Well the summer holidays have been lots of lovely relaxing in cornwall and a bit of hanging out at our local outdoor swimming pool, but now the season has undoubtedly turned and it's time to crack on with work.Today has been a lovely day sculpting and moulding bees to be made in silver and twiddling about with some jewellery designs I have been working on for a while, I thought I would share my studio and processes with you all.
|and around it…..My day keeps being interrupted by my son and other enterprising children selling cucumbers and loom band….hence the green slug on the desk!|
|my loom band purchase!|
I am currently sculpting some bees that I will then make a mold from, make them in silver and then work with Damien incorporating them into the designs. I have also had a go today as making a mold from stitched bee fabric.
|starting to sculpt|
|handy cucumber display stand!|
See here for scribbles on paper, sources of inspiration, and some examples of Damiens work.
Below are the workings for a set of six pendants and my special skep necklace. I am also having loads of fun designing individually hand painted hexagonal boxes and embroidered bags for the one off items.
I have soooo many ideas queuing up waiting to be made but first things first. I am planning on using an assortment of metals, each one has such different qualities and properties.
Watch this space, I will be documenting the process and then putting them on my new website.
www.atelierbee.com. Hooray for some rainy days and work getting done!
|Damien's lovely work.|