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Creating the Moon Bear Cuff

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Creating the Moon Bear Cuff

I am often asked how I make things - so as I had an order for one of my Moon Bear cuffs this week, I thought I'd photograph the process. One day (when I grow an extra hand) I'll video it (or maybe I could ask Mumma Iceni to video for me, because the chances of growing an extra hand are quite low I think). Step One: Cut out the copper cuff. I work primarily from flat sheet copper. Most of my cuffs have a thickness of about 0.9-1.1mm, and I cut it out using a jeweller's saw. The blade on...

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Creation of the Boudicca Pendant

Creation of the Boudicca Pendant

I don't really use many larger stones in my pieces but sometimes I come across one that is just too beautiful to pass up! Whilst mooching around one of my suppliers websites, I found this.  This is a hand cut and polished Nipomo in Marcasite Agate Cabochon, with a nice little chunk of quartz in it. I loved the arrowhead shape of it and the gleam of marcasite, and it screamed Iceni at me, so I had to have it. I wanted to make something simple and primitive looking - something maybe Boudicca would wear ;)  I didn't draw anything, I just wanted...

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