Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A New Craft Added to my Collection - Jewellery Making

I love to learn new things. Once Autumn comes around again I start looking into what evening courses are available in my area. In 2013 I did an academic type class so I wanted something hands on this time around. One course in particular grabbed my attention,  jewellery class concentrating on working with metals.

It began in October of last year and the first few classes were learning some basic techniques. It is a very involved class and from the very start we were working with tools and metals. After the initial practice sessions were complete we were allowed to create our own piece.

I absolutely loved this course so I decided to do the second session after Christmas as well. This entails mostly working on my own projects, with some help and input from the instructor. I have fallen in love with working with silver wire, I'm a big fan of silver. So today I wanted to share with you a small pendant I made.

Handmade swirl sterling silver pendant. Swirl heart style pendant.
Two Hearts Together Pendant
This piece came out beautifully, the large and small heart formed by the swirls are very sweet. A second ring at the top stills needs to be added for the chain. Currently I am slowly building a set of tools to work on some of these projects at home.

I would love to hear your thoughts on my new crafty pursuit in the comments below.


  1. Ooh, a new hobby, how fun! Your pendant is beautiful :-)

  2. Congrats on the new hobby!! Your pendant is pretty:)

  3. Hello!

    Just found your lovely blog. Your stitching is beautiful.
    I love your pendant, it's so delicate. I think it's great to try new things.
    Bye (:

  4. Gorgeous pendant! It's so delicate and pretty. Looks like a fun new hobby.

  5. Your pendant is absolutely gorgeous! What a fun new hobby. It looks like so much fun.

  6. Your pendant is gorgeous.


  7. Why restrict yourself to one or two crafty things when there is so much out there to learn?

    Your pendant is simple and very pretty! I agree about Silver..it is the best!

    By the way my blog name has changed from Sceal Teach to http://alaskawolfpack.blogspot.com/
    in case you need to update your reading list or buttons :D

  8. I love your hearts! Have fun with your new venture!! :)

  9. This is how I feel about new things! There is much to learn out there so why pick one hobby? Of course, then there are mountains of things to do....... :)

    I love your little pendant; also a fan of silver here.

  10. Is there no end to your talent?
    I love your 2 hearts design. I love silver too and most of my jewellery is silver or white gold.
    Great start to your new craft.
    xo Alicia

  11. Very pretty pendant. Looking forward to your future works:)

  12. Love your pendant!
    You're very talented :)

  13. It is always fun to learn new things. Very pretty pendant!

  14. I went on a jewellery-making course and actually managed to drag my husband along with me. It was great fun and since then I've become addicted (he hasn't!) I find myself going online looking for fancy beads and clasps. I find it has made Christmases and birthdays so much easier as I just make something and I think it is so much more personal.


Would love to read any comments you would like to leave. Thanks for brightening my day :)