January February have been slightly strange months for me. A bout of flu, Ankylosing Spondylitis reminding me on and off that it is not going to go away, some updates on the website and not enough time spent in the studio being creative. It was frustrating and did get me down a bit. But it is what it is.
I did have a little play and made a lot of copper hearts. It helped to focus on just one thing. I posted pictures of what I was doing on Instagram and Facebook. Here are some of the pictures for those of you who don’t Facebook or Insta.
15 January: Sawing embossed copper hearts. I think they will all be pendants.
18 January: Did some more work on the hearts I started the other day. Slow progress as I have not been feeling 100% recently.
19 January: Progress has been slower than I would have liked but 2 hearts and flowers necklaces ready for liver of sulphur patina. Bigger heart has garnet beads and smaller one tiger eye.
20 January: 4 Hearts and flowers necklaces ready.
I will try and take photos tomorrow and get them into my online and Etsy shops.
28 January: Copper Heart Pendant with embossed flowers added to my online shop
The copper wire chain has garnet beads in it.
And within a couple of days it sold! Exciting and just the boost I needed to stop feeling sorry for myself.
This is another heart pendant I added to my online shop. I have already written about this in the latest products section on this blog. I have also written about the pendants added to my Etsy Shop in another post.
28 January: Really pleased with this Copper Heart Pendant
5 February: After few days on a Lemsip, Strepsils and ginger tea diet back to work today with more heart pendants.
The first puffed heart pendant sold within a couple of days of listing it on my website
6 February: Spent a bit more time playing with copper today 😊
8 February: A bit more work on an embossed copper heart pendant this evening.
11 February: Work in progress – nearly there! 3 copper heart pendants ready for patina.
12 February: This coppersmithing is messy business! Just look at the state of my fingers cleaning off liver of sulphur from some of the new pieces.
And I’ve only just begun.
13 February: One down… 2 more to do… Hopefully photograph all three tomorrow and get them listed in my shop.
14 February: First of the new set of Hearts and Flowers pendants listed in my online shop today. Antique patina and rainbow Fluorite beads necklace.
15 February: Another one of the embossed copper heart pendants listed in my online shop today. This one has copper and Garnet necklace.
I enjoyed this exercise.
Next… Enamelling kit has been ordered… oooh! I am rather excited!
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