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The reason for my lack of posts…

As hinted at in the previous blog post, we have a new addition to the family in the shape of a Miniature Goldendoodle.  He has kept me away from the workshop with his antics.  Don’t be fooled by his innocent demeanor, he’s a real bundle of trouble. 🙂

Last Months prize winner!

Congratulations to E Jacobs who is a happy recipient of this Pendant

May’s Prize

This months prize is brilliant bronze versus shimmering silver.

The most popular choice according to comments will be offered in this giveaway.

I designed and created the mermaid in solid bronze and coated it in a tarnish resistant lacquer.  This piece was allowed to take on a green patina over the seaweed before I selectively polished and lacquered it.

The silver owl and moon are part of a new range of affordable sterling pieces created in my workshop in Cornwall.  I have a great fondness for owls and I think this piece has a simple charm to it.

 

All new and current subscribers will be eligible for each new prize draw.  If you haven’t already, please use the subscription box below if you would like to be included.

The draw will be made at the end of the month

Projects

I have decided to maintain two web presences Avalon, (for jewellery) and Fabled Soul for my sculpture work and any other creative pursuits.  It’s more of a generic name which would allow me to create other products.

I am eager to expand and develop my jewellery ranges, and although there will be some crossover with sculpture, I just want the Avalon brand to relate to nature/myth inspired jewellery.

I have a fledgling Fabled Soul Instagram account which is a bit of a mix of stuff at the moment.  So please check it out.  🙂

Recent Work

My latest commission was this wedding ring.  Or rather handfasting ring.  The customer is having their ceremony in Glastonbury and wanted a ring in keeping with their pagan ritual.  She requested an opal instead of the moonstone I normally use, so sourced an AA+ grade stone.

The whole piece was handmade from silver wire and sheet. The shank of the ring was hammered into shape with a dome shaped hammer.  The bezel of the stone was formed to fit the stone in fine silver, soldered to a base and then to the hammered shank and shaped to fit.  The leaves were stamped out of sheet silver; then the veins were forged with a chisel before both leaves were mounted on the shoulders of the ring.

Another interesting commission was this piece in Fine silver for a customer who wanted their memories of Cornwall captured in one pendant.

 

 


About Chris Petty
Chris is a Children's Book Illustrator turned Jewellery Designer and Sculptor. He is Inspired by Nature and Celtic Mythology.
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