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Resins And Plastics

Resins and Plastics

  • October 15, 2012

Working in different materials can be so refreshing just to get your creative juices flowing again.  As an exchange student in Germany I got to attend many classes that wasn't just the normal goldsmith classes I was used to.  From ceramics to stone cutting to electroforming. The one class I attended was called New Materials, which basically just included experimenting…

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Berlin Berlin

Berlin Berlin

  • September 12, 2012

I am once again living in Germany! I loved it here so much as an exchange student I decided to come live here for a year, but this time not as a jeweller, but as an Au-pair. Now I find myself reminiscing on projects and jewels i made two years ago when I was studying here and missing my jewellery bench…

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Stacking Rings

Stacking Rings

  • August 15, 2012

Stacking rings are most definitely the new rage. I think the appeal of stacking rings are that you can mix and match your own little collection of rings. Everybody can feel part of the designing process as they get to pick what collection suits them best. So I thought lets give it a try. I had so much fun making…

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Electroforming Part 2

Electroforming part 2

  • May 8, 2012

I'v finally finished some more electroforming pieces after some very annoying technical difficulties with my machine. My diy machine has a bit of a mind of its own sometimes.  Some of the pieces came out great, but still not sure about some of them. I am still trying to figure out the technique completely. But I am definitely having fun…

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Stones Stones And More Stones

Stones Stones and more Stones

  • April 11, 2012

If you live in or near Cape Town I am sure of it that you have been at scratch patch. For those who haven't, its basically a giant pit filled with stunning stones. You buy a plastic baggy and then you get to fill your baggy full of stones you want to take home. Since I'v been a little kid…

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Electroforming In Pforzheim

Electroforming in Pforzheim

  • March 5, 2012

Electroforming is truly my new  favourite technique! I was introduced to this technique in my few months as exchange student at Pforzheim design school in Germany.  I collected anything I could find with an interesting shape to cover with metal. Basically electroforming is covering an object with metal by chemical reaction. First you have to make your object conductive by…

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