Tuesday, 10 March 2009
It had been a while since I used my rolling mill and Ive had it about a year now. You see I have tried to use it, lots, but for some reason it and I just don't seem to get along. Unless its used for flattening out wire or straightening out some sheet its just not been playing ball. Over the past few months I have tried, unsuccessfully to roll different textures on to silver, and me being the impatient so and so that I am have just walked away mumbling to myself that it was no good.
Well last week I figured it was time to try again. I must of got the settings just right as when I passed some scrap sheet through it with a bit of fabric it took really well. So I jumped at the chance and ran a bigger piece of silver though and then proceeded to make these lovely earrings.
Named Linen after the fact that its a fabric texture, they have been curved slightly to sit perfectly on the ear. They catch the light beautifully and if you look closely you can see the cross hatch pattern. I made two pairs, a dinkly little pair and a pair slightly larger, both can my found on the website and I reckon they would make a great gift for a special mum !.
Yesterday was really productive. I enjoyed a full day in the Studio, something that I haven't had in a long time. Even if its a bitter sweet situation where I should actually of been at work it was nice to really get my teeth into some new ideas that I had over the weekend. Ill get some photos of them done tonight and show you tomorrow.