This Christmas I wanted to make something handmade in silver for my friend Andrea, just to show her my appreciation. She’s been cheering me up and being very supportive, but we don’t get to hang out as much as I’d like. I decided to make a pair of earrings. I found a pair of sterling silver hoops that were perfect, and wanted a star theme (we both love stars, an it a theme that suits her!).
I gotta tell you though; making all these tiny silver stars was a bit of a pain in the arse, especially getting the holes for the hoop the right size without breaking the clay. But once they dried and I’d mended them with some paste, I could sand them down and polish them a bit. In the end they turned out great!
The burning process is one of my favourite parts about making PMC jewellery. It’s a little piece of magic, really. That thing you’ve been working on that looks so grey and dull suddenly bursts into flame and turns into pure silver. It’s pretty awesome, and it’s always very exciting to see the result!
Mixing it up with a colour perfect for my friend, this was the end result:
I’m really happy with the finished product, as soon as I pierce my ears I might make a pair for myself ;)