Started this discussion. Last reply by Jolanta Podgajna May 22, 2012.
I am an artisan jewellery designer and metalsmith indulging my passion for creating beautiful pieces of unique handmade jewellery. I work with precious metals and gemstones and my current style relies heavily on sterling silver, although I occassionally embelish designs with elements of gold.
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I use many of the traditional skills of the metalsmith to bring my creations to life: piercing, hammering, forming, filing and soldering are the backbone of every piece. Stone-setting, etching, fusing, oxidation and reticulation are just some of the techniques used to add texture, colour and interest. In the future I hope to incorporate enamelling into my designs - this is an art and a craft in itself with which I am only just beginning to experiment.
Maori Single Twist Sterling Silver Pendant
I always feel especially happy when I'm asked by a friend to create a bespoke piece of jewellery. On this occasion, it was even more special as it was to be a gift commissioned in celebration of a 40th birthday and the design had to reflect both the birth date and, more importantly, the significance…Continue
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'Mosaic of Fossils in Silver' Cuff Bangle
Following on from last week's post, here are some images of the finished Cuff Bangle. I'm delighted with this piece and already contemplating how I can use this stunning etch design on another creation. Perhaps a necklace with three etched drops of silver each with a few highlights of 24ct gold? Mmmm, worth a…Continue
Posted on August 29, 2012 at 20:20