Anna Davenport from Silver Nutshell Jewellery joins us for another 'Day In The Life Of A Jeweller'! Sharing a typical day of running a handmade jewellery business.
Watch Anna's video below, with a day centred around searching for the perfect daisy, creating a mould and making beautiful pendants using metal clay. This is a brilliant insight into how you can get creative with metal clay designs and incorporate your love of nature!
Not only does Anna share her process with you, she also takes you on a walk in the countryside to do a photoshoot as well as sharing with you her popular birthstone jewellery and packaging setup.
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Want to know more about Anna and her beautiful designs?
We chat over on our Meet The Jeweller blog, where we find out more about Anna's background, experience in launching a handmade business and building a brand.
Not only does Anna use metal clay techniques in her jewellery designs, but she also loves creating pieces through casting - so head on over to see more of her magical pieces, all inspired by nature!
Moulds can be created from shells, fossils, buttons and anything else you can think of, you can also create your own flat texture sheets capturing textures from lace, fabric, tree bark or leaves.
How to use: Simply mix equal parts of the pink and white compound together to activate, impress the item you are creating a mould from and allow it to harden for approximately 10-15 minutes.
Please note that the colour and brand of moulding compound we stock can vary but the process is the same!
Discover all the metal clay tools and supplies you need with Kernowcraft! Including PMC & Art Clay in clay, paper, syringe and paste form plus a range of tools and accessories to complete your designs.
Read our metal clay guide, discover essential tools and follow tutorials from creating your own moulds, combining metal clay and enameling techniques to creating fingerprint jewellery.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to give you advice over email or on the phone.
You can learn more and find inspiration by visiting our Jewellery Making Tutorials, Jewellery Making Kits and YouTube Channel. Don't forget to follow us on social media and tag us in your designs on Instagram & Facebook, we would love to see!