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Su Trindle is a British designer and maker of sculptural modern silver and resin jewellery. My favourite place to be is my small workshop in my garden. I work alone, singing along to the radio striving to create beautiful well-designed, contemporary jewellery and make a living at it. This last is important, not just to my creativity and ego but to help feed by boys and the dog.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The hullaballoo is over

Memento silver and gold brooches
Now the hullaballoo of the end of course exhibition is over I can look back at my City and Guilds Design and Craft course through a pair of rose tinted, funky spectacles. 
All that drawing-painting-printing-sketching-cutting-sticking-piercing-filing-soldering-pickling-enamelling-etching-gilding-polishing and polishing and polishing seems worth it, after all.
Africa Rings in silver and copper
Recycled fabric necklace
It was such a luxury to take 6 weeks at a time to develop a new design, 2 whole hours every Monday to concentrate on artwork and all afternoon in the workshop where I got to try out new techniques with expert advice(thanks Mel Sproat) and a group of like-minded jewellery obsessives.
Script silver necklace
I recall moaning a lot and really struggling at times, but I have to admit, I enjoyed the agony of it all and I'd recommend this practical design course to anyone. I'd like to share these pictures of some of the pieces I produced from such diverse themes as Africa, mechanical, script and memento. 

Friday, July 16, 2010

It's Christmas in July

Please don't mention it to my boys, but it's Christmas in July.
At least it is on Etsy.  This is a  great annual event for finding summer sale bargains and runs from July 15th to July 22nd.
I'm offering free worldwide delivery on all my handmade, contemporary silver and resin jewellery.That's free shipping across my shop, including custom orders. Oh, yes and I nearly forgot to mention,  I have a special Christmas in July sale section for extra savings on lots of lovely things, like the ring pictured here.
This event is only for a few days, so grab your winter coat,  listen out for the jingle bells and come shopping at Christmas, in July.