Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Turquoise Mermaid Amulet



So it's show time again - my pieces will get their airing in a lovely glass cabinet at the Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair this week.

This is one of the last pieces I made as part of the Mermaid Amulet collection. I love Turquoise (with silver or gold). I was watching that movie blockbuster "The Mummy" while making this, so it has taken on an Egyptian feel....

I really need to be careful about which movies I watch when I make pieces lol, thats how my Necronomicon took it's Giger Alien form etc...

Anyway, back to this piece, I don't usually do symmetry, but recent commission requests have forced me to revisit it, and I have enjoyed the process this time around.
Hope you like the piece as much as I do


Samantha Braund

Friday, 24 February 2012

My Work Has Been Featured In Craft and Design Magazine


My work has been featured in Craft and Design Magazine, in their March-April 2012 issue

I am super chuffed with the article and the layout. They have given the editorial the title "Lost In Fantasy" which they've quoted from the piece

I wr...ote it starting with a quote from Van Gogh, and went on to describe my work and inspirations. I love the pieces they chose too, a real mix of my wire sculptural work as well as the metal clay. I'm thrilled to bits ♥

Click the thumbnails below to view in full (rather large scans)

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I should also put the thumbnails up from the Metal Clay Artist Magazine Cover and Feature (January 2012). People have moaned(you know who you are) about not being able to see the text from the Facebook images, so here they are in full too

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Enjoy Browsing

Samantha Braund

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Necronomicon Necklace Inspired by H R Giger

I made this necklace while watching Ridley Scott's Alien movie the other night (which is my favourite from the series)

I have always been influenced by Giger's work, especially his sculptures and illustrations of his biomechanical females (they look like amazing alien queens)

I made this necklace inspired by H R Gigers Necronomion 2 (pictured). It features a large faceted London Blue Topaz gemstone, and is sculpted in a more geometric form compared to my usual style. I hope you like it :)

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Samantha Braund
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