I have used heavier gauge pure copper wire for all the wire work on this piece. The emerald tumble stones are quite big as well. This is going to be a chunky necklace. I am really looking forward to putting it in liver of sulphur and giving it a nice deep patina. ..
Happiness is... turning a plain sheet of copper into something you can wear! :-) I really do love what I do! It is so satisfying to start with a bit of metal and see it become a beautiful piece of art. Could be a piece of jewellery, a sculpture, something functional or just a decorative design that..
I recently received a custom order for set of 12 Copper Napkin Rings. Sharing a few pictures of the making process. The napkin rings are available to order via my online shop here: Leaf Design Copper Napkin Rings ..
It is all about ESC Artists Stamford Exhibition now. I have been working on copper leaf sculptures, copper trays and another collaboration with artisan felter Eve Marshall for a bird sculpture. All pieces will be exhibited at Stamford Arts Centre from 26 October to 6 November. Please do come and vis..
Last few weeks have been really busy with Christmas stock for Art in the Heart, new cabinet set up at Corn Exchange Shopping Arcade, Craft events and the forthcoming ESC Artists Exhibition. I just didn't have time to update the blog last week so you can see lots of photos of the things I have been m..
My first attempt at making a water feature :-) I am absolutely thrilled with it. It has given me the encouragement to try new things, try bigger pieces and just have even more fun with copper. It was not the easiest project to take on, especially with my limited work area, and I di..
It has been another busy week of stock making in my world. Deadline (30th Sep) looming for Christmas stock for Art in the Heart and there are a couple of craft fairs coming up in October as well.More EarringsCopper BanglesBespoke Buttons for Eve MarshallNew range of Napkin Rings. I have done three s..
Last week was mostly about Earrings and Brooches. Lots of them. Here is the work in progress. Most of these will be going to Art in the Heart in Peterborough for the Gift shop and the Pop-Up event at Queensgate Shopping Centre on 8th October. The coming week will be spent in more of the same, p..
September is here and a busy period of making begins. I have several craft shows, artist markets and an exhibition coming up. So I will try and share some photos from the workbench, which is going to be a real hive of activity I am sure :-) To stay updated about events I am part of please do ch..
I have several Copper Trinket Trays offered for sale in my online shop. Some are in stock and some are made to order. I always get very excited when a "made to order" email drops into my inbox because it means I can once again take a blank sheet of copper and create a n..