A friend of mine asked that I make her a paper plane pendant after seeing the origami unicorn I had made. I’ll admit it took a bit more effort to make than I thought it would, but it turned out okay in the end.
Here are all the origami themed pendants I have made so far.
Two years ago, when I started making jewelry, I made a brass unicorn pendant meant to be a reference to the origami unicorn in Blade Runner. I wasn’t until later that I started working with silver.
I was then able to make it in the metal that more accurately resembles the metallic paper used in the movie.
While I was making the flat silver unicorn pendant, I considered that I could make it three-dimensional – like the origami crane. And so this silver unicorn was born.
The two origami themed pendants:
A friend of mine commissioned a ring based on the pinch ring. She requested however that the setting be square instead of round or oval, so this was my first attempt at making a setting with squared corners.
This is a simple little pendant I made a little while back. I really like how simple it is. I was going to have it hang symmetrically, having the ring either on the tip of the wing or the crane’s chest, but after testing it out with a friend in studio, we came to the conclusion that it would accentuate the geometry of the design if the pendant was hanging a little off centre.
I seem to alternated between geometric and floral, or overly sentimental designs. This week saw me do another flower ring. I wanted to test this Hydrangea design, so that I could start on a slightly more elaborate piece next week. I want to make a silver flower crown. Overly sentimental for the next few weeks I guess…
I often see designs on the internet that I want to try in jewelry class. The instagram feed of Laurence B inspired me to try this pinched design.
Inspired by the square rings by Yellow Jewellery, I decided to try make one like it. Once you’ve attempted to create something, you have a better appreciation of the skill involved in making the real thing.
Cold connections is something I hadn’t tried before and something my instructor had been trying to get me to do for some time now. I finally did it and I messed it up right away because I put it through the roller too soon. Luckily I only had to double up the layers to give it rigidity. Added amethysts details to the ends to finish it off.
This is the second bangle I’ve made. They work quite well together.