All Blog Posts Tagged 'silver' (156)

Build-up

This week has been taken up with the tough paperwork exercises of re-writing the whole curriculum at the School of Jewellery to make it more dynamic and flexible. We've taken the opportunity to make the whole thing more craft-based, which is exciting. Needless to say, we've been working on this for weeks but the submission date is next week, so that is why it was so fraught. In between all that, it has been business as usual, however.



Finished the pendant for Rachael…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Once You've Begun To Think Like A Gun

Walk Like A Man (Sex Crime) - WIP - 10
Well...
Blood on the windows and…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 22, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Tiger Feet

I've not posted for a while, for which I apologise. It isn't that there has been nothing happening or that I've been too busy: more that when I've had a spare moment or two, I've not felt like making a post.

SO this will be a bit of a longer post than usual as I've been in Brighton again, visited Farnham, and loads of other things besides. I also completely forgot that there should have been two other things of note in the last post: I gave my talk on New Technology as part of the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 15, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Three Weeks

It doesn't feel like three weeks since I last posted and fortunately there has been something of a lull in activities as I move house from the temporary rental into my new permanent location.



As I said a few posts back, the Earl of Bedlam is making me a new suit and the theme this time is "Mr Fox". I get real pleasure out of seeing the urban foxes which have appeared everywhere in the UK over the last 15 years or so (along with urban badgers and even deer) and I commissioned…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 6, 2016 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Minimalist with a Twist - Jeanne Marell, UK

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 1, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Fred Rich Enamel Design, UK

Damsel Moonstone Vase

Silver, silver gilt and enamel with 22 carat…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 31, 2016 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

SNAG Donation Perk: Brooch by Andrew Kuebeck

I donated to SNAG's annual appeal last year, and my choice of perk was a…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 14, 2016 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Punk, JUNK (and not junk)

JUNK: Rubbish To Gold - 6



This was the week that the School of Jewellery hosted the recycling-performance work, "JUNK: Rubbish To Gold" with teams of the most experimental and interesting jewellers coming in - from as far afield as Ohio and Germany - to…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

The Project is Alive!

Dear friends and colleagues

We…

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Added by JUNK: rubbish to gold on November 9, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Upcoming Exhibition

Added by Ana M. Lopez on October 28, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

Frontiers Of All Sorts

Fei Liu Exhibition - School of Jewellery - 1

So we kick off this week with an correction and an apology. In my last blog, I credited the elegant champagne-flute holders which were used at the Fei Liu reception as having been "designed and made" by Paul Evans,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

From Junk To Discarded Vegetables

JUNK: Rubbish To Gold

Another busy week, starting early on with the first stirrings of the performance-making-piece "JUNK: Rubbish To Gold" by Jivan Astfalck in which…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Automata, Blue John and Samurai

AND back at the bench! Hooray!

Temporary Workbench - 2



I've begun to catch up with commissions and making stock work. Immediately, I'm working on a piece incorporating a small 9ct Edwardian brooch and some of the metal found on Dungeness…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 3, 2015 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments

Fangophilia - Custom Molded Japanese Body Jewelry

Founded by Japanese dentist Taro Hanabusa, Fangophilia creates one-of-a-kind teeth, ear and other accessories custom molded to the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 26, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Register now to learn silver reticulation, granulation and keum-boo with me!

at The Glass Furnace outside of Istanbul Turkey from May 13-17, 2016.
Come explore Silver Surfaces with me in the beautiful countryside.

This course will introduce students to three techniques of surface embellishment that are made possible by the working properties of silver itself: reticulation, granulation…

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Added by Ana M. Lopez on September 8, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Jewellery Technology and the GSA Degree Show 2015

Digital Jewellery Day - Glasgow Kelvin College - June 2015 - 1



Another busy week, this time hosting at Glasgow Kelvin College our first "Jewellery Technology Day" comprising demonstrations and visits from a variety of people connected with digital…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 17, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

Rabbits and Wolves and Bears, Oh My!



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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 11, 2015 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Rabbits, Glass Sheep, Ada Lovelace and Virginia Woolf in Hindi

Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat - WIP - 64



The main event this week has been completing my watch and chain for the ACJ exhibition "Sleight of Hand". The last element to be completed was the fitting of a glass to the 1838 silver watch-case which was…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My Iron Lung - St Dauvit

Jan Donaldson

At last I can reveal the "secret project" I have been working on for the last month for "The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange 2015" in which various contemporary jewellers around the world create…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 9, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Spring Break - A Holiday And A New Suit

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:

Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat - WIP - 36



This one has 24 x 1.8mm garnets round it and I'm making others with…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 21, 2015 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

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Build-up

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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
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