Samstag, 4. Juni 2011

Years ago... my old silver stuff...



For a short explanation: my uncle (the brother from my father's side) is a silver smith and his wife a gold smith. During the 9th class (school) I had to do a work experience for three weeks. My aunt had a shop and studio with another artist in a little and also one of the oldest quarter in bremen (it is called "Schnoor" ). 


I learned how to work with metal... cut, sand, solder... It made a lot of fun! This little lizard is my final piece I made during my time in her studio. My design, my work... I was soooo proud (and I still love it!). It is a hollow body made out of silver.


Oh... is this long ago... I mean, huh, I was fifteen! 


This were my first practises... (yea, I still have them all ^^) 


Only a little silver UFO pin is missing... *sniff*


This was a present for my 16th birthday. It was from my aunt and my grandma (from my german family part / father's side) together. My aunt made it after my design and my grandma got the stone... a gorgeous and big precious opal... (no, I don't want to now how much it cost)


You see, my love for cephalopodaes and tentacles is an old one ;)

I tried to catch the beautiful play of lights... but in reality it is more stunning and intense colours :)



Kommentare:

  1. that's really cook, I wish I knew how to work with gold and silver like that, pretty cool!

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  2. wonderful, wonderful..you are an artistic soul and you have created beautiful art
    KAT

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  3. What an amazing experience for a teenager. I love your lizard (gecko?) and all your interesting little experiments. When I was 16 I took a silver jewelry class and still have my small things, too. The opal creature is SO beautiful! Something to treasure the rest of your life.

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  4. FREAKING HELL! That is one cool post. Thanks for sharing those treasures, your talent was quite obvious even then. And I would love to have an insight into silversmithing, how anazing!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up at my link party. Hope to see you Tuesday at the next link party.

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  6. I can't even imagine working with metals like you do! Great job and thanks for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week.

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