Kintsugi in jewellery

Kintsugi in jewellery

I know that it has been a long time since I posted last time… I have been lazy.. sorry. But I still believe that it would be better than doing nothing… wouldn’t it?? So, I am  going to post some images which I took while I was doing some experimental practice. Since last year I … Continue reading

play and seek

play and seek

It has been ages since I made the last post on this blog…..Mmnnnnn, not good, not good… BUT! I have been working on something, sometimes…, so I will upload about them one day hopefully soon. At the moment, I am playing with making marquettes to seek something nice for Market at Pt Chev, Auckland on … Continue reading

new pin for 2014

new pin for 2014

I am so happy to have a new working place now as I have joined Whau studios. Here is my new pin which complements a series of cloud pins  ‘I used to be’. – I used to be ripe – … and, rotten now.  

the first move of 2014

the first move of 2014

It has been ages since I made Mokume gane last time… …yes, it is not good. But, the other day last week was the first Mokume making day of 2014 for me!! A friend of mine (Thanks Dot! :)) let me use a kiln being set at her place and I fused (or ‘melted’ I … Continue reading

Something to donate

Something to donate

My peers from Uni are going to hold Silent Auction for fundraising tomorrow night so that they will be able to hold Graduate show at the end of the year. I decided to donate a piece of jewellery for them and then hopefully I could help them a bit. I have not got my own … Continue reading

New year, new work..

New year, new work..

At last, I have just started making things this year. First try for this year is playing around with the rest of fused metals from last year. Because of the remains of fused metals, it means that the metals were cut off, and might not fused properly. So, here the metals which are made patterns by using those … Continue reading

Grad Fest is closing…!

Grad Fest is closing…!

My three years for jewellery practice at Tech has flashed by… I cannot believe that I am leaving there and will have to survive outside of the school. Scared! …and Scared!!

Combination of 3 different metals -2

Combination of 3 different metals -2

  I have taken flux off by pickling… the plates are still stuck together…OK. I have heated up the billet and … Forged it! repeated forging process more than 4times, and repeated heating and rolling down process many times… I hope that I can create something out of this…!

Combination of 3 different metals -1

Combination of 3 different metals -1

I tried fusing 3 differet matals ( copper, gilding metal, and silver) together the other day. Using 3 different metals is the first try to me so I reckoned that this would be the hardest challenge that I have done so far. Each metal has individual menlting point like copper- 1083 ℃, gilding metal-1000-1040℃,  pure silver-961 ℃. So there was a risk that silver … Continue reading