Monday, 23 August 2010

Jewellery for a change

I've been busy making necklaces these past few days, again for the Art festival in a couple of weeks. Now it's back to the journals. I have to alternate between the two, this way I don't end up with lots of one thing and nothing of another.




This was an old key plate, I cut a piece of copper the same size for the back, added an image to the copper and mica to the key hole. I then made brass spacers between the two and riveted them together. I thought the old key would be appropriate to add. There's one of my fabric beads and a piece of china that I soldered.




This one has a bezel with a very old ad for a movie, 'Edison the Man', I found the ad in the vey old newspaper that the necklace has been photographed on. I've added balls of silver solder, some blue metallic thread and some ancient metal glitter to the resin. I thought it would be appropriate to add a light globe as well.





This one's an eclectic mix of drilled beach glass, more soldered china and my fabric beads. The ring that it's all suspended from is part of a lamp fitting. Not sure what part but I bought it and a few others from a lead lighting shop.



26 comments:

Healing Woman said...

Your necklace is very unique and beautiful. Large necklaces are supposed to be in this fall-just on time.

Best,
Cheryl

Heather said...

These necklaces are stunning and very beautiful Ro. They are sure to go down well at the Art Festival. It's nice for you to be able to switch from journals to jewellery and keeps the ideas fresh for each activity.

Sarah said...

Wow Ro your necklaces are beautiful. Have fun at the art festival..

Elizabeth said...

Such wonderful creations!!! I lvoe how you worked with the old key plate1!! tHESE PIECES WILL FLY OUT OF THE SHOW!!

Bren said...

your jewellery is amazing, so unique. That first piece is brilliant, what an idea! Like everyone else, they aren't going to last long at the festival.

ArtPropelled said...

Just gorgeous!!

Jill Eudaly said...

the mix of materials is so interesting. good luck at the festival.
jill

Svetlana said...

Fabulous neclace. I shall go to lightin shop and have a look what other useful thing they have.

Patty said...

I hope you make lots of these as they're going to walk away fast with
new owners. Well done!

Terri Kahrs said...

How fabulous, Ro!!! Just add a little black dress, and you'd be ready for anything!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Dezinaworld said...

Absolutely stunning !! this is such a beautiful necklace
Hugs June xxx

Dot said...

These necklaces are gorgeous Ro. Am sure they will sell at the festival. You are so clever to be able to create such beautiful jewelry and create journals too!
Dot xx

sue said...

Really great Ro - I love that eclectic look! i really think I recognise that china - maybe I have a saucer or something like that rattling around in the back of my cupboard ...

Sophie Munns said...

Oh i do love that one thats 2nd from the end... hope its a wonderful event...best of luck!
S

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Ro, I always love to see your jewelry. I would love to make some, and WILL (!) but always find myself making collages. Hope you are having a lovely August. The lighting is so beautiful here, and the mornings and nights much cooler. roxanne

layers said...

I also think it is a good idea to go back and forth as you will be fresh each time... love your necklaces and best wishes with the art fair.

Nic Hohn said...

Looks like you'll have a wonderful collection for the Festival Ro...they won't be able to resist your scrumptous goodies!

Julia said...

yumm yumm as always!...hope to see you at Beaumaris on the Sunday......xx.julia

Judys Fiber Art said...

Thank you for the visit to my blog and the generous comment you left. I am beginning to think that all the most talented people in the world live in Australia. I have heard from so many and like you, they are multi-talented. Is it something in the water there? Your work is extraordinary.

nina said...

dearest ro, i'm so heartened to see that you are continuing your beautiful jewelry work! always unique, always you. and i love picturing where you are creating these beautiful things. a big hug to the both of you - and to your house - love, nina

Patti said...

your jewelry is fabulous! It sounds fairly complicated but I haven't much experience with metal - I'll bet you're going to have a great show!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what wonderful necklaces! i love all the little details and how you put them together

Robyn said...

clever beautiful pieces of jewellery

best wishes for the festival

oneartistjournal said...

LOVE your necklaces...LOVE...and your journals too!!
XOXOrly

azirca said...

Love the creative use of the lamp fitting and the 'edison the man' advert.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Ro,
Julia sent me the link to you.
Lurve your stuff and I've become a follower!
I hope your having fun at the festival this weekend.
Hugs,
Anna