Posted in Artist Highlights, Jewellery, Precious Metal Clay

Art and Jewellery Update

I am pretty excited to show you my latest beaded necklaces and to share with you that I now have the butane gas ready to go to begin my precious metal clay journey of creativity.  I can hardly contain my excitement of where this journey is going to take me.

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Malacite, glass, hematite necklace Created: 1/4/2014 Artist: Selina Shapland

Here are some images of my newest beaded necklaces – I hope to be displaying my first silver clay pieces as I learn to incorporate my art into jewellery.  I aim to make unique one-off pieces, so I think it is going be quite exciting!

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Malacite necklace from behind showing you the sterling silver, antique curl clasp that I had sent over from the USA to incorporate into this design.

And here is my onyx and quartz crystal beaded necklace with figure 8 clasp.  I love this necklace as I have had the red ceramic beads for quite some time, waiting for just the right semi-precious beads to come along.  And now they have a place in the world!

Onyx and Quartz Crystals with Red Ceramic beads Created: 30/3/2014 Artist: Selina Shapland
Onyx and Quartz Crystals with Red Ceramic beads
Created: 30/3/2014
Artist: Selina Shapland

And here is the back of the necklace.

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At the back you can see the figure 8 clasp, seed beading work and some swarovski crystals to set it off.

 

I will be posting a blog shortly about a fabulous local Artist, Karryn Lesley whom I had the pleasure of interviewing last Wednesday evening.  I have recorded our conversation and will be creating  podcast to share with you all.  She is a magnificent artist and has just started up her own studio where she sells her artwork to people for affordable prices and they are being purchased before she has finished creating them on the easel.

So make sure you catch my next blog.  I will be cutting the audio this weekend and hope to have it live with images of Karryn’s work up here next week.  It is extremely exciting for me to share this with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

S

Posted in Business, Jewellery

At the Bench – Online Jewellery Making Courses and Training for Jewellers

Recently, I have discovered a new creative passion and I am very much looking forward to investing some time into exploring Precious Metal Clay Jewellery making.

As I was flicking through a jewellery magazine, as I am want to do from time to time, I came across an ad for an online Jewellery Making self-paced subscribe course.  It’s called ‘At the Bench’ and they take you step by step through the experience of making jewellery from precious metal clays, resin and glass.

Of course, I joined up pronto as I have had a hidden passion and desire to create my own precious metal clay pieces of jewellery art and fully intend to jump into this wonderful new creative expression.  So, I will be saving up some spare cash to invest in the basics and get going with my own projects, which, of course, I will share with you here.

Here is a video from At The Bench.

This is an awesome resource for learning new creative skills and you might enjoy some creative play too!

Watch this space for some exciting new Selina’s World Creativity that will be coming your way.