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This weekend – Fal Oyster Gathering

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The Little Yellow House Studios is presenting a Makers and Artists tent at this year’s Fal Oyster Gathering!

We start setting up this evening, will be open to the public on Friday 28th March. We’ve gathered some lovely local designers to show and sell their work until Sunday.

There will also be the unveiling of the New seafood restaurant, Ostraca, which is looking bloody fantastic.

Visit us over the weekend 10am-5pm at Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth

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New Directions – Considering Vessels

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Anna Brimley - Metalsmith and Jeweller

This week, I finally finished a piece I’ve been working out for what seems like forever!
I have decided to return to my interest in vessels and develop some new forms for pendants. Working on this tiny scale leaves little room for mistakes. One too many glides of the file can shift the angle of the curves irreparably. Pouring spouts are especially tense work.. but I got there!
Anna Brimley - Metalsmith and Jeweller

I also enjoyed working on a new style of clasp.
It is easy to close and easy to see – the chains are attached off-centre on this piece so the clasp hangs on your chest rather than the back of your neck.

Anna Brimley - Metalsmith and Jeweller

Inverted Pearls to Mobius Bangle

Anna Brimley - metalsmith - Silver studs

Oxidised and brushed silver studs

Anna Brimley - metalsmith - Mobius Bangle

Inverted pearl charms – bangle inspired by mobius strip

I started looking at a combination of natural forms and mathematical equations –

I spent a long time considering the possibilities of single surface forms, both for kinetics and for jewellery. I studied the mobius strip and applied it to a 3-dimensional line rather than a 2-dimensional one (such as the common use of paper strips).

The Mobius strip is a single surfaced form. It can be made by taking a strip of paper, doing a half-twist and joining the two ends to close the curve.

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” If an ant were to crawl along the length of this strip, it would return to its starting point having traversed the entire length of the strip (on both sides of the original paper) without ever crossing an edge.”

With this bangle I used square wire. I did a 3/4 twist and added moveable charms to help illustrate the never-ending surface. After 4 times round the bangle they will return to their original spot as would the ant.

Droplet Ring

Anna Brimley - metalsmith

 

New Fine Gold Rings

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Anna Brimley Fine Gold Ring