Thursday, March 19, 2009


Toby bought this lovely old rolling mill, second hand, for £50, using the profits from his jewellery sales! He buys silver jewellery and cutlery, anything he can find, in charity shops, car boot sales, ebay, etc, and melts down the reclaimed silver, then rolls it into sheet himself using this mill, ready to make his own creations!
Another investment from the jewellery sales, this little kiln, though Toby hasnt had much time to use it yet. He has made one pair of earrings, enamel on copper, with diamonte, a commission at Christmas time.

A photograph of work in progress, lumps of melted silver, some has been through the rolling mill, rings half finished, copper stamped 'love' discs, the beginings of spoons....alsorts.......


Blogger Kala said...

wow so clever, you are going to go far young man!

3/20/2009 9:54 AM  
Blogger fhiona galloway said...

So cool to see how Toby is progressing with the jewellery making. He has some great tools for starters!
Keep up the excellent work!!

3/20/2009 1:40 PM  
Blogger Caroline B said...

That was an interesting tour - you are so lucky to have such great facilities! School must just get in the way!!

3/20/2009 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Yvonne said...

What a great working set-up. I think it's better than what I had when I was making jewellery.... Congratulations on all the jewellery news ( I've been catching up!!)

3/25/2009 10:53 AM  
Blogger Marisa Bogg said...

Cool place to work, Toby! The fire proof box looks exciting!

4/01/2009 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Katrinaa said...

i want the love tag >< its cuteee
+ lol if only you worked as hard at school ;P xx

8/09/2009 2:18 PM  

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