Thursday, 15 February 2018

Long thin dichroic glass pendants by Steve Smith Jewellery.

Long and thin dichroic pendants

Lovely sparkling Long and thin Dichroic glass pendants. Fired and free formed in our small studio in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. 

These pendants measure about 5cm long (plus the bail) and 1cm wide and come complete with a FREE 45cm stainless steel chain.









Pendant, dichroic


Pendant, dichroic


I hope you like what you have seen in this post about our long thin pendants, if you would like to see more then CLICK HERE
Special commissions can be undertaken and visitors to the studio in Northallerton are welcome by prior appointment, send me a message via email at stevesmithjewellery@yahoo.co.uk of fill out contact form on my website www.stevesmithjewellery.com
Connect with me:           

Saturday, 10 February 2018

925 silver surround tactile dichroic glass pendant.

Hi.
I am always trying to come up with new designs and styles. Some days it's a bit of a challenge but mostly new ideas are always there in the back of my head. 
I just have to find them LOL.
With most of my pieces, they are kiln fired, sometimes 2 to 3 times and even fired polished at the end.
With this design, I wanted to keep the tactile surface and still set it in silver.
The process is quite simple if you have to right tools. The first thing I did was make the silver surround to the shape I wanted. This can be a bit fiddly but not too bad. Then having chosen the relevant dichroic glass. It was cut to the approximate size and the cold worked (ground) to fit the silver surround.

Here's a few things that I used:
 Ripple glass. 

Kristall grinder:
My trusty Dremel: 
Then silver, solder, gas torch, various hammers mallets, shapers and former's and lots of different grades of emery. Plus polish for finishing.
And here is my design, all finished and sparkling. Just click on the following link.



Hope you have enjoyed my latest blog post. You can find more how to's in this blog or have a look at my Youtube channel.
Steve.
PS. If you would like to see more of my designs then please have a look at either:
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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Long thin dicgroic glass pendant video by Steve Smith Jewellery.


I hope you like what you have seen in this video. If you would like to see more 

Special commissions can be undertaken and visitors to the studio in Northallerton are welcome by prior appointment, send me a message via email at stevesmithjewellery@yahoo.co.uk of fill out contact form on my website www.stevesmithjewellery.com
Connect with me:           

Monday, 15 January 2018

Long thin dichroic glass pendant by Steve Smith Jewellery.

Long and thin dichroic pendants

Lovely sparkling Long and thin Dichroic glass pendants. Fired and free formed in our small studio in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. 

These pendants measure about 5cm long (plus the bail) and 1cm wide and come complete with a FREE 45cm stainless steel chain.









Pendant, dichroic


Pendant, dichroic


I hope you like what you have seen in this post about our long thin pendants, if you would like to see more then CLICK HERE
Special commissions can be undertaken and visitors to the studio in Northallerton are welcome by prior appointment, send me a message via email at stevesmithjewellery@yahoo.co.uk of fill out contact form on my website www.stevesmithjewellery.com
Connect with me:           

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Long thin dichroic glass pendant video by Steve Smith Jewellery.


I hope you like what you have seen in this video. If you would like to see more 

Special commissions can be undertaken and visitors to the studio in Northallerton are welcome by prior appointment, send me a message via email at stevesmithjewellery@yahoo.co.uk of fill out contact form on my website www.stevesmithjewellery.com
Connect with me:           

Friday, 15 December 2017

Long thin dichroic glass pendants by Steve Smith Jewellery.

Long and thin dichroic pendants

Lovely sparkling Long and thin Dichroic glass pendants. Fired and free formed in our small studio in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. 

These pendants measure about 5cm long (plus the bail) and 1cm wide and come complete with a FREE 45cm stainless steel chain.









Pendant, dichroic


Pendant, dichroic


I hope you like what you have seen in this post about our long thin pendants, if you would like to see more then CLICK HERE
Special commissions can be undertaken and visitors to the studio in Northallerton are welcome by prior appointment, send me a message via email at stevesmithjewellery@yahoo.co.uk of fill out contact form on my website www.stevesmithjewellery.com
Connect with me:           

Monday, 20 February 2017

The emergence of Dragonflies.

Well, spring has just about broken out in the UK. 
With the temperature reaching double figures in some area.

Beautiful Dragonflies will be emerging from their winter slumber. 
Bouncing through the skies and darting through the reeds. 
Beautiful colours floating over the pools of blue water 
and 
occasionally landing right next to you. 
Giving you a glimpse of their beautiful true colours.

Well that's my attempt at describing these amazing creatures.
Here are a few of my designs. I have tried to catch the colours in the dichroic glass with a simple Dragonfly enamel image
But I prefer Alfred, Lord Tennyson words which I have included further on.

The Dragonfly

 Today I saw the dragonfly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;
Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 If you would like to get one of these, just click on the picture and it will take you to my website. Here, will can find many different designs to suit many tastes.
I hope you have enjoyed this little snippet  of my creative mind.
Feel free in commenting below.
Kind Regards
Steve

Sunday, 22 January 2017

New look, Craft Fair display stands.

Well, that's one of my January jobs done!
Cleaned up and painted my display stands for the coming year. Lots of thought on what coplour to use but kept with the old favourite, Hot pink and white.
They look so much better, what do you think?

New look, Craft Fair display stands.

New look, Craft Fair display stands.

Hope you like the New look, Craft Fair display stands.
If you would like to see my design in real life, my first market will be the first Sunday of March (05/03/2017) on High Row, Darlington, 11am to 4pm (weather permitting).
Or you can always have a look on my website at
or 
If you are local to Northallerton, North Yorkshire. I am in the shop on Fridays and Saturdays (10:30am to 4:30pm)

our address is:




Sunday, 15 January 2017

New bags with new foiled labels.

So what happens on a cold winters evening in North Yorkshire? Well plenty but one thing that I have got around to doing is ordering my new bags. Plain white and really nice quality. I didn't want plain so my wonderful partner Sue at www.inspiredbyscript.co.uk made quite a few labels and foiled them beautifully with hot pink foil.


foiled labelsfoiled labels

new bagsnew bags
And there you have it.
And just to get an idea of the foiled labels click on the following youtube link to see the short 15 second clip.
Posh new bags for my happy customers to take their purchase away proudly.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back soon.
Steve

New sterling silver and dichroic design pendant.

A new and unique design sterling silver pendant. Hand crafted in our studio in Northallerton.
The dichroic glass for this pendant is made by firing multiple strips of glass in the kiln then shaping by hand and then firing again with a gas torch to smooth the edges.
The silver is then hand made, shaped and soldered to fit the dichroic glass.



You can see this and many more designs on my website at

I am always designing new pieces so keep an eye out on here, my website and facebook if you want that something different, you wont find elsewhere!
And DON'T forget, for January 2017 there is a discount code to receive 10% off your order. 
Just add

JAN2017

at the checkout.

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