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Woohoo I've finally made some jewellery. It has been a headache though.  (link to last blog the about developing the collection)  Trying to find the right materials that would work to sculpt  Raine into a pendent.  I feel the struggle has been worth it and I'm very happy with how these pieces has developed.   I'll keep you posted of any new pieces and new collections as I go along.   I will start my online store over the coming weeks, in the mean time here are the first of the collection bellow.

This piece above is made with glass amethyst beads and silver plated findings.



Above is a Leather thong necklace with the same beads above with a silver glass bead to represent the moon in  my painting.

This Piece I like to call Raine's Heart. Made with a ribbon and silver plated findings.  The heart I made my self with Swarovski Rhine stone embedded into the clay.   I'm now off to make my little clay bears another collection I have started.  :) Vx



Lets say about two weeks ago I had a conversation with a fellow artist and a good friend of mine, that popped the idea into my head which lead me to proceed with this idea.

Wondering Raine my painting  which you maybe familiar from my last blog if not here is the painting of her bellow.

This Idea encouraged me to buy some clay and guess what I decided make jewellery.  The first week I researched how to make to it.  The second week bought I non-fired clay to make samples.  My initial idea didn't start from Raine rather than Sugar Skull Designs which are still in my head and will do in the future. However I was more excited in turning my paintings into a Jewellery design.  Which I now gonna go with the slogan 'take with you a mini canvas every where', or something on those lines. Bellow is some quick rough sketches of some designs.

Bellow are the samples of the pedants in non-fired clay before they are painted.

The bellow image was the first design I did out of clay and made it slightly raised too. Before it was painted i was not quite sure about it, that's why i made another pendant with out the raise.  The outcome of both pendants, I love and when I finally receive all my new equipment I make both pendents on a necklace unique and different.

Bellow is the flat pendant painted.

I made some smaller designs to be fitted as dangling earrings.

Finally here is the heart set and earring set.

You have no Idea how frustrated I am.  I am now waiting on the ordered materials such as clay that can be fired and findings due to the last bank holiday things are moving a bit slower.  I can't wait till I can finally get start on the actual collection then hopefully begin to exhibit them along side my paintings.    It will be all finished in the precious metal sterling silver findings and I hope my first customer will adore my first handcrafted 'The wondering Raine Collection' jewellery.  I'm so excited regardless of the set backs.


Wondering Raine

Posted by: Vanessa-May




I haven't really been articulated about my paintings before now.  Maybe Its because I don't want to spoil the the viewers experience, when seeing my paintings for the time.  The artists that I have gotten to know, follow a similar practice and perhaps common amongst other creatives also.

Wondering Raine started from a dream I had.  I've had other dreams that resulted in me pursing it in to art form, which I tell you about when I blog those art works. For now this is about  Wondering Raine.

Raine has developed a lot since the initial dream.  I began  illustrating her from sketches then to digital and from that, I was encouraged by another artist to paint her.   I have  a few media projects on the go and plan one day to create an animation of this character.  However my paintings of Raine (which I also plan to do more of) I want them to remain abstract and keep the images in my mind unique rather than explaining a story, which then becomes illustrated works.   When I'm working with Raine on a painting I may wanna leave the initial story and explore another tangent while I paint.

With this painting I'm communicating certain emotions, one of them is searching for love and the journey it takes you on. On this journey one can be blinded by the dangers.  Which also beholds Raine on her journey.







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