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Scottish jeweller working on 2013/14 collections.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Playing with Fire. More pictures.

Playing with Fire.

So today myself and a few other fellow DoJ Jewellers experienced  glass bead making which involved lots of glass, fire and a steady hand.

   It is something I never truly understood the complexitys of,the process in which one must follow in order to create really exciting glass work is magical to watch and learn. Helen, who in my eyes seems a Master of this skill managed to casually show us a multitude of bead making skills in her very own little 'glasswork workshop'.

   She also ever so kindly let us all have a go behind the flames (risky Helen, risky) teaching us new glass work skills, explaining how differing colours have different melting points and discussing how some glass has traces of silver and copper and therefore need to be used in a different manner from others. It was almost like the most colourful science lesson I have ever experienced.

Me trying to make tiny beads

   Learning and seeing new skillls like this will always excite an aspiring jeweller....although this may mean that we may all  head to Helens glass workshop more often now. Sorry Helen, we will get lost trying to find you again so you probably don't need to worry about that. haha.

   Helen currently has a little etsy shop set up selling glass beads and Jewellery that shes seems to be making more of daily. Also, Helen has an exciting blog which constantly teaches us all that little bit more about the possibilities of glass. You can find her blog here.

Thanks again Helen,

....oh and the Cocktails the night before weren't too bad either.  

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Friday, 14 January 2011

Saturday, 8 January 2011

New Blog.For Degree show work!

Hello Hello.

It's not quite in perfect condition yet...... but but but here is the link to my  'other' blog. The one in which I will will only  put degree show thoughts.

Come Look. 

Friday, 7 January 2011

New Blog for DJCAD Degree Show.

I am in the midst of creating a blog that I will record work solely based for/towards or on, degree show work.

Keep a look out. I'll get on it soon. I promise.

It will be called,

........................... *drumroll*..............................

'The Diary of a Young Traveller.'
(a narrative project)

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Blog One of 2011. Happy New Year.

Hello Cows.

  Hello, first blog of 2011.

  So I have come to the conclusion, writing a blog is addictive. I used to think writing a blog seemed quite vain,risking talking on and on, and on and on all about yourself (you don't have too, but you can) but I think I'm now addicted. My mind is always thinking in Photographs and Blogs.
   For those of you who know me, will know I used to be one to slightly resent technology...I wanted to do things old school like write a letter rather than send an email, use film photogrpahy rather than digital.I claimed NEVER to want a smart phone (a phone is not a cameraaaaa!) and yet here I am failing to use the 'qwerty' touch screen keypad on my overly smart phone *gasp*. Oh how times have changed since this time last year,haha.

 Now that I know that my blog is one of the blogs to be featured on Dundee University  'What they say' page...

...I suddenly feel all this extra pressure to be more exciting or even use correct grammar  in my blogs (both of which are not my forte as since art school I can wholly admit my once acceptable english skills, have fallen by the wayside)
   However this blog is the first blog of 2011 and what better thing is there to discuss than the adventures I had celebrating NYE 2011.

    NYE adventures this year-an exciting adventure up north to the wintery depths of Ullapool and Leckmelm Wood. There, a few of us stayed in a beautiful log cabin (thankyou Merlin) drinking wine and whisky by the warm stove, sitting by the warm bonfire and venturing out in the woods to see the delights the North had brought us. We also ventured out on the 1st of January, were we went to listen to some beautiful Scottish Music,with friends.Perfect.

New Years Day, adventure through the wood.

Happy New Year one and all.