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 :)

7 Kommentare:

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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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