My handmade jewellery designs are created using reclaimed tins, formed and combined with silver, semi-precious beads, stones, found objects, mixed-media. Strong graphics, humour and narrative often feature, and no two pieces are exactly alike.
Rainbow Pendant Locket in mixed metals, with motorcycle man. "He rode towards the rainbow, then right underneath it and out the other side..."
LATEST NEWS! Spring 2013.
I am very pleased to say that the Rainbow Pendant Locket (shown above)was selected to be part of a vary large on-line exhibition featuring handmade vessels of all types in metal and made be craftspeople from all around the world. To see my entry follow this link where you will first read about the exhibition "Holding Place: A Repository of Containers and Vessels by Metalsmiths Around the World". Scrolling down the page you will see my piece, which you can click on to find out more about.
LATEST NEWS!Spring 2012.
I have work currently touring the UK in the "Queens Diamond Jubilee Exhibition" curated by the Association for Contemporary Jewellers. To see images of my finished entry, as well as under-construction and a list of the venues & dates of the tour, please visit this article which tells you all about it.
I am published in this new book!...
Following on from "30 Minute Necklaces" the newest book by Lark for Jewellery Designers and makers is "30 minute Rings". This is a fun book for those who allready have a repertoire of basic jewellery-making skills, but perhaps want to try some new techiniques by way of simple projects.
Each ring project tells you what you need to prepare and get ready first, then the project instructions are laid out, step-by-step. The theory is the that each ring is do-able in a very short time frame, the designs are very simple and there is something for everyone here...out of 60 projects, you are bound to find some that you like.
Here is the ring that I have in this book...but you'll have to buy the book to find out how to make it!
To see more images of the ring, visit my Blog, here.
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All designs, artwork, written information and the trade name Fluxplay, Fluxplay Jewellery are copyright of Maria Whetman. Infringement of copyright will be pursued.