Since last summer I have been learning how to make jewellery from wax models.

I started off with rings

wax rings
My first cast silver wave ring
Some of my first cast rings

The process enables the creation of very sculptural 3D forms.

Cast silver engagement ring.

I really like the organic forms that can be made using casting. Ripples, waves and folds.

Cast silver swirl ring
Cast silver swirl ring

I have been experimenting with making other forms that are not rings

Wax pendant design with three hares.
Various wax models
Castings, fresh from the foundry

Garnet leaf

Silver with garnet beads

Gimble earrings

Oxidised silver with quartz beads

Leaf Earrings

Silver earrings made for my mum

Moroccan earrings

Moroccan style earrings with glass beads

Spine necklace

From drawing to carving. The wood is reclaimed African Teak (probably) from the Bristol Wood Recycling Project. In a previous life it was parquet flooring. Work in progress. It will be a necklace.


For the last few months I have been experimenting with woodworking. I started off with some old timber samples from work.

One of the first things I tried making was buttons. Nice buttons are hard to find so I thought I would make some myself. It proved to be quite time consuming but I will definitely try it again.


One of the first pieces of jewellery I made was a wooden pendant. I roughly shaped it with a saw and then filed away for hours. I got the finish with fine grade wet and dry paper and then a coat of wax. The wood is river red gum (eucalyptus camaldulensis).

Eucalyptus wooden pendant
I have been experimenting with different pendant shapes. I also got a Dremel multi-tool thing which the rough shaping much quicker. The example below is made with acacia wood.

Acacia wood pendant

I  have been experimenting with more complex designs with interlocking overlapping segments. The example below is made with beech wood.

Beech wood interlocking segments Another experiment with interlocking segments. I am still working on ways to join the segments. The example below is made from oak.Experimenting with oak interlocking teeth

I’m not sure what this is going to be yet. I am making another one for a symmetrical necklace perhaps. The wood is probably African rosewood.

Rosewood scroll work
This is an unfinished pendant design with spiral design. The wood is upcycled parquet flooring from the Bristol Wood Recycling Project.
Next, I hope to find ways to combine wood and silver.