Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I have earned my national design colours showing my talent at design indaba emerging creatives stand, it was such a wonderful experience, firstly national and international exposure to buyers, interacting with customers getting feedback from them in terms of my work, making friends keeping contacts and offcourse creating job opportunities I had a few job offers. its all because of the DESIGN INDABA TEAM & DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE, thanx
Monday, March 12, 2012
I had an idea of using the same technique used when making an Ox whip
with two leather strips, after refreshing my mind making a test piece I had to make wire, and I did have the right tools to do the job but I had to use what I have to make wire. I used fire wood as a peg, grinding stone to file a point so that I can pull wire, with the vice mounted on the broken chair , with the draw plate, my Mom holding the chair steady while I draw wire, when I was done drawing wire I used the fire wood stove (Jewel Falkirk) to anneal the wire, then after I started braiding. what came out of all the effort was the bangle on the previous blogpost with a good review from... http://jinntrend.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-has-been-occuring.html
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
TOP: Sterling silver hand woven wire bangle inspired by traditional OX whip making techniques
MIDDLE: Platinum fine hand woven wire ring with Yellow tourmaline set on 18yellow gold and 10 pointer diamond at the end (Ergonomics)
BOTTOM:18 yellow gold and sterling silver fine hand woven wire with a amethyst on a silver chain
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
This one of my successful pieces I have made since march last year.
I was given this pink tourmaline as a gift by Lee Everitt.
She said after giving me the stone I must do something nice with it,
and this is the wonderful bangle design I came up with. I think the rough texture of the weaving complements the lenient pink faceted pear shaped tourmaline with smooth shiny side bands finishing off the bangle directing the eyes where to look at.
I hallmarked my name on a piece of silver metal strip and soldered on either sides of the side bands where the silver and gold braiding meet. After noticing DAMIANI Italian jewellery house they brand their jewellery on the outside http://www.damiani.com/en/products/search-----/5/show/20037091
I made this round double weave stack rings for Veronica Anderson's new theme, made out of five silver woven rings with tube charms set with green tourmalines on bothsides of the tube. they can also be worn as earrings or a pendant on a tiny chain.