Sunday, 27 May 2012

A Couple More Laser Cut Pieces...

Pendants with more embroidered lines. I think these look a little more exciting than the last lot of triangular pendants I played about with....

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Saturday, 26 May 2012


these designs need a bit of tweaking but I'm well on the way to having earrings to go with the pendants!! 
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Friday, 25 May 2012

New Hearts!!

Just a start on some animal themed pieces. I want to try out a fox and hedgehog next....

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Monday, 21 May 2012

Pendants For Sale!!!...........Nearly........

Now that I have finished uni for the year I have a few aims for the rest of the workshop time I have left, which is to do tonnes of enamelling, set up a Paypal account and start selling somewhere on the internet. As my heart pendants were so popular during the exhibition fundraising I thought I'd better start there. With this revisit I have different embroidery and plywood sprayed with matt varnish instead of MDF. 

They look a lot better than before, but it has taken a while to get the settings right on the laser cutter because plywood gets so sooty!!!

TRIANGLES!!!! I fancied making something less girly that would hang nicely from a long chain. They might not be as popular but they're certainly a good stepping stone for developing something more appealing... 

Tomorrow I will hopefully make an etched copper version that I can enamel at some stage...wish me luck!!!

Despite that I haven't thought of a price, nor have a paypall account, email me at if you'd like one!! Request any colour, First customer gets a free gift!!!

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Enamel and Crochet Pendants

All of the enamelling I have done this year have been done with a gas kiln that looks like an invention Robot Wars with masking tape holding the glass window in place, but with this batch of pendants I got to use one of Lynne Glazzard's lovely electric ones. It's so sweet and little and red it nearly made me squeel a teeny bit, the feeling I got using it was similar to when I saw this kitten video: 

.......Aaaaanyway there is probably a really obvious explanation, but for some reason in this electric kiln the oxide left on the copper leaves a lovely speckled surface when teamed with flux. I have tried it with the gas kiln at uni but it turns into a black mess. I had big colour plans for them but after the first layer of flux I decided to leave them as they are. 

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Studio Space

It's a bit sad putting up projects for the last time in this studio space. Luckily I've been able to spread myself over the communal table and any other surface that looked empty throughout the year without any grumbles from other students. Next year I will be based somewhere else in groups depending on my specialist area, which will hopefully be metals.
 Images above are on the exhibition project, which reminds me -  I will put up a post at some point letting everyone know how that went....
Creative Approaches Project

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

My Latest Sketchbook Cover

Today was my last ever deadline as a second year student and submitted my last sketchbook!!!
This one is Laser cut MDF with a crochet spine, backed with water colour paper and little enamelled inlays. Once my work gets marked I will put up a couple of images up on the work inside.

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Copyright Steffi Glaves 2012