Sunday, 30 October 2016

Even more addicted to sand casting!

Just checked and this is my first post since April of last year.  I have been sooo busy working.  I need to spend more time on admin but I love making the jewellery so much, it is difficult.

I recently returned from a wonderful holiday in Anna Maria Island in Florida and have returned with two different types of starfish and lots of shells.  No sea glass unfortunately but luckily my niece lives near Durham and has been visiting the Seaham Beach nearby so I now have lots of lovely sea glass to incorporate into my designs.

I am busy working towards Christmas at the moment.  Since moving from London to Hampshire I now have to post my hallmarking items to the Assay Office which is a real pain as the postage is such a lot!  I have been making larger items as the more items I send the cheaper each item is!  I am posting some of these items but they will not feature on the website until they gave been hallmarked, but will be there from 12th November.

Anyway, back to work and I promise I will speak soon.

Monday, 18 January 2016


Hi - yes I know it's been a long time. 

The first thing I need to mention that I gave changed my trading name from Lynette Jewel to Lynette Vickery Jewellery.  You can still find me on Lynette Jewel for a while so you can use either.

I had a bumper year in 2015.  I taught myself sand casting last January and it really took off.  The main favourites were shells:  whelks, mussel shells, clams and starfish.   Then there were the acorns, poppy seed heads and poppy seed head caps.  In fact they all did very well. 

This year I am going to continue with the sand casting (because I love it) but incorporating more gemstones and sea glass. 

I am also doing a lot of fused silver.  I gather together different pieces of silver and place them artistically!  I then use my small torch to heat the pieces to get the effect I want without melting too much which results in a hole!  You never know what the result will be but if I don't like them, I just start again.  I think I must have been a pyromaniac in a previous

life as I seem to enjoy using my torches. 

I am also re-visiting etching.  When I first starting etching I found the results difficult to sell but just before Christmas it all turned around and the items were flying off the shelf.  Maybe it takes a while for people to catch up with me ha ha.

Anyway, please take a look on my website, in the meantime I am posting a few pictures for you.