Monday, 22 April 2013

S is for SILVER & SILVER CLAY - 'From A to Z in April', Monday, April 22nd, 2013















S is for SILVER and SILVER CLAY - The Letter 'S' for 'Blogging from A to Z in April', Monday, April 22nd, 2013.

Every jewellery maker uses some kind of silver, be it sterling or silver-plated findings, silver beads or charms.

There are artisans on Etsy, whose silver work or silver clay work has caught my eye. First is Esmeralda of SilverBlueberry, who makes nature-inspired jewellery with silver clay combined with other silver-smithing techniques. Here are a couple of birch leaves on a ring:


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And here is Esmeralda's fern pattern on a ring and earrings:



SilverBlueberry



SilverBlueberry



SilverBlueberry



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And here is Esmeralda's adorable hedgehog on a ring!




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SilverBlueberry





























And here is Esmeralda's bee comb pattern on a pendant and a ring:


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Here is Esmeralda's lady's mantle leaf pendant:



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Esmeralda has two versions of this leaf:



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Erika Price of ErikaPrice has also made a silver clay leaf pendant of a geranium leaf:



ErikaPrice

ErikaPrice



There are still artisans who work with silver in a traditional manner. Cathy Busch and Doug Feakes of diggersgoldjewelry has made silver ginko leaf earrings by cutting and shaping each leaf from a sheet of sterling silver rather using silver metal clay:


diggersgoldjewelry

diggersgoldjewelry



There are also artisans on Etsy who make jewellery and art objects of found items such as old silver spoons. Here are spoon fish made by Neva Starr of nevastarr :




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nevastarr


nevastarr


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I would love to work more with silver and try silver clay too.


My theme for A to Z is my favourite things that might show up in written stories, poems, paintings or jewellery. This is my list of subjects that I would like to work with.


 
Best wishes,
Anna











First Commenter:
Vicki
of 
The View Outside





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My shop parltradet has curated these Etsy treasuries: