in time of daffodils - WIP - 16


... 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 in any media" became a small installation which I should have finished early next week. Having finished the sterling silver one, the 3d plastic prints arrived from Shapeways: I am very pleased with the way these came out.

in time of daffodils - WIP - 17


All that these required was the attaching of a brooch pin to the back:

in time of daffodils - WIP - 20


And they are almost complete. Certainly, like this, they can be worn but I have a few more things to do to make them ready for the exhibition.


Other than that, it has been really quiet in the workshops. I've made up a "stock" piece, my "Torx" ring, made from a torx nut head that was given to me by my friend and colleague, Christine, who found it outside her house:

Torx - 2


Set with a beautiful purple-red garnet, amethysts and a rough, natural ruby crystal in the back:

Torx - 5



Off to Rome on Friday to see the Treasures of St. Gennaro at the Fondazione Roma Museo to which I am looking forward enormously.

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Comment by The Justified Sinner on January 29, 2014 at 3:06am

No problem. Ask away if you have any other questons.

Comment by The Justified Sinner on January 29, 2014 at 1:50am

Stacy, it is weighty but not cumbersome. I like to balance the weight so that you know you are wearing a ring - I really do not approve of jewellery which you can forget you are wearing! - while remaining practical. The ruby on this one not only gives a "secret" for the wearer to play with and experience privately, but it stops the head from spinning on the finger.

In terms of rust, I encourage it. It is part of the material and I love the way that there is a constant battle between the rust and the oils in the skin with the skin oils mostly winning! The surface is porous and absorbs skin oils, eventually becoming effectively waterproof. The rust only appears in parts which the skin does not touch and that is an effect I really like.

Comment by Louise Perrone on January 23, 2014 at 9:45am

yes -they look wonderful as is

Comment by The Justified Sinner on January 23, 2014 at 1:03am

Louise, they are not flocked but the lovely, velvety surface is just how the prints arrive back. I have lacquered them before, which with several coats of high-quality lacquer looks fantastic. It is possible to have these flocked and I was going to but the company which does the flocking advised that there would be problems in the "trumpet" with possible clumping and/or loss of detail, so I left them black.

Comment by Louise Perrone on January 23, 2014 at 12:07am

I love those daffs! Are they flocked?

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