This is Part Two in a series on the origin of the engagement ring. It looks at the first use of diamonds in an engagement ring.
Monthly Archives: April 2011
It being Easter weekend I look at some contemporary ecclesiastical silver.
RTÉ are looking for amateur craftspeople for a new series they are making with the Crafts Council of Ireland called ‘Mastercrafter’
Looking at the silverware of Alex Ramsay. She combines hand pierced silver vessels and hand blown glass to explore the ideas of light and dark, positive and negative.
I got a new vice this week so here are some photos of it before I give it a good cleaning and also the history behind the vice.
After visiting the Cork Public Museum I discuss the permanent exhibition of Cork Silver as well as the Crafts Council of Ireland textiles exhibition ‘Tread Softly’ which has been inspired by the W.B. Yeats poem.
This is part two of a series on how to transfer and cut out a design on a sheet of silver using a jewellers saw.