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For a change, and to show what else whitters my time away, I thought I would show some of the jewellery projects I have been slowly working at this year. Firstly, and most recently, a series of dragon designs.

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This one, quite a Gothic dragon, pre-Raphaelite even, is becoming quite a sharp-lined heraldic pendant ( not quite ready to show yet).

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This one is a nice design to make in thick sheet silver, giving a smooth, tactile simplicity – and relatively few fiddly bits to smooth out or file.

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Having sold the first one, I am making another now. It can be economical to get originals cast, but it is also nice to make each piece from scratch as they then have their own quirks and personalities. The new one of these ‘Double Dragons’ have eyes more prominently, for example….

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I work on iPad using Zen Brush, a simple and elegant app that allows me to sketch away with minimum farting around with knobs and menus. It has disadvantages, but the ease of flow is more valuable for working out this type of design work. The next few designs are part of the same series and, I think, work out very well in silver. Simple but with elegant line the style is somewhat Oriental, Asian with a smattering of other influences here and there….

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I am just finishing off these couple of designs. The first has found a new home, so I have remade another, the second I look forward to see polished and mounted up on its chain.

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Hopefully, a few more will be completed soon, and I will show them then….

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