Sneak peak inside issue 57
24 July 2013
It's the height of summer and we have got one hot issue of Making Jewellery for you! Hot pinks, vibrant oranges, summer blues and more make up this colour-filled magazine. Yes, colour is the name of the game this August, with projects taking inspiration from the rainbow. Make lampwork beads, sew felt flowers and experiment with washi tape to create these 52 projects. We've got the latest fashion trends, interviews with the hottest jewellery designers and some fantastic giveaway prizes up for grabs. Discover memory wire looping pliers, read about our experiment with copper clay and learn how to use the Knotty-Do-It-All. Don't miss out on the first part of our free business supplement, which gives great advice and food for thought when starting your own jewellery making business. Plus, wirework, beading, polymer, leather, metal clay, shrink plastic and more to keep your jewellery hot whilst looking cool.
Here's a peek at some of the projects:
Rainbow serpent by James Ferris
Watch the rainbow by Lynn Allingham
Circles of colour by Tansy Wilson
Ribbon wrap by Dee Wingrove-Smith
16 July 2013
Well it looks like summer is finally here, and here to stay! So, here are some of my favourite pieces of jewellery that I've seen this summer, and some images to inspire some summertime pieces!
Mint green and coral hoop earrings by LivEveryDay
(image from www.sodahead.com)
Gold and Turquoise necklace by Brockstones
(image from www.wallsave.com)
Dandelion wish silver stud earrings by Ali Bali Jewellery
(image from www.toonswallpapers.com)
One to watch: Amy Logan
4 July 2013
Amy Logan is 24 years old and is a jewellery designer/maker. She is definitely one to keep an eye on, currently leading the way when it comes to launching a new generation of jewelers in Birmingham's traditional jewellery quarter.
Amy is involved in a collective called Chroma, which makes contemporary work that is often termed 'art jewellery' or 'author jewellery' and aims to make this more accessible to the public.
Recent achievements include having been recently selected for a graduate bursary stand at this year's prestigious Goldsmith's Fair. Amy has also been named as 'one to watch' in the Europe's Young City: A New Beat Generation report.
If you're longing to see Amy's pieces for yourself, you can find her at the Goldsmith's Fair, the Sieraad Art Fair in Amsterdam (in November) and at MADE London. She also has an exhibition planned for next year with the Jewellery Quarter Museum.
And if you can't wait, visit her website www.amylogan.co.uk to see her fresh and eclectic style. Gorgeous!