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As the end-of-term approaches and it becomes time to pack up the workshops for the summer break, I've been making up the stock to keep things going over the summer, which this time has involved using up odds and ends from other projects. A while…
Canadian-Trinidadian artist Talwst was once given an old ring box by a Parisian street vendor, who told him: “I want to see what you make with this.” Talwst placed…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on June 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I've been on holiday! Last thing on my bench were the silver "rabbit in a hat" charms, one of which I managed to set and polish:
This one has 24 x 1.8mm garnets round it and I'm making others with…
... I find February to be by far the cruellest month and the raw, icy blasts this year have not done anything to make me change my mind.
Lots of odd things to report on since my last post, including a box of "gingerbread gimps"…
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 11, 2015 at 1:44pm — No Comments
A busy week! I spent all day in London on Thursday, first of all visiting a private breakfast view of the superb "Masters of Modern Jewellery" exhibition at…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I feel really deflated after all the stress leading up to the referendum and although my sleeping patterns are back to normal - for the four or five days prior to the event, I was getting about 2 hours a night! - I'm still…
Added by The Justified Sinner on September 25, 2014 at 1:34am — No Comments
Bario-Neal Jewelry is handcrafted in Philadelphia with reclaimed precious metals, fairmined gold,…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
As many readers know (if you can call my small but dedicated readers "many"!) we've been running a degree programme within Glasgow Kelvin College - née: North Glasgow College - for some four…
Added by The Justified Sinner on June 7, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Lots going on in the workshop in the last few weeks but I'll start off with the completed pictures of Fashion:Vitcim by the incredible Andrew Neilson at…Continue
Since my last post, spring can definitely be said to have arrived and the Easter break saw sunshine all day and every day except the last. It is great to be seeing the sky still slightly light at 9pm and to feel the warmth in the…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on April 27, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
A necklace for the Dulcinea of Toboso. Don Quixote necklace in an automaton frame.
Added by Brigitte Martin on April 10, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments
I have finally finished my Alexander McQueen tribute piece, "Fashion:Victim" which comprises of the two spherical 'handbags' made from steel spheres which I found in a burnt-out factory in Kent some years ago. The…Continue
... as I am no longer young, it has to be said, "Daffodils"!
I've spent the last few weeks working on a charity piece which kind of got out of hand. What started off as a request for a "life-sized daffodil…
Many years ago, I realised that Alexander McQueen was not a couturier in the usual sense of the word. It was his commission of the collar from Shaun Leanne for his 2001 catwalk show which drew my attention to his work - the collar is a stunning assembly of lethal silver spikes and grey pearls, seen at 7:40 in the video below - and the show just blew me away. From that moment on, I never thought of McQueen as a clothing designer but as a sculptor, a critic, an historian, someone with a…Continue
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I was so excited about the "Tank" bracelet that I made in a minimal style last week that I have started to make three more, two in the ultra-minimal style of the first, using only silver and one large…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on September 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Surely some joke?
Well, not really... I have to confess to having created something so minimal it surprised even me when it was finished:…
The new edition of Metalsmith, the annual "Exhibition in Print" is fantastic. Susan Cohn curates "As Seen By Others: Photography As Strategy", an exhibition which I didn't enter as I didn't really think that it would be very interesting, nor did I think that it applied to my work. Now I am kicking…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on August 31, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
One of my students made my day today by giving me a load of old silversmithing hammers which she had bought as part of a job-lot of tools from a workshop which was closing down!
Other than that, I've…
Added by The Justified Sinner on August 28, 2013 at 3:53pm — No Comments