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Project 4

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This is last weeks project that I only got to finish today. This can be attributed to all the small stone tube settings. I will be the first to admit that my setting skills leave much to be desired, but this project gave me an opportunity to practice x 18. The pic on the right shows the tiny (1.5mm)stones set on the side of the tubes. For the cabs on the ends I used Iolites, I love their deep blue violet colour. (and its not green - I had to stop myself as I originally wanted to use peridot. If you didnt know, I have a thing for green stones...) Sterling Silver Earrings, constructed 25 x 12 mm each, Black and while cubic zirconia, Square cabochon Iolite.
The design has quite an art deco feel to it, as well as reminding me of wings for some reason. Like a vintage aviators badge or something like it.
Speaking of Art Deco, I was asked to be part of an exhibition in May with an Art Deco/Art Noveau theme. I did the design before I knew about the exhibit - so I was tuned in to what the universe w…

Project 3

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I have been wanting to make these earrings for a while now, ever since one of my students from Brazil - Bianca - brought a similar pair to me for repair. I borrowed the idea of the spirals in earring form, and decided to add some deep hammer texture and a bit of drama in the form of fine gold plating with black oxidization. Sterling Silver Earrings, fine gold plating, texture, patina.
FYI - See Novus in action on DSTV, Channel 182, the Home channel from the 21st - 27th of March 2011
Mon- 7pm
Tues- 10:30pm
Wed- 11am
Thurs- 3pm
Sat- 2pm, 9pm
Sunday- 8am, 4pm and 11pm