enamel jewellery, hand-crafted silver jewellery, art clay silver, enamelling, Whitby Museum
Friday, 7 May 2010
Rachel's project was inspired by the Gothic. She has used a wide variety of media and I haven't managed to get pictures of the finished pieces as she took them away to finish off at college. She has learned to saw, solder, file and polish; enamel on copper and to make lamp worked glass beads (and is a bit of a demon with the torch now). The bracelet combines textured and enamelled copper panels and is not quite finished in this picture as she has also made a ring that will be attached to it. She also used faux bone and polymer clay in some of her development work. For the enamelling on the bracelet she has used a scraffito technique on two of the panels and embedded tiny glass beads into the surface of the enamel on another two. I hope she will continue to explore these ideas and techniques.