Saturday, 22 March 2008

Weekend accomplishments thus far


Well, have actually made a few pieces of jewellery today.... Having a four day break is wonderful.... hopefully I can do a few more things over the next couple of days too!

I recently picked up some silver plated vintage cutlery and managed to put together the following. A fair bit of wire wrapping, drilling, polishing etc.... gotta love my dremel! lol

The fork was a bit of a trial.... I managed to break off one of the prongs... so made it into a loop! Then when I was trying to polish it, went a bit crazy with the dremel, therefore I had to create a pattern on it to cover up the mistakes!

12 comments:

Sandi said...

wow! Love this jewelry from cutlery!
thevictoriangypsy

The Stamping Queen said...

They are all brilliant Janine!
Well done!!
Barb

barbara burkard said...

goodness!!!! this is the first time i've been to your blog! oh my great sweet loveliness! that fork is AWESOME!!! WOW!!!

i'm going to add you as a link to my blog if i may!

happy easter hugz,
barb

Ursula Clamer said...

Janine these look fab! I love how the fork has turned out even if that was not what you had in mind, you have certainly turned your challenges in to triumphs!
It's good to read that you have had time to play this weekend. Ux

Elizabeth said...

Janine!
Great job with the silverware!! The plated stuff is really a beast to curl isn't it!! I have found that if you put the piece in a vise to hold it and then work with the pliers to make the curls, it is a bit easier!!
Glad to see that you have a bit of time to create!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Julie H said...

Janine these are totally amazing! Just beautiful and all so unique.I think the fork is my favourite, did it turn out to be yours?

Jen Crossley said...

Janine these look amazing wish you had 4 days off more often awesome
Jen

Nic Hohn said...

Janine, i just LOVE your cutlery jewels.And I signed into your guest, twice...oops.

Megan P said...

these pieces look wonderfully original. love the curls on the fork, and what you have done on the end of the handles is gorgeous.
Mxx

Pherenike said...

perfect pieces for a posh dinner party.

Sue McGettigan said...

These are gorgeous Janine! Isn't it funny, the fork with the altered prong is the one that really draws my eye - I think sometimes our best pieces come from having to improvise, make over, rework. I love this idea of altered cutlery jewelry - so cool!

Ro Bruhn said...

Wow, thanks for visiting my blog, I get to see your fabulous jewellery and what a great class you did with Michael D. I'll be back