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.
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!
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!
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!
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!