Jewellery Classes, Pretoria, South Africa - Novus Jewellery Design Studio specialises in teaching you how to manufacture and design your own silver and gold jewellery. Daily classes and weekend workshops. We also supply a wide verity of jewellery manufacturing tools and equipment for beginners as well as accomplished jewellers.
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 was saying :) collective conscience an all that...
My husband gave me some amazing wood off-cuts from his knife making, so I am going to do this weeks project with wood and silver - I hope to finish it by the weekend.
FIY the Show me How show times given to us were incorrect, people phoned me this week saying that they saw me on TV. So it has been showing all week this week. Repeats x 3 on Sunday, check your DSTV guide for times.
The 52 jewellery projects didn't work out in the end as we are too busy making custom jewellery pieces for clients, so we are now going to dedicate the blog to the stuff that really keeps us busy every day at the studio.In other words "day in the life of a jewellery workshop /goldsmith". We will start with a quick update of the highlights since June 2011. June 2011
Our client bought in a few opals purchased during a trip. She wanted some jewellery made up for herself and her 2 daughters. Above is a pendant in yellow gold with a small diamond. July 2011
Engagement ring for a lucky young lady. This is our staple diet of jewellery pieces. Wedding and engagement rings...
August 2011 Interesting design brief for an art nouveau influence ring From concept...
I have to remind myself that this challenge is just that, a challenge. Life is what happens while you are trying to do other things. These last few weeks have been quite tricky for me, so I am 2 (plus original 2) projects behind. So without furtherre due here is the latest one, as promised done with a cut off piece of wood from my husbands knife making.
Sterling Silver Ring with Wild Olive wood, and Sterling Silver tube rivets.29 x 26 x 9mm I must say I was very tempted to put some sparkly stones in somewhere, but alas, time is not on my side and I have to get on with the other projects already jockeying for position in my head. Coming up next: Something made with a piece of vintage brooch from my grandmother.