Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Silver Clay Pendants and WOYWW 10th Anniversary


I haven't done much arty crafty stuff lately as I've been making the most of the lovely weather we've been having and working in the garden.  But I have taken a break to mess about with some silver clay.  After doing a wonderful workshop  recentlty I just had to have a go at home, so after a small investment in colours and a larger investment in a UV light box this is my first attempt.  

I had some left over bits of silver clay and had to use them quickly, so I made this second pendant and had a go at setting a stone, which I'd also never done before.  The design emerged from ideas about pollen and seeds, possibly because I've been getting hay fever, but I'm thinking it looks a little bit more like coral!

I'm linking up with WOYWW this week for their 10th Anniversary - what an amazing achievement, I've loved being part of it and look forward to many more weekly meet ups in blog land.
A Happy Anniversary to all you lovely deskers out there and a HUGE thank you to Julia who has kept it all running so smoothly and for so long. 

37 comments:

  1. Lovely to see you on here and with such gorgeous silver jewellery. Yes, it reminds me of coral a bit too but I can see the pollen and seeds too. I am sure you must be pleased with what you have made.
    The workshop went well on Saturday, despite being in pain I managed to get through it and it seemed to spark off an interest in teabags for a few of the members. Looking forward to seeing what they produce in the future. Still did not get the lace book done though - back to the drawing board.
    Hugs, Neet 18 xx

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  2. Happy anniversary, it's nice to 'meet' almost every Wednesday and see what you're up to. Jewelry is not my 'cup of tea' but I love your pendants, especially the 'seed' one (Yup, I think of coral too when I see it!) Hugs and kisses from the Netherlands. Marit #17

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  3. WOW Diana they are stunning - I too went on a workshop and have bought some clay and a blow torch- still not got round to "playing" though.

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    1. Hi Sue,
      Thanks so much for your comments - I hope you soon get to 'play' - it's great fun! Couldn't find a link to you so hope you see this!
      Diana x

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  4. Dear Diana, these are simply stunning how absolutely clever, sorry you’ve hay fever but the sneezes made some great inspiration cos that looks like a pearl in a shell, the swine one, love the top one too, fascinating, I’d love to see your step by step creation one day... to see how it works,

    I’m your PiF so am emailing you my addy. 😊
    Saw you’ve your email in your profile which not many do, sooo thanks so much! Am really truly excited to be your PiF .... sorry it’s to come all way Downunder!
    Happy TENTH WOYWW, Diana!!!

    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x #24

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. Try “SECOND” one not “swine”. Argh!!!! auto correct.

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    2. PS I’ve emailed you Diana, so if doesn’t appear check, Spam folder as sometimes my email goes there for some weird reason, hugs Shaz.x

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  5. I missed you last week and your always jaw dropping art. This is certainly no exception. I adore your silver clay creations and they are AMAZING!! Happy 10th from # 4.

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  6. Wow and wow again, absolutely stunning and an investment well worth the money. Happy 10th woyww aren't we lucky to have the wonderful Julia bring us all together.
    sandra de @33

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  7. These are truly stunning Diana, such a wonderful art and so rewarding to create these unique pieces. Both wonderful pieces of wearable art but the second I have to say is my favourite, the design is so organic reminding me of how leaves biodegrade. A very worthwhile investment as I know it can be an expense.
    So glad to have you amongst my creative blog buddies. Happy 10th WoywW Hugs Tracey #9 P.S I hope you find a quick fix to the suspicions of hay fever x

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  8. Wow, they are gorgeous Diana, I'd wear them! Love the blues in the first and the coral look of the second. You're just a clever bunny!! Happy 10th WOYWW!
    HUGS LLJ 8 XXX

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  9. Hi Diana, those are two lovely pieces.Very clever. I'd love to swap with you, and yes our Addy is still the same, not moved (YET!)Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

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  10. Beautiful jewellery and very unique - I can't even begin to imagine how you made them! Magic, I guess! Happy Anniversary, Diana! zsuzsa #26

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  11. Wow Diana you certainly can turn your hand successfully to anything. I thought they were proper silver. They’re lovely. I’m very impressed my friend
    Lynn xx

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  12. My plan is to get round everyone today to wish them a very happy 10th anniversary and to thank you for your friendship and lovely comments over the years.
    What can I say except wow....those are gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #10

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  13. Hi Diana, WOW! Your jewellery is stunning.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy 10th Anniversary WOYWW
    Sue #10

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  14. Those are absolutely stunning! Gorgeous! Happy 10 year WOYWW anniversary. Have a great week. Love & God Bless, Caro x (#27)

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  15. wow, you can really turn your hand to anything and everything! Happy WOYWW 10 Helen 1

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  16. Hi Diana! I've still got some ATCs and would love to swap with you! I believe I still have your address from last year. I'll pop it in the post tomorrow. Let me know if you need my address. xx

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  17. Happy 10th WOYWW anniversary! It looks like you are my PIF so I will be sending you one of my little felted flower pot pictures - what are your favourite colours? xx Jo

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  18. Hi again, Diana! Yes, that's the right address! Look forward to receiving it!

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  19. Oh Diana these are gorgeous. If you fancy a swap I will have some ATCs left over. Wishing you a lovely woyww and a happy creative week with hugs, Angela x19X

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  20. WOW!!! These are amazing! You have a gift. Happy 10 year WOYWW Anniversary to you. Dorlene #39

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  21. OMGoodness! OMGoodness!!! I just LOVE your pendants ... they really are amazing! Happy 10th WOYWW to you! Love Debbie #25 xXx

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  22. Gorgeous jewellery!! Happy 10th Anniversary, Cindy #44

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  23. Hello Diana and thank you for popping in. Those pieces are stunning!!! Happy WOYWW Anne x #24

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  24. Happy 10th WOYWW birthday Diana. These pieces are stunning, no one would believe you were a beginner, you have such a great eye for design. Sarah #3

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  25. Oh my goodness - what a glorious post. I see seeds and pollen too (also staving off the first twitches of hayfever - compared to when I was younger I mostly don't suffer much these days... touch wood) and both pieces are completely beautiful. The colours in the first one made me sigh with happiness! I knew nothing of silver clay, so I'm off to do some research.
    Alison x

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  26. Hi Diana, Sorry I'm late visiting! Happy 10th WOYWW anniversary. Your investment was certainly worthwhile - the jewellery is stunning, you definitely have talent, but we knew that already from everything else you create! Now I want to have a go at jewellery making ... but I shall wait until I've got through the mountain of craft stuff I have bought and not used! Have a lovely week, Heather x #30

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  27. Hi Diane! I am not a regular on WOYWW due to illness but I used to be and also I love to go to the crop! This is the first time I have been to see your blog and I love the variety of things you do! I do cards predominately but I try other things too! Thank you for visiting my blog and HAPPY 10th WOYWW birthday!
    Love and hugs
    Cardarian (Dolores)

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  28. Wow and wow again, Diana, those pendants are absolutely stunningly gorgeous! They have a real organic look about them and I particularly love the second one, though it's hard to choose between them! Thank you for your visit, and I'm glad you enjoyed the card I made for my hubby, with Lily taking to the skies! He loves it. I'm so glad you like my slippers too - high praise coming from you, whose work I admire beyond words!! I need to get them finished but at the moment I'm struggling to keep going, with all the hassle of the PIP application which is taking its toll on my health and today I'm feeling floppy and ghastly. Your friend is absolutely right - dehumanising is exactly the right word for the whole process. It really shouldn't be such a struggle that it makes you worse, in order to get what is your right. Thank you for your good wishes for our anniversary tomorrow, and for the kitties' 2nd birthday too!

    Happy 10th anniversary WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #15

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  29. Happy 10th! lovely pendants!b robyn 6

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  30. Hi Diana - Happy 10th anniversary - Couldn't comment yesterday as blogger wasn't letting me - bah humbug! - so am trying to get around a few today whilst at least google and blogger are working!!!
    Those pendants are stunning - well done!
    It would be so lovely to meet up with you and see some of your great work "in real life" - another time maybe?
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

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  31. HI Diana, OOoh WOW those look so amazing :) Happy Anniversary. ~Stacy #35

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  32. Sorry I’m late! Oh my, am glad I came. Have seen many people using this PMC, it is amazing. What I haven’t seen though, until today was anything that took my breath away like these do...I bet you had ideas overload after the workshop, I can totally see this as a fab addition to your arts. Love the way you’ve added the stone like a cabochon setting. My favourite setting ever, love the simplicity of outlining the stone. It’s a real toss up between desk and garden isn’t it, the weather makes the garden a winner and oh god, how bruised are my knees!!!

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  33. Happy 10th Anniversary!
    Your pendants are WOW!!
    I'm a bit late but working my way around. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for popping by!
    Carol N #36

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  34. Happy Anniversary, Diana. Lovely pieces. I've not played with my clay in forever. Hoping to have a go with the grandgirls. Spirit rules our house and he knows it. LOL he's a very spoiled kitty. Creative Blessings! Kelly #35

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