For my first blog entry I thought I would give a little insight into the process I go through to create the pieces I create. Like any creative process it all starts with a little bit of inspiration. I try to take inspiration from every object I see by looking at it as a basic shape then picturing it in silver! I feel very fortunate living in Melbourne where there is always something to look at and a whole lot of interesting architecture to keep us visually intrigued.
The piece I’ll show the ins and outs of is a heart pendant I recently made for a male client as a gift to his girlfriend. He wanted something to express his love so I thought what better than the universal symbol of love, a love heart! Now to make an authentic organic shaped heart is not my style so I took a different, more Anastasia approach. Starting with a sheet of silver I drew, then cut out the outline that I felt represented a heart in true Anastasia geometric style.
I then went on to solder the sides on to make the piece three dimensional.
I had to add a piece of chenier (tubing) so that the chain would be able to go through the piece, instead of just attaching it with a loop on top or on the back.
The next step was to add another piece of silver to the top to finish the piece. I thread the chain through the chenier and added findings to complete the pendant.