Piercing, filing, polishing, drilling, forming and all made by hand, these earrings are now made up and ready to hit the shops #statementearrings #lightweightearrings #anodisedaluminiumjewellery #vcj #colourfuljewellery #turquoiseearrings #redearrings #orangeearrings
Lightweight adjustable pink Trajectory bangle. Also availalbe in other colours. Please contact me if you would like more info.
Small domed earrings (1.5cm diameter) in purple and green, cut from the painted metal sheet. Aluminium is very lightweight so these are very easy and comfortable to wear.
VCJ are looking for a reliable jewellery outworker who has a good eye for design and attention to detail to help with the production of new collections. The jewellery is made from anodised aluminium and duties include cutting, filing, polishing and forming bangles, earrings, pendants, rings, hair slides etc to a high standard. Please visit the website to see the kinds of pieces that require making www.verycolourfuljewellery.com
The painted aluminium sheets are posted out with instructions of what’s needed for making up, eg bangles, earrings etc. Payment is £2 per piece, except earrings which are £2.50 per pair. (I can make approximately 6+ bangles in an hour, earrings take a bit longer hence the increased rate.)
Please note, this is not a full-time position and the amount of work can go up and down throughout the year. It would be ideal for someone who wants some extra work that can fit around their everyday life. Applicants need to be UK based but precise location is not important as work can be sent by post.
For further information please message me with details of your experience and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist of the month
I was so pleased to be asked to contribute to the local magazine, Hurst Life, this month as Artist of the Month. It's a great magazine who are keen to promote local people, news and events. You can read the full version here
Without giving away too many trade secrets, here's an insight into how I make some of the earrings...
Once the colours have been sealed in and the metal is fully dry they're cut out using a piercing saw. This leaves some rough edges so they're filed and sanded using different grades of paper to remove any sharp edges and burrs giving a lovely smooth edge. To add that little bit extra sparkle they're polished and finally formed into a curved design ready to go to their new owner. Some can be more complicated to make than others and you can see more earring creations here. Did you know they can also be made as clip on earrings if you haven't found the courage to have your ears pierced yet!
It will be warm again soon and our wrists will be out again. Adorn yours with one of these lightweight and adjustable colourful bangles now available to buy safely and securely online at my Etsy shop
Extraordinary British design-led fashion accessories
Getting ready for BCTF starting on Sunday at the Yorkshire showground in Harrogate www.bctf.co.uk
A while ago I experimented with a handful of Trajectory bangles which are now back by demand offering a further choice in colourful jewellery, this time with a twist. All are adjustable and can be opened and closed to fit around the wrist. Please contact me for further information.
The pains we go to for art, I found the best shade of red today #bloodred #artjewellery #colourfullife #explorecolour #aluminumpainting
(Mum, in the unlikely event you have found your way on to social media, my finger's fine ;))
These large, statement hoop earrings come in a variety of colours with sterling silver wire hooks. Please contact me if you want more info. Prices start at £38.
Square red and black mottled cuff links 17mm square, £30 Please click here to see other shop items.
Large lightweight, purple, pink and turquoise statement earrings approximately 5cm wide £44. Click here to see other shop items
Square red and black mottled cuff links 17mm square £30. Click here to see other shop items
Brighten up your man with these colourful cuff links. Anodised aluminium painted discs in a variety of colours set in silver plated cuff links. Available online on the VCJ Etsy shop or contact me if you'd like a different colour.
Castle Gallery has it's new Mixed Summer exhibition on now until the end of September. It features new landscape artist and studio glass as well as jewellery and other arts and crafts. If you're local or planning on taking a trip it will be worth the visit www.castlegallery.co.uk @castlegallery #castlegallery #inverness #summerexhibition #colourfuljewellery #artjewellery #scotland
'For our last number, I'd like to ask your help. Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And for the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery...'
- John Lennon, Royal Variety Performance, 1963
A new, exclusive gallery is being set up in the quaint and friendly village of Hurstpierpoint at the foot of the South Downs with high quality art and crafts available. Preview evening this Friday 6-8pm (there's talk of some fizz!). 92 high street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 #hurstpierpiont #originalart #southdowns #thingstoseeinsussex #sussex #art #craft #newthings #exploresussex
Miranda Peckitt, VCJ owner