I will be doing a workshop where I will be making patterned rings with students, like these. They are made from silver, then blackened and have a pattern roller printed on to them. Watch this space for dated and times
Bilk Gallery has started stocking my jewellery in Manuka Canberra! This is great and you should check out their gallery because it is fantastic. Check out their website at http://bilkgallery.wordpress.com/
This is first in what I plan to be a series of posts about the steps of making in photographs.
This first in the series is this one of me making some Highlight studs.
The cube studs are constructed from silver and gold. The silver cubes are first cut out out from stock and the gold is soldered into place on the edge. They are then cleaned up using files and emery paper. The post is then silver soldered into place and the stud back is made. Finally it is all cleaned up. Simple.
The photos start at the finished object and work their way back in time.
This ring is the first finished piece of jewellery from a new style I have been experimenting with. Projection I is made from 325 yellow gold and has a single diamond. If you look at earlier posts you can see some of the development of the design and some of the other ideas in the Projection series.
Here is the video taken while I was doing a jewellery sandcasting demonstration at northcity4 openday. I have edited the video so it is only a few minutes long, enjoy. If you have any questions just ask.
Here are some new images of some work.
The rings were first made in Lego, then sandcast in silver. They were then cleaned up and parts such as the inside where the finger goes were polished for comfort. The new addition has been the attachment of lego bricks to bring some colour to the pieces and make them more playful.
So, I don’t only make things out of metal. Occasionally I like to make thing from other materials. This is a jewellery box I made earlier this year. It is made from various hardwoods I found lying around my workshop. The joints are all dovetailed and I made the hinges out of wood. I really enjoyed making this, so I thought I would share and I hope you like the pictures.
Here are two new pieces I have been working on, they are both are one off works that are part the layer series. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
These are some new pieces I have been working on. They will soon be for sale online through my website and at Black Finch in Northcote Melbourne. There are more images of the new jewellery pieces on my website www.sammertensproject.com.
I have moved to a new studio, Northcity4, in Brunswick. Its a lovely space with other metalworkers, jewellers, glass-workers and artists. There is also space for teaching classes, so check it out http://northcity4.com/Read More