I get a lot of questions about how I make my jewelry. I'm hoping these photos will help to shed a little light on the process. All of my work is done in a series of steps, which usually starts with shaping and assembling a series of wire shapes with chain segments, then soldering the pieces together, then hammering, then sanding and polishing. The photos below show the general progression.
I have always found it to be difficult to get photos of the jewelry making process because these are photos you can't take yourself. And wow is it ever really not safe to try to do a self portrait while soldering. But since I needed some process photos for my profile on the new Etsy Wholesale site I asked my friend Cassie, from Shop Clementine, if she would take some pictures of me in the studio. So last weekend when she was up in Chester for the shoot with Aili Sage at the Pear Tree we killed two birds with one stone and did a double photo shoot day. It was exhausting, but I'm really happy with the studio pictures. I think they are both appealing and informative about the steps involved in my jewelry making process.