Monthly Archives: May 2010

New Things for Etsy

Hello- before I start with this quick update, let me just say a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped me out by voting and commenting on my last pieces- it was such a big help! A huge thanks to Molly Piper for sending new visitors my way, too! The pieces have been turned in for assessment and now I’m gearing up to start the last section of my Masters.

I’ve been working on a line of pendants and earrings made with the plaster for my Etsy site. I’m going to put them all on the site around the end of this month, as next week is a busy one for me- but I thought I’d post a few preview pieces:

Audrey Pendant

Rose Pattern Pendant

Embroidery Pendant

Fashion Photo Pendant

Cameo Pendant

I’ve made 35 necklaces and also a few pairs of earrings- all image transfers on the plaster pendants. I picked out a bunch of images I liked- fabric patterns, movie stars, wallpaper patterns, drawings… I really love how they’ve turned out- I’ve been trying to choose one that I want to keep for me, but I can’t decide!

Like I said, I’ll be quite busy next week, so the 35 pendants will go up on Etsy at the end of this month- when they go online, I’ll post an update about that. I’ve also got some exciting new things happening with my studio work, so I’ll hopefully have a chance to post about that around the end of this month too.

Bye for now, and again, a huge thanks to everyone who helped me out with my market research for this last portion of the project!

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New Jewellery Collection!

It’s that time again, where I pause in the making process and get ready to have my jewellery assessed before moving on to new (and hopefully even more improved!) pieces. Assessment is on Tuesday, so I’ve come to a stopping point with these current pieces and am getting them ready to present, and once again I need your feedback. Thank you to everyone who did my last market research survey, and a special thanks to the people who have been commenting on the work-in-progress blog posts I’ve been doing over the past few months.

All of these pieces are made with plaster as a main material. I have figured out a way to chemically modify the plaster so it is waterproof and also very hard and durable. During this section of the project I’ve been working on adding colour and images to the plaster.

Right- on to the collection [click the photo to see a larger version]:

William Morris Necklace

William Morris Necklace

Rose Garden

Nouveau Night

Filigree Necklace

Filigree

Lace Necklace

Lace, detail

Fromenti Rose Necklace

Chandelier

Cameo: Image transfer front, embedded pearls and amethysts on back side

Cameo

To see more views of the pieces, please click here for a full album, or click on the pieces above to see a much larger version, where the details of individual elements will be much more visible.

Now if you have time to answer some poll questions, I’d really, really appreciate the feedback, but if you are short on time, skip to the comment part and if you could quickly write which one is your favourite and why (and any other comments!) that would be a big help.

And a few short answer questions, if you have the time and inclination:

1. Which piece do you like the most?
What do you like about it?
Is there anything about it that you would change?

2. Which piece do you like least?
What do you dislike about it?

3. Could you see yourself wearing any of these pieces?
If yes, which ones?
If no, why?

4. Any further comments?

Thanks very much for your help! All answers received by the evening of Sunday May 9th will be included in the market research report that I turn in for assessment, but any and all feedback I get is helpful, regardless of when it is given, so feel free to keep commenting and voting long after Sunday!

Cheers-

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