Sunday, 23 February 2014

Batman pendant, dichroic glass jewellery.

This is my latest commission. A few weeks ago a lovely customer bought from me a dichroic glass pendant. Whilst she was wearing it, she visited her Four year old grandson in hospital. He could not keep his hand off it. To him it was a magical pendant. Well, I pretty much agree with that, dichroic glass pendants do look magical!
When my customer returned home she contacted me through Facebook 
and asked if I could hand engrave the batman image on yellow dichroic glass.
Always being up for a challenge, I said, yes I'll give my best shot.
And here it is, I really hope when the little lad sees it he has the same feelings, magical and special.

Batman pendant
I just loved how this turned out.
Somethings I know I can't do because of the nature of glass and the firing process but if you have an idea and would like to have something commissioned please get in touch at
Hope you like the latest design
Steve

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The Matrix pendant.

I had a dream, as the famous man said. But my dream was not quite as profound. 
It happened the other night, where I was making pendants with 
The Matrix on!
I um'd and are'd for a few days and told sue about it. She thought I was totally bonkers! But me being me, I decided to have a go.
Armed with a chunk of green dichroic glass, a dremal and a simple idea, the creating started. 
And this is the outcome!!!
I am so pleased with this. Really hope it sells and there is a demand for more.
To purchase this unique matrix pendant please contact me via email at
Steve smith jewellery @ yahoo.co.UK
The price is £20 plus £2 p&p.
My next commission is for a hand engraved batman symbol...
Watch this space :-) 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

My new design for taking the perfect picture !!!

Hello readers!
Here is my next barmy brain wave idea, design and make of trying to get the best picture I can of my Dichroic Glass jewellery.
Simple things laying around the studio were gathered together for this build.

Bits and pieces.
Small piece of 12mm MDF
A piece of foam core board
Some silver foil
Gaffa tape
Two sets of LED Christmas lights (left over from the window display).

Tools
Dremel
Craft knife
Spray glue

The Make!
The housing for the lights to fit in was made with the MDF. Shaped with the dremel and drilled for the LED lights. 
The shiny wall around the lights was made from the foam core board, scored at about every1/4" to make a curve. Spray glue was applied and the silver foil was stuck to the inner walls. This was then gaffa taped around the light housing. 
Well you get the picture anyway.
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Two sets of lights = two rows of lights.
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LED jewellery light
This is what it looks like the correct way up.
LED jewellery light
Lights off.......Lights on!!!!!
LED jewellery light
With the lights on and camera sat on top.
LED jewellery light

LED jewellery light
It needs a bit of tidying up but the lights work really well and here is the proof.

Dichroic glass jewellery pendant
A dichroic pendant in all it's sparkling splendour.

Thanks for reading, leave a  comment if you want and share as well.

Steve :-)


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