…Trust the Process…

The art of making jewellery consists of many stages…from the thinking and designing stage…to preparing the materials…to shaping them…to joining the materials by soldering, riveting etc…to applying finishing touches such as textures, patinas etc. In a process that involves so many steps it is not uncommon for things to go horribly wrong or alternatively to achieve a result that surpasses expectations. The following quote is one which I often remind myself of as I make my jewellery…

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I am currently working on some new designs and ideas in my workshop – here are some photos of the process so far…

IMG_20131003_142512 …drawing out some new designs…

IMG_20130925_125958 …rolling silver plate…

IMG_20130925_134242 …annealing silver to soften it…

IMG_20131011_092213 …pierced and filed bits and pieces…

IMG_20130917_145254 …shaping settings…

IMG_20131001_140613 …jewellery related injuries occur when files turn rogue…

IMG_20131008_130426 …cleaning jewellery leaves the jeweller with dirty, polish-covered fingers…

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