I have started making again now in preparation for craft fairs starting in March. I have three new collections starting that I'm quite excited about! I'm itching to get them all finished and photographed so I can upload the images to my website....
My first collection is the Silver Budgie work. It is exactly what it sounds like. Lots of small, hand pierced silver Budgies. Earrings, brooches, and necklaces. It's been difficult to get them to look right, a budgies head is unusually difficult to get right! But I think that with a little bit of practice I've got the shapes right now and I can begin to work away making little tweeters!
My Second collection reflects my love and fascination with collecting buttons. It's also my first large scale casting attempt. So now I have lots of little silver buttons dotted about waiting to be made into earrings, rings and necklaces. Because I can cast as many buttons as I need to at one time I now want to start thinking about different combinations so that the collection can grow and slowly change.
Lastly, my Baroque collection will soon be taking shape. Lots of baroque shapes being hand pierced out of silver, along with some baroque style Swarovski crystals to create some more statement necklaces and earrings. I can't wait to get cracking on this project! I just hope I have time to finish making them all before the craft fairs arrive!!
Jo is a jewellery designer maker, based in Birmingham. She creates mostly Silver and Gold pieces, along with the odd bit of Felt and colourful jewellery when the fancy takes her