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The Houses of Parliament 'New Dawn' Jewellery Collection - Making the 'New Dawn' Brooch

Posted by Sally Lees on

I did so many sketches with lots of ideas about quite diverse pieces of jewellery that captured the esscense of the 'New Dawn' artwork. The highly polished surface of the aluminium really suited the job as it can be dyed a variety of vibrant colours.

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The Houses of Parliament 'New Dawn' jewellery collection - Pin

Posted by Sally Lees on

The pin was a simple jewellery item to design but presented a few issues in regards to construction. The silver wires had to be attached to the aluminium without soldering as aluminium cannot be soldered to silver so they were inserted through a drilled hole in the centre of the disk.

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Handmade at Kew - Rose Garden inspiration

Posted by Sally Lees on

My work is inspired by nature with roses taking centre stage so Kew Gardens is a wonderful place to show my jewellery and cufflinks.

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Guitar Picks - The making of...the Swallow motif Guitar Pick

Posted by Sally Lees on

Well I love music...particularly guitar music. So it was very exciting for me when I hit upon the idea of making some hand made aluminium guitar picks.

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Birth Flower Jewellery

Posted by Sally Lees on

A collection of Birth Flower Jewellery has come to life with illustrations of Larkspur, Gladiolus and Asters gracing the surface of each new piece I created.

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