The Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017 is here!

If you’re like me and like to support local businesses and like unique pieces of jewellery and crafts, hearing the story behind the designs and how the makers created the piece, you’re in the right place. The Craft Scotland Summer Show is back for the 70th Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Designed as a calming escape from the hustle and bustle of the Edinburgh Festival, 33 of Scotland’s most talented makers and designers have been given the opportunity to contribute to the Craft Scotland Summer Show. Continue reading “The Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017 is here!”

Our DIY wedding in photos!

A big thank you to everyone who’s helped make our wedding such a special day, especialy all the family and friends who came from all over the world.If anyone wanted to read about the projects that we were involved in for our wedding, you can click on my blog posts below for more information:

Disclaimer: All photos used in this post have either been taken by myself, family and friends, or our friend Asim of Fuzed Bulb who was our wedding photographer and should not be used anywhere else without prior permission.

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Documenting the progress of my sterling silver project: Final

With it being our final class last night, I was anxious to finish the remaining bits and bobs that needed done to my sterling silver cuff and earrings. I’m amazed by how far I’ve come with making my first sterling silver pieces of jewellery and just as a recap of where I started and as a final reveal of how my pieces turned out, I’m going to document the entire process here with all the photos I’ve taken along the way.

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My first sterling silver project: Part 4

Looking back, I can’t believe we’ve already gone through so many weeks of the jewellery making class and that there’s only one class left next week! The tutor, Nicola Turnbull, felt bad for giving me homework, but I assured her I wanted to get the pieces etched and finished this term. So when I finished with it at home, it was coated with a mix of cheap nail polish and ground, and after sitting in the etching tank last night for 45 minutes, here are the pieces with the ground cleaned off:

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My first sterling silver project: Part 2

Only two weeks more to go in the class and I’m already making some progress (and setbacks) on my sterling silver pieces!

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Working with silver has definitely been a learning curve for me, especially since painting on the ground to coat the sterling silver pieces from getting etched (or eaten away) by sulphuric acid in the etching tank is an important process. Not knowing how much to coat your silver with is also a learning curve too. Continue reading “My first sterling silver project: Part 2”

Documenting the progress of my first sterling silver project

Now we’re more than halfway through our 10-week silver jewellery making course and for the first time ever, I had my pieces of sterling silver to work with. It was so nerve wracking knowing how much I spent on the 3 bits that I was too worried about taking off the protective plastic coating on either side of my pieces until I realised I needed to work on it at some point during the 2-hour class last night, otherwise I’d be sitting around preparing my pieces next week to finally get it etched!

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