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New leather cord shackle bracelet

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie | 0 comments

New leather cord shackle bracelet.

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Improve the Cord block bracelet

Posted on January 22, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie | 0 comments

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New jewellery ideas for 2017

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie | 0 comments

Coming soon! I have just sent off a 3 blade propeller, a very small long shackle and the 'Katie' shell to be professionally moulded and cast.

My first foray into gold - for the tiny shackle.  Very excited to be able to offer my first gold piece of jewellery! I will probably launch it at the Dinghy Show 2017.

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New Reef Knot silver ring

Posted on January 15, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie | 0 comments

Finally got around to making a Reef Knot ring to match my range of reef knot jewellery - bangle, charm bracelet and necklace.

It's easy and comfortable to wear, and I think I will be making many more of these.  This first one is a gift for my nephew Jamie - a very cool dude indeed! He thinks it will make a good signet type ring for his little finger.  I hope he likes it!

Reef knot ring

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New shell pendant cast in silver

Posted on January 15, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie | 0 comments

My niece Katie searched out a lovely shell for me to make into a necklace for her. It has turned out beautifully and makes a perfect pendant!

Silver shell

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Glue a jump ring?

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie | 0 comments

No - is the short answer.

I have a problem when I make my silver yachts; by the time I want to solder on the jump ring, the hull and rig assembly keeps trying to fall apart when I heat it.

So I experimented with trying to glue the jump ring on; and I've concluded that it just isn't possible. 

Back to the soldering board!

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Leather cuff with silver shackle

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie | 0 comments

I have been really struggling with this piece.  It is lovely to wear, with a good heavy feel and sits well on the wrist. It can look great on both men and women.

However, Andy found that a very hot shower would weaken the glue so that the clasp could pull off.  So I have been experimenting with different types of glues and ways to mark up and mask off the leather.  Not with complete success! I spent almost a whole weekend messing this up; but I think I've got there now.

My next challenge is to find good 20mm wide leather strips; I've had to try US and China!

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