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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.

Monday, February 28, 2011


In the gardens and hedgerows around Bath the daffodils are just about to burst out in all their golden glory. I don't know about you, but they always make me smile. I have a bunch on my kitchen table now.

I've had enough of tasteful, muted winter colours and I need something fresh and and blousy. Like those hosts of daffs. this season's  citric yellows will lift your spirits.

Bright yellow is not always an easy colour to wear, but it looks great as an accent colour in a handbag, a belt or a pair of earrings and I think these cufflinks, from my Etsy shop would look great on a crisp white shirt.

So call it saffron, lemon, citrus, acid, sunshine or daffodil, there's not a cheerier way to celebrate  the coming of Spring .Oh, and it's St David's day in Wales tomorrow - March 1st and their national flower is a daffodil.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday

Originally uploaded by Quercus Silver
Can't resist a challenge, me! When I heard about the Super Bowl Challenge 2011 on flickr it seemed like a good excuse for an excursion into trinket bowls.

I wanted to make something free form and a little rustic, so I didn't make a mold. I just showed my rolling pin to some paper clay and set off on the journey.

painting on size before gilding
My final piece is made of thin air drying paper clay. It made a delicate but flimsy bowl, so I painted the underside with a layer of resin in ocean blues and splatters of red and yellow crushed pastels. This is waterproof and has also made the bowl sturdy.

The inside is painted with gilding size, powdered blue pigment and then gilded with 22 carat gold leaf.

The process has taken a couple of days and I was delighted to find the time to try some new stuff. It's really a bit too bling for me but if I ever get around to making a mold I'd love to make some resin bowls.

I like this kind of sporting challenge? How about a Wimbledon Plate Challenge?