Saturday, 4 February 2012

Exciting commissions

I feel like I haven't posted on the blog for a while - sorry about that! I have been really busy with some very exciting commissions. First of all, I was commissioned to make a pendant for a British TV and film actress! I shall discretely not name names! I made this bee pendant which was thankfully very well received.
It was made using silver clay. I made a silicone mould of a bee using a bead that I had. I textured the back and front of the pendant with netting to make it look like a honeycomb.
The bee is a symbol of achieving the impossible and I will be adding this to my Etsy shop soon

I was then also commissioned to make some cufflinks for another famous person! I was specifically asked to write 'Crazy Arnold' on them. I used a photopolmer plate to create a mould of the letters and set them in silver clay. After kiln firing I soldered on the cufflink backs. I found this article from Art Clay Guild UK chairman Nicola Callow really helpful when soldering onto silver clay; thanks for sharing your tips Nicola.
The cufflinks were very well received and I subsequently was asked to make more jewellery for this recipient!

I am really pleased with these pendants that were commissioned for twins Grace and Stella's birthday. I designed them myself and they are an amigram. When worn one way up they say Grace and when worn the other way up they say Stella. I added a silver initial letter to each piece, a G for Grace and an S for Stella, so they could tell whose was whos (that can't be seen in the photo as they were added to the lobster claw clasp).

So all in all, January was a very busy month! I hope February is as busy!


  1. nice work! especially like the bee..

    1. Hi @artthropologist
      Thanks for taking the time to read the post and comment


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