Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Mouse with cheese necklace...

Last year I made a sterling silver pin brooch for a very special present. I wanted to make a mouse and somehow attach a piece of cheese to him. I made the mouse & cheese from some small pieces of clay which I used as moulds to cast into sterling silver. I was really pleased with the result, but still not sure how to link the two pieces together.

My first idea was to hang the cheese from some chain, but I wasn't very keen on this idea. After pondering for a couple of days the idea struck me ... I would wrap the mouse's tail around the piece of cheese. It didn't take long to make the tail and solder all the pieces together. I have several silver mouse's lined up ready for my next piece of jewellery, but here is one of my necklaces I made in a similar style:

Handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery by Chloe's Designs


Monday, 24 May 2010

New Dichroic Glass Earring Cards

After I got back from my last craft fair in March, I was buzzing to make some new earring cards. When I did my first few craft fairs a few years ago, I would hang all my earrings on one big sheet of card. This wasn't the best idea because it wasn't easy for customers to pick up the earrings and have a good look at them.

So I decided to design an individual earring card for each pair of earrings to hang from. I found this worked alot better as customers could easily pick up each little earring card and have a proper look at them.

My new earring cards are very similar to my old one's, execpt they are slightly bigger and the design of the cards now matches my logo and business cards. Here's a picture of my dichroic glass stud earring cards:

If you'd like to check out my current range of dichroic glass earrings available to buy online, please visit my website:

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Necklaces by Chloe's Designs

I have been working on some necklace designs this year and really wanted to try and add in some new elements such as gemstones and pearls. The first flower necklace pictured below includes a pearl. I started out by sawing 2 flowers from a sheet of sterling silver and then soldered these together. I made a sterling silver bail which I soldered to the back of the pendant and the pearl was added at the very end after I had finished polishing it up.

The picture below is very similar to the necklace above, but I included a pink square cubic zirconia stone to this pendant...

More jewellery creations available from Chloe's Designs online Ebay shop.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Handmade Sterling Silver Rings by Chloe's Designs

Over the last couple of months I have been busy making a selection of sterling silver rings. I wanted to incorporate some gemstones and pearls in my new designs and I also had a couple of new tools ready to try out.

The first ring below is a very simple sterling silver ring band with a 5mm pink cubic zirconia gemstone.

The next ring below includes a pearl stone...

After all my rings are finished, I will send them to the Birmingham Assay Office to be officially hallmarked. I always love getting my jewellery pieces back from being hallmarked.

Here are just a few more of my latest handmade sterling silver rings...