....have been busy making new pretty things....
tripoli and rouge
I had an old rose coloured rolled gold ring that belonged to my great Nana. It was so pretty but not wearble as the sparkly stone was loose and not repairable. I cut off the stone and remade the shank into a tiny small hammered ring for my little finger.
A friend has pre-ordered some Christmas presents, so I have a list of pieces to make over the next few months. The first two were hammered pendants, one on a leather thong and one on a snake chain.
The small silver bead is also handmade from two small punched and domed discs that I soldered together. This is one of tem after oxidisation...
and here are the two finished.
Goulds in Southsea. It's a small shop but they sell all manner of tools and some second hand too, all for a very good price. The new hammer makes very satisfying softer dink! Love it.