All my jewellery designs so far have been for the ladies in my life. And any men who like to wear chandelier drop earrings. There's no judgement.
So for the past few days, I have been searching around the house for inspiration for jewellery designs for the men in my life.
I have rattled through cupboards, and peeked in drawers full of clutter. Looking for inspiration.
I found a bobble, an old ribbon I thought I'd lost, plenty of plastic bags, and a few dust balls. But nowt else. Well, nothing manly.
So I took myself upstairs and sat on my bed. It's where I go to have a think. And sometimes the odd daydream over a hot cup of tea. And my eyes fell on this...
...The scene on my bedside table. (That tiny picture in the tiny frame is of me playing on a deckchair when I was about three or four.) Back when I was rearranging corners of my home, a couple of months ago, I nonchalantly draped my favourite photo frame with pearl necklaces to vintage things up a bit. And added an old silk rose or two. I found the lace hanky hidden in the pocket of a vintage bag I bought.
I know it's not a scene generally associated with testosterone. Stay with me. I'm going somewhere with this.
The frame caught my eye because of this...
...The gorgeous shapes and textures in the pewter. Hmmmm.
How fab would that kind of texture look on a ring? I thought to myself. And set to with tools and silver.
And here is the finished result. It's chunky. And I like it.
I think this would make a great ring for a man. It's chunky and "manly" and there's something very fluid about it. What do you think?
P.S. I've nearly finished sewing my Cath Kidston bag, and have started knitting a woollen patchwork quilt! Pictures to follow! I hope you have a great weekend. Sending smiles.