Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Perforations = RSI...


...but it's so worth it ;)

I worked on my first perforated piece {the Magnolia Brooch, above - a big'un!} a good few months ago {God, now I think about it, it was the early Summer!} and really loved a new found way for me to explore silhouette, and combine it with my hand piercing to add further detail in 2D...

I had done so much carving previously to add form, I was looking for something new!

Despite the RSI after drilling so many hundreds of holes, I really liked the effect and loved playing with the cameo shapes {I got new oval mandrels - bliss! ;)}...as I always refer back to an age gone by... so I was really excited to work on another special piece this Christmas using the same effect. I especially love making necklaces too, so this was fun.

I knew this piece had to be kept silver, as when I plated the magnolia brooch, I secretly preferred it silver - so this was clear in my mind. When I found two strings of amazing, smooth, oval Green Garnet beads - I knew it was a match made in [my kind of] heaven...

So I got cracking! ;)

You can see a little more of the Magnolia Necklace HERE :)

Just thought I would share a little background on a few of the new Christmas pieces this week - I know I have not shared as much of my process as I normally would on the blog these last few months what with time being so tight - so now I can finally sit back and share some little tid-bits...

Hope you're all well and still enjoying the peeks - and thank you SO much for embracing the launch of abigail*ryan so warmly... Mister Bell and I are over the moon.

Happy Wednesday, all.
xo

6 comments:

ryan@desirelines said...

really stunning necklace- it and the summer rose might just be my favourites ;)

fionachapman said...

Certainly worth the effort. This is beautiful.

masaoms said...

O_O amazing pendant!!! ;-)

Abigail Ryan said...

gorgeous and I love the new necklace on Big Cartel with the green garnet stones, really different - a special piece

Vivienne Percy said...

Ooops, sorry not sure how that happened - previous comment is mine not AbigailRyan....

elisa said...

wow!