About 6 weeks ago, I ordered some stamps with my signature on them from Microstamps in the US. They arrived today and I have to say that I am delighted with them. I've had a hallmark for years and years but since I started working in iron and reclaimed materials, I've barely used it as mediaeval legislation in the UK means that it is not possible to sell anything "contaminated" with other materials as "silver" or "gold" jewellery. So farcical is this legislation that I cannot even describe my work as "silver and iron" but have to describe it as "white precious metal and iron", which seems a whole lot less honest than "silver and iron".


Singature Stamps - 1


I got one with my full signature and one with my initials as I sign them, for smaller items.


Singature Stamps - 2


The quality is excellent and they were fairly inexpensive - I think it was around $190 for both.



The end-of-term always gets a bit fraught and sometimes a bit of light relief is required. Today it was brought to us by the wonderful Anne Walker, an ex-architect who now makes jewellery and who is - unsurprisingly - quite adept at CAD. For some reason, she felt possessed to make a bracelet out of laser-cut perspex flamingoes...


Pink Flamingoes - 1


Just when you thought it couldn't get any more tasteless, bring on the CZ-set eyes...


Pink Flamingoes - 2


Which do, somehow, redeem it!

(Needless to say, I have posted this with permission of Anne: it was she who suggested that the bracelet was tasteless and I was compelled to agree.)

Views: 62

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Enamelling with Tamizan Savill - 10.00am - 4.00pm £195 (includes enamels, copper and a silver blank) Bring Packed Lunch   Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th July,…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The craft of engraving and carving letters has a rich heritage. Celebrate hand-cut words on objects – from signage and jewellery, to artworks and trophies. https://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/whats-on-inscribed-craft-cutting-letters/"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"We're recruiting! Application deadline: 30 April We are currently recruiting for a temporary P/T Festival Operations Assistant to join The Big Draw Team this summer in the busy run up to The World's Biggest Drawing Festival…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"https://www.londoncraftweek.com/events/future-craft Emma-Jane uses fold-forming techniques alongside traditional metalworking practices to explore the intriguing nature of metals. Her tactile vessels reflect lines and rhythms found in the natural…"
Friday

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2019   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service