore Enterprise. I was there with a dozen others all in the early stages of setting up a new business.
There was a lot of information to take in about legal structures and sales and marketing, and we had several talks from visiting entrepreneurs. The scariest bit for me was when we were asked to deliver a 30 second pitch about our business!
It was hard going at times and there was a lot to take in, but I met some great people and felt reassured that there’s a lot of support out there for those going into business for the first time.
Of course, with all the learning, I’ve not spent any time at the workbench for ages and there’s lots to do, so I’m looking forward to getting back to it next week!
Here are some pendants I’ve been working on today, for the madSali range. I’ve been good for once, and remembered to take photos at (almost) each stage.
First of all, cutting out the butterfly motifs ready to solder on to an oval shaped piece of wire.
Then file the butterflies until they’re nicely shaped and smooth.
Here, the butterflies have been soldered onto the wire frames and their wings gently bent into shape.
They’re dropped in the pickle to clean off the oxidisation, and they’re almost ready!