Tag Archives: Enamel

Little Doors

Beware, this is a very image-heavy post…

There’s a little fun project I have been working on for a few weeks now, a study of lovely colourful painted, rusting, graffitied and peeling doors around the world. It even inspired me to paint the studio door this week, which is looking good! Anyway, I found and old drawing of an orange door I did in Barcelona, and I had a wee search on Pinterest to find some more. I found some gorgeous images including these…

Source: flickr.com via Helen on Pinterest

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They’re really pretty aren’t they? So they led to a sketch or two…

And after a bit of playing around, ten totally unique pairs of earrings were created! They are all made with hot glass on surgical steel backs, so they are totally hypoallergenic. The steel is attached in the flame so it is completely fused to the glass, and no glue has been used (I don’t trust glue). Its image heavy, and all of the pictures link to their listing in my online shop. At £15 each, they are a snip for a totally original piece of jewellery. I hope you like them!

I hope you like them, and have a lovely weekend!

Helen*

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On the other side of the studio…

I thought I would share with you the work of my studio mate, Jessica Howarth. Jess and I met at art college and have been sharing a studio at Arts Complex in Meadowbank since September. We both work with kilns, and both glass to an extent, only Jess works with enamel (very finely ground glass), and metal. She gradually builds up layers of coloured enamel onto copper or silver, patiently fusing layer after layer onto the base in a kiln. The ‘houses’ in the pictures are her degree show work, 3D Structures of enamelled copper, with various pieces of wearable jewellery hidden within.

Here are some more images, enjoy!

You can follow Jess on Facebook , Twitter , she has a lovely blog too, and a tumblr page

Helen*

Spray Paint…

Opening Night!

It was brilliant, so much fun and I sold four pieces too, which was the icing on the cake!
I have been back to it today though, and have a few pairs of earrings in red and grey ramping down in the kiln, hopefully there will be some photos of them for you tomorrow.

In the meantime, a couple of photos from the opening!

Helen*

New in My Shop This Evening…

Bratislava Stud Earrings

For sale here…

Barcelona Stud Earrings

For sale here…

Those and a couple more pairs are available, pop over and have a look!

(Click here to go to my shop)

Have a good weekend!

Helen*

Texture and Colour Experiments with Earrings…

I have been making stud earrings! Its been brilliant fun, and I’m really happy with the results! Here are a few for you to see. They are all lampworked glass and enamel on surgical steel posts.

Tokyo Stud Earrings

East Village Stud Earrings

Barcelona Stud Earrings

Bratislava Stud Earrings

La Paz Stud Earrings

I hope you like them, I would love to know what you think!

Helen*