The photos below provide a glimpse into the creation process of my earlier weaving pieces, whilst at the same time giving a good indication of the key tasks generally involved in making jewellery by hand.
|Raw material in the form of silver granules.||Silver after being cast into an ingot for plate.||Cast silver has been pickled to remove oxidization.||Silver bar is rolled into plate.|
|Silver bar is rolled into plate.||A circle is marked out with a pair of dividers.||The circle is cut from the plate by hand.||Silver dust from sawing.|
|Silver circles with their excess material.||Circles are annealed in preparation for shaping them.||Holes are drilled into the now domed silver shape||Emery paper disks are cut for working off the shape|
|Silver has been cast into a narrow bar.||The narrow bar is milled into square rod by hand.||Square rod is hand-drawn into round wire.||The end of a round wire protrudes from a drawing plate.|
|Drawn wire with its typical springy tension.||Drawn wire neatly coiled up for annealing.||Wire coils after being cleaned in the pickle.||Wire has been hand-cut into evenly sized pieces.|
|Both ends of each wire piece are flattened on an anvil.||Wire pieces are bend into a u-shape, ready for weaving.|
|Photos: AnGela, 2006/7|