Sea bottom pendants

Monday, July 25, 2011

I continue my sea theme in jewellery. I do not remember when it was last time when I enjoyed making jewellery that much! I do love jewellery making, but I take it seriously usually. These pendants are pure fun! I put all my sea creatures out on my table, take the stones out of their little draws and start playing.

Australian trip inspired

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It has been just two months ago since I am back from my one month long trip to a beautiful country of Australia. All those aquariums that I visited left wonderful memories of the sea creatures from the Great Coral Reef and all the oceans that surrounded the continent. I have got a fossil shell opal in Sydney and made it into a necklace inspired by the sea creatures... Then I realized that I would like to go just one step further... And this small collection of one-of-a-kind pieces was born. I think, I will continue with this theme. All the pieces are going to be one-of-a-kind. Unique stones and wire work helps me to create jewellery that is as versatile as the sea itself.

Some of these pendants are available at the Just Jewellery gallery.

Jewellery Masterpieces virtual collection. Allan Heywood enamels

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Here is another artist for my inspiration collection. I have been doing a research on enameled jewellery in last few weeks. I am interested in Ceramit, that is basically a type of cold enamel. However, many of the hot enamel techniques may be applied to working with it (as well as those that are not available for working with hot enamels). I got very enthusiastic about the opportunities that Ceramit gave and created an enameling class where I could teach my students how to use it.

I remember a few enameling artists whom I have found in Internet in last few years and who amazed me. One of them was Allan Heywood from Australia. This is his web-site.

After visiting Australia myself (just a couple of months ago) I can understand where he gets his inspiration. Australia is an amazing country! Put an inspiration and a talent together and you can get a masterpiece.

Alexei Zelya

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I have found an amazing glass blowing artist. It does not look like he has a web-site. This is very unfortunate, as there are many pictures of his work in Internet any way.

The best way to see his work is just to google his name Алексей Зеля.

All his works are very inspiring... to be not afraid of spending time and make something that it is not easy to forget...

Deer necklace (sterling silver)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

HONOURABLE MENTION – Technical competence

Sterling silver, labradorite, cubic zirconia, synthetic sapphire

Everything I like the best can be found in this necklace: wild deers that are so usual for British Columbia, beautiful plant kingdom, ocean waves and Vancouver spring. In order to accent my love for Vancouver nature I used my favourite jewellery making techniques, such as piercing, engraving, fine soldering and stone setting.

My new vulkanizer

Monday, July 4, 2011

Got this new jewellery making toy. I tried it and I liked it! Rubber molds work like magic. Why did I not have it before?

I will go and play with it more!

(Let me know if you need any molds. I will see, what I can do about
it ;)

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