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5 Valentines Gifts for guitar players

Posted by Sally Lees on

5 of my top picks for guitar players this Valentines day 1. Reading couldn't get any cooler! 2. Where else would you put your pick?   3. Beautifully simple stylised guitar print 4.  Your own rock guitar house key 5. Stylish musical notes Keyring  

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Making the Chinese Dragon Guitar Pick

Posted by Sally Lees on

I love music, particularly guitar music and wanted to make some products that weren't jewellery pieces. So I decided to use the printing and dying techniques that I use for making my Birth Flower Jewellery to make my new guitar picks. I made a whole batch of guitar picks in many different colours and designs to sell on my market stall at Greenwich Market and both budding rock stars and seasoned musicians loved them. Lots of customers bought them for the musicians in their lives as a really cool and original gift. So this is how I made the picks....

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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. It was a chance to make a product which wasn't strictly jewellery, though I have since made some of the guitar picks into pendants that can be worn and used. I started by drawing some silhouettes of swallows. The iconic swallow has been the preferred tattoo for sailors as it signified the hope of that they would return home safely. It is an instantly...

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Birth Flower Jewellery

Posted by Sally Lees on

Well it's been another hectic week at the studio with some ideas that were in my imagination finally becoming reality. 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. I drew the flowers a few months ago and they were waiting patiently to be turned into stamps. I need the stamps as I resist print the aluminium then dye it by hand in small dye baths. The process of dying aluminium is an exact science in industry. However, being a creative soul, I...

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