GDPR

Hey guys…any users from the EU (European union) that are following me? The general data protection regulation is coming online on the 25th May 2018. Have you seen the headlines? Have you read the GDPR compliant policies on all of the websites that you are using? Have you retained all that information? Do you know your rights? And do you know your responsibility? I found this site very useful: https://www.eugdpr.org/ Have a read; you may learn some new things; you never knew you needed to know. Suffice to say – you are now the one who can control what others hold … Continue reading GDPR

Weekend thoughts

The weekend is the time when I have time to create or indeed look after my online Esty shop. It is a time when I can sit down; forget about the day job and do what I like best – using my imagination. Using my hands to make jewelry pieces; and use my camera to then publish my work. My Etsy shop is called Artistic Ambivalence – I called it such because i find it very difficult to just do one type of creative art. I like photography – as you saw with some of my images; but I also … Continue reading Weekend thoughts

A new piece for the start of the year – the wire wrapping process

Creativity does not take a break; whether its New Year’s Eve or not. This pendant with black onyx and red coral was started on 31st December with the hope for a prosperous and amazing 2017. And it is befitting to create a piece with these two materials as they both have a positive metaphysical quality; if you believe in it. Coral is associated with emotional healing because of its watery home; and the black onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. I am posting this not yet finished piece so that i … Continue reading A new piece for the start of the year – the wire wrapping process

A new year a new begining

Some may say that they would like to see the back of 2016 as it was filled with a lot of negative vibes; celebrities leaving the stage; wars waged won and lost; globally life is more volatile than perhaps a year ago. I say each year brings with itself new challenges and new beginnings; if we each do one good deed; show one smile; look after one other person than just ourselves; we can improve the outcomes for many. Wish you all a prosperous; peaceful; happy new year.   Continue reading A new year a new begining

Curves and style

Sometimes it takes a few tries for something intricate to be created. The three pieces that i present to you are the latest in my endeavor to perfect my craft. Some would say they are in line with the “steampunk” fashion trend. The curves in the wires gives it them a more sophisticated appearance. Gone are the straight lines with simple wiring; and in come the intricate; the curvy, the complicated strands. Two of the pieces contain 3 beads each – one with two clear Swarovski Crystals and a blue glass bead; one with three blue Swarovski crystals; and one … Continue reading Curves and style

The winner’s medal – the creative process

Saturdays are my creative days. Having a full time job, the weekends are all about creativity. I sometimes doodle whilst talking on the phone or in meetings, and at times I turn them into jewelry. Above you can see the breakdown of the pendant the weaves used to create the details and the shape. Below you can see some of the steps in action.   The original drawing  just had a circle with v-lines cutting it through. I knew that this could be a pendant the moment the doodle took shape. All in all it took me 6 hours to weave … Continue reading The winner’s medal – the creative process

One two three four….

This is a piece of jewellery i have been working on for some time. I made the pendant a number if months ago. It is made using a stone i picked up on the beach in the South of France many moons ago. The wrapping is copper wire, and the “beads” are infact black coloured fresh ware pearls.  I knew that the pendant would lendvitself to a custom made chain to give it an authentic look.  Making the chain was the slightly longer process. I knew it needed a less polished look than a chain with round links. So I … Continue reading One two three four….

Pearly strands

This piece is a work in progress which will culminate in being a set of earrings and a pendant. I have a center piece which now needs to be turned into a finished object. I know that this design appeals to me and hopefully appeals to my viewers.; though I am not sure of the next step as yet. I have experimented turning it into an earring and has not worked out yet. A work in progress indeed. Continue reading Pearly strands