Most of us have our favourite make, the thing that we enjoy creating more than anything else… read on to find out.
Josephine Gornall, Phinefibre
“My favourite make is to just enjoy experimenting with different mediums and colours and seeing what can be created…”
Samantha Taylor, jewelart
“I love making many types of jewellery, but my favourite material has to be copper wire. Its an ancient metal, with many healing qualities and I feel a synergy, a connection with the copper when I’m working with it. I use a variety of different types of copper wire, from enamelled and non-tarnish copper which retains its colour and sheen, to bare copper which darkens with age and has a beautiful luster when buffed up.
Of all the wirework designs I make, my favourite is my ‘spiral-squiggles’, abstract timeless shapes that are inspired by ancient symbols. I enjoy becoming engrossed in the process of manipulating the wire by hand and adding beautiful gemstones, pearls and crystals or my sparkly handmade glass to create these unique sculptural jewelart jewellery designs.”
“My favourite way to engrave using the hand drill is deep intaglio engraving, it looks 3d so really pops out from the glass!”
Engraved or incised work where the design is sunk into the surface is called intaglio, and is the opposite of cameo, where the design is in relief. Intaglio designs are made on gemstones, glass, ceramics, stone, or similar material.
“I am delighted to be with Handmade in Lancashire at Barton Grange Garden Centre, especially in the run up to Christmas, as we do love a bit of sparkle here at the Glass Boutique.