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…
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!
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Tagged affordable, colourful, drawing, earrings, Edinburgh, Enamel, etsy, for sale, gift, Glass, glass art, Helen Chalmers, illustration, jewellery, jewelry, pretty, scotland, stringer, studs, uk
I just reopened my Etsy shop, after a long fringe related break! It still has stock you will probably have seen before, but I will be making glass all weekend (yay!), so expect to see it updated with new loveliness next week. You can visit it here: Etsy
In the meantime here are some lovely pictures I’m feeling will inspire me this weekend:
Lets see what I come up with…
Have a lovely weekend!
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Tagged beads, etsy, Glass, Inspiration, jewellery, jewelry, Lampwork, Photography, studio
What a little neglected blog I have! The festival has been and gone, and I have to admit heaving a sigh of relief!
The stall was crazy, really wonderful, and lovely to meet so many customers from all over the world, but my goodness, it was exhausting, and after 10 hours a day chit-chatting and selling away all I wanted to do was crash. But I’m back, and working on new projects, which is always when I feel most inspired to blog.
The next up and coming exhibition is one I am really excited about! It goes back to the very very beginning of my jewellery designing journey in fact. A long time ago (well, four and a bit years ago) I was lucky enough to land a job in the Little Bead Shop in Bruntsfield with the lovely Gil and Emma Baird, and learned so much of what I know now from working there! Emma was the one who introduced me to lampwork, and look where that took me! Anyway, I digress. The Little Bead Shop has been moving with the times and has now gone beyond beads and grown into ACS Jewellery Studio with five fully equipped jewellery benches through the back, and a beautiful gallery space at the front. I’m going to be in the next exhibition they are holding, ‘Made in Scotland’, which features some very talented jewellery designers including some new Duncan of Jordanstone graduates, a handful of ACJ’ers, and the lovely Emma! I’m so excited to be back there!
Made in Scotland
I’ll have to do a wee inspiration/sneak preview post of my work, but in the meantime, hold the date September 14th. Its going to be a fabulous opening night, and it would be wonderful to see you there!
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Tagged Art Clay Scotland, craft, creative, design, Edinburgh, exhibition, graduate, handmade, jewellery, jewelry, Made in Scotland, opening, scotland
I have been working my little socks off the past few weeks, and will be for the next two months, because two months today I will be running a stall for two weeks selling my jewellery in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! How exciting (and scary!!), I have so much to do! Its only for a week (I couldn’t manage any longer), and its the first time I will be selling my jewellery to the public face to face… I have a few tricks up my sleeve to be revealed closer to the time, but I’m pretty nervous, and working in the studio all the hours I can. The stall will be on the Royal Mile, the Festival’s Hub of activity, right next to St. Giles Cathedral. Wish me luck!! I will keep you posted with my making process, once I get through a mountain of paperwork!
In other news, I have managed to make some new beads for my online shop! They are pictured here, and you can click the pictures to be linked to their listing.
Have a good one!
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Tagged beads, edinburgh festival, edinburgh fringe market, etsy, Glass, glass jewellery, Helen Chalmers, jewellery, jewelry, Lampwork, lampwork beads, market
Remember this beautiful picture I found last week?
It inspired me to make these! I’m really happy with them.
The top set are available in my etsy shop: etsy
And the bottom set will be strung into a necklace!
Thanks for looking, have a lovely day!
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Tagged art, bracelet, ceramic, Edinburgh, Enamel, Glass, graffiti, jewellery, jewelry, Lampwork, silver, spray paint, spraypaint, steel, wearable