Sunday, 11 January 2015

highly polished

 



Here are some more pieces from my 2014 TAFE project work...carved wax/cast rings and hand-fabricated earrings.
 
Finishing everything to a 'trade standard' high polish was a little foreign to me, compared to the world of contemporary jewellery, where matte and dark is more usual...but as you can see, I became pretty good at making things shiny. Perhaps also a little obsessive compulsive about it.
 
 
 


Monday, 5 January 2015

tradie


















I recently completed the final year of my Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture at Enmore Design Centre. Still much to learn (always), but with more trade/technical knowledge under my belt, I feel ok calling myself a Jeweller now.

This is one of my final year projects...a hand-fabricated dress ring...from the initial saw-piercing through to the catalogue photo shoot. (Note to self: remember to take photos of all the stages next time).

The last image is by Brook Rushton.