Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wet felting my first felted creation - Black and White Merino wool phone case.

I’ve been a huge fan of felting and particularly Nuno felting for over 10 years now so last month I’ve decided it was finally time to learn how to do it! I’ve bought a series of educational videos from a talented felt designer @lenabaymut_felt and my felting journey has begun... so far I’ve been making test pieces with different techniques but I thought I will show you my first “real” felt creation. I needed a new iPhone case for my phone so it was a perfect opportunity to try and felt it 😊 it’s made of black merino wool, decorated with white viscose fibers and on the back I’ve made a pocket for credit cards and driving license.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Green gemstone flower ring Prasiolite Peridot wire wrapped sterling silver ring - Gemstone flower collection by Arctida

For the past couple of years I've been making jewelry using mostly metal clay and traditional silversmiths techniques but I haven't stopped with wire wrapping completely. It was the first technique that I've learned in jewelry making and it will always have a special place in my heart :)

So here is a another example of my wire wrapped creations. This one is a gorgeous Prasiolite (aka Green Amethyst) and Peridot gemstone flower attached to woven wire wrapped sterling silver base. The gemstone flower is one of my favorite designs and even though I’ve already done dozens variation (some examples of my Gemstone Flowers collection), I'm still surprised how different the flowers look with various gems. The woven ring base was made with a guidance of Gosia Domańska's wonderful ring tutorial.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Mint druzy ring Sterling silver and mint green druzy Quartz ring - Lindelle

Here is a forth piece from my exam work for Precious Metal Clay certification. This time it is a rustic nature inspired Druzy ring. The ring is tree bark textured to match that beautiful mint green cabochon and looks like something a druid or an pagan priestess would wear or at least I imagine it so :) 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Red jewelry set Enameled jewelry necklace earring set painted abstract swirls - Liquid Lava

I wanted to show you my first try at enameling on copper. It is just as fun as enameling on silver but because copper is cheaper than silver I can experiment more freely.

I used Sgraffito technique with contrasting red, black and white enamels and the end result reminded me of the Lava flows hence the name of the set :)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Melted silver pendant free shape silver casting. Jewelry design by Arctida.

Making silver jewelry is a lot of fun but recycling old jewelry pieces and scraps (meaning melting silver) is even more fun 😍 Here is a pendant made of a couple of broken pieces and failed experiments that I had. The technique is called silver casting, basically you melt silver and pour it into something that will give the silver it’s shape or pattern. For my pendant tree branches and dried pees were used.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Khione - Shadow box pendant fine silver cubic zirconia. Jewelry design by Arctida.

Here is a third piece from my exam work for Precious Metal Clay certification. This time it is a beautiful fine silver pod shaped pendant with cubic zirconia inside. The pendant has been polished to a mirror shine which in combination with brilliant cut cubic zirconia gives it extra bling bling :)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dichroic glass fine silver cocktail ring. Jewelry design by Arctida.

Here is a second piece from my exam work for Precious Metal Clay certification. This time it is a large fine silver cocktail ring with gorgeous Dichroic glass cab. The pretty green blue pink ring is very season appropriate to post on the first day of Spring, me think :)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Elsa - Rock Crystal Clear Quartz earrings wire wrapped in sterling silver. Jewelry design by Arctida.

New minimalistic bling bling in my shop :) This time it is Rock Crystal Clear Quartz earrings wire wrapped in sterling silver with pretty lever-backs. A gift idea for the ladies born in April or a simple pair of earrings for a bride-to-be perhaps...

Friday, February 9, 2018

Flower bracelet Fine silver Cubic zirconia. Jewelry design by Arctida.

Last spring I achieved my Precious Metal Clay certification and I thought I'll show you some of my exam work. The first one is a pretty Flower bracelet made of hand-carved fine silver flowers with Cubic zirconia and sterling silver findings.

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