More of what you will see

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 16, 2011 by Sammy Lucas

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So here are a couple of pictures of my new work. So this is what you will see at the market if you come along. Excluding the extreemly poor photographs.

I Know I know

Posted in Uncategorized on February 15, 2011 by Sammy Lucas

It has been too long. I have been working hard though so you can’t get too upset.

But good news I am in a market this week.

Come along

Where: Newmarket Saleyards site

When: Sunday 20th February 11- 2pm

Silly season over.

Posted in Uncategorized on January 4, 2011 by Sammy Lucas

Hello all,

I know it has been simply ages since my last entry. Not to worry my dear readers all three of you I am sure were able to have a fab time over Christmas without my rants.

I have started work again and plan on doing a fairly decent amount over the next few weeks before school returns. I may even get a chance to get to a market in the next couple of months. I know I said I would do one before Christmas but I was far too disorganized.

So the first think I have done since I got back was to make the above set of earrings. There was a relatively indecent amount of drinking done by my family and the below are the left overs from a Johnnie Walker tin. They look quite sweet I think and I plan on having a play with this design in the future.

I also have come into a selection of the most beautiful little opals thank you to Mark and I have already worked on a stud earring design which I will continue on with over the next few days. So lots to do so little time to do it.

 

 

Aloha from the wettest place on earth.

Posted in Rings, Silver on November 13, 2010 by Sammy Lucas

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So today has been a very productive day. I worked on several new things while my dogs moaned and groaned to be allowed in to my studio and out of the rain.

A lesson

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 2, 2010 by Sammy Lucas

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So thanks to a bunch of horses I had another day off today. I of course put it to very good use. I put stones in two of the rings I made yesterday. Images below. I also bought my first diamonds at auction today. I know I am getting high end. I will show pictures later. I think perhaps the images taken today are treatment to why professional jewellers use good cameras rather than the in built ones on their phones. Let there be a lesson in that for all of us.

Three rings

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 30, 2010 by Sammy Lucas

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So today I was feeling entirely uninspired. I visited a friend and together we went on a mission. We looked at a local gift/handmade shop. I am not happy with the styling of a lot of hand made stuff at the moment. So much of it is machine cut and so unwilling to show any form of human influence. 
It seems that I was antiinfluenced. I came home and got on to making some rings which are unashamedly hand wrought. I finished 3 today. Though I am considering working on adding in some stones on one

And some more.

Posted in Silver on October 25, 2010 by Sammy Lucas

So these are a couple of bits and pieces I completed yesterday.

Apologies for the poor photographs , I had hoped they would come out better. But Meh it is about the work anyway. The top one was particularly difficult to photograph being that I have been toying with blackening the silver with acid. It forms a beautifully flat black surface. I feel a need to start dipping everything and making mourning jewelry from here on in.

And now here is the interesting conundrum which I find myself pondering prior to any market. How to sell my neck wear. It of course is very easy when I make the chains. But when it comes to works like the above and my lens pendants I have no idea.

I have a couple of choices, Tiger tail is relatively inexpensive and looks nice enough, in the past I have used it then tizzed it up by putting in my own hand made clasps.

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I could use silver cable which is nicer than tiger tail in looks and it feels worthy of putting a hand-made clasp on. It does unfortunately bend and go out of shape easily unless it has a heavy(ish) pendant swinging off it.

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I could buy chain and extra expense which would up the cost of the object and really that opens up sooooo many choices. I simply can’t give enough options.

Or do I sell the pendants alone, which seems easiest. I may possibly, however,  loose buyers as the pieces are not ready to wear.

HM I shall have to keep worrying my head about it.

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