Did you follow the March Meet the Maker challenge on Instagram? You may remember me talking about it back in March, when the challenge started. I took part in the challenge, which meant publishing content every day for a month, all to do with getting to know me as a maker and what makes me tick. Since I spent a lot of time creating the content and photos for these posts, I wanted to make sure that the content is always available and accessible in one place. Social media is such a fast paced medium and these posts are long gone by now. Unless you go and actively scroll through my feed, you would not be able to get the low down on me, and what goes on here in my little corner of the North Cornish Coast! So I decided to write a 3 part blog series about it, and show you the content that was posted druing March this year (2018). Basically, it’s a great way for people to get to know a little bit about me, my business, what inspires me and what keeps me going, all in one place and available anytime and anywhere. So here goes!
Day 9 – HOW IT’S MADE
I try to take photos of a lot of my making processes, because it’s lovely to be able to show those that don’t know what’s involved in making things in silver and gemstones. I am just finishing off 3 pairs of the February Earring Club earrings for orders and thought I’d take pics as I went along and show you. So that’s what’s in the video, the progress from raw materials; stones, sheet and wire, through to finished article.
The pattern on the silver leaf drops is made using roller printing with real leaf skeletons, which gives that lovely subtle veining to the silver. It’s then brought out by patina, the black stuff, and then finished off to leave darker colour in the recesses and a gentle brushed effect for the rest. The soft green stones are called Prehnite. Hope you enjoy seeing the process!
That’s the first 10 days of the challenge, hope you enjoyed getting to know a bit more about me, my business and what makes me tick! The next 10 days will be out nex week, so watch this space!