Thursday, April 28, 2011

Once upon a time....





While rummaging around my cupboards I found my little stash of jewellery I made long ago (in my past life I started a Visual Arts Degree, majoring in Jewellery and Silversmithing, but left to pursue other avenues. Now I am a database manager and work with computers all day, how did that happen???).

I have always enjoyed hand making items, and it is something that I encourage the kids to do too. I thought you might like to see a few of my bits and bobs.

The first is a series of rings; the two geometric shapes are made with resin and cut on the lathe. The bases are silver. The silver pieces were cast from mushrooms (a ring and brooch). The last rods are cufflinks, made from aluminum, hand cut on the lathe and then anodized.

I know the yellow ring looks like a pencil and is very deadly....hahaha

I hope you have enjoyed something a little different,

bye for now, T x

6 comments:

Lyndel said...

oh amazing looking jewellery! really OUT THERE. you can check my Drop of Ink blog for my Hall's Toffee Tin today.♥

Nelly said...

Do you wish you were making things to sell or do you love your job? I think you have great talent there are you going to try and sell them?

A Treasured Past said...

@Nelly
Hi Nelly, I do enjoy making stuff, and have a few things listed in my Etsy store. I wouldn't say that I love my job, but I do enjoy parts of it, and I like the people that I work with, which is important. Thank you for your sweet comments. Tam x

vintageandart said...

Hi Tam, struuth you're a clever one, those rings are amaaazzing, when l first looked at the pics l thought geez how come l've never come across anything that cool, but after l read it l realised why. It's so strange where life takes us hey.. it's hardly ever where we imagined ourselves, but not necessarily in a negative way. My Mum was a nurse and l swore l would never become one.....you guessed it.. l'm a nurse, what...how.? Anyway lordy l go on....Thank you for sharing such inspirational, creative designs with us l've loved seeing them. Thanks for letting me know about the cancellation of the Chasers, damn protocol. Well hopefully someone will entertain us while we wait for the big unveiling.haha! Have a fabulous weekend Tam. Bron.

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Tam, Wow these are all amazing. You should wear the rings they are fab. It is always interesting how life often leads us in different directions. But you are still very creative.. and just look at your wonderful home. I have been glued to the new Bethanny series...I hate having to wait all week for the next installment..but I think of you now everytime I watch ha. Its very good so far don't you think?

simmone said...

Very funky looking rings Tamara,Mr CH is a dab hand on the metal lathe,he loves it.