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  1. My daughter loves to dance and had a photoshoot recently with the amazingly talented Simon of GBDancestars.  On the back of that, he wanted to photograph jewellery and I made a couple of pieces for him.  The first was created from Silver Art Clay and is a statement piece.  In total, I used approximately 30g of clay (maybe a little more) but loved making this!

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    I also wanted a chunky copper necklace and needed a "warrior" look, so I designed this.  Every piece was made using Copper Art Clay and cut out, freehand, and then assembled.

    copper warrior necklace1a

    I will upload each of the stunning photographs separately as they deserve to be showcased!

    If you're a jeweller and want your pieces to be photographed in a unique way, please contact GBDancestars via Facebook.


  2. As part of the Metal Clay Makers programme, I get sent a package every two months of products to try out.  This month had loads of goodies including texture rollers.  I have to say I was a bit dubious about using them because they've got quite a deep imprint and I was worried they'd eat too much of the clay.  How wrong I was!  It's easy to control the depth of the imprint and they're so easy to use!  My absolute favourite is called "Lines and Dots" and I've used it on the pendant below - which I'll be demonstrating at The Big Bead Show on 9th April.

    Also in the package was a bezel cup.  I always make my own but for smaller stones it can be challenging if you're using bezel wire so I can see how these can become an essential.  Again, they're incredibly easy to use and I'm going to make a video review in the next few days demonstrating a few different ways they can be used.

    I have to say that this is now my favourite pendant and I know I'm going to wear it loads.

    silver leaf pendant for bbsc