This Monday Ced Wells and Annie Leonard went along to the A.J Wells Studio in Newport to shoot the final ideas for the 2010 collaboration Calender. Annie created a layered forest from 2d cut paper pieces in animal, shrubbery and tree forms creating an environment in which my silver stove stood. The shoot went well with a few minor hiccups involving extra strong masking tape and fanning smoke away from inside the stove (so not to set off the fire alarm!).
The aim of the shoot was to create one landscape image (to initially be the front cover of the calender) and a secondary portrait shot to be the possible December feature. The Charnwood company, and Ced in particular, have been known for their quirky product presentation in the past- and this was no exception! Un-edited shots straight from the shoot are shown above (click on them- better viewed larger) to give you an idea of the outcomes, the finished calender will be out by the end of this year. Well done everyone!
This week I finished some eternity rings to celebrate the birth of a 1st child. The finished result was two different styles- the first, in oxidised Silver and the second in 9ct Gold and Silver. Take a peek!
This week I finished a minature silver stove for use in a collaborative project between myself, good friend Ced Wells and Annie Leonard. The Stove will make up an element of the front cover of the 2010 Charnwood Calender, and is planned to be placed against a background of wonderful woodland themed paper cut silouhettes and scenery. The final image is hoped to be realised by Mid-November and all involved are highly enthusiastic about the project, see the feautured stove in the image below. Take a look at the Charnwood website at www.charnwood.com
I've recently finished two very different commissions in the shop. The first is a Diamond engagement ring made in 9ct White Gold with 3 diamonds. Both the initial mock-ups and final stages of the design can be seen below.
'Love Duck' Commission
The second commission is a necklace designed by graffiti artist, Nathan Holt. Seen below, made in Silver and 9ct Gold the piece encompasses a 'Love Duck' button at the back of the chain.
My friend Hannah found this lovely little cabinet by the side of the road, it had a sign next to it saying "free to good home, in need of TLC". It's had a make over and looks very pleased with itself. Now home to my new collection of bespoke bookmarks to be either be sold on their own or with a vintage book. Books include fairy tales, history, poetry etc, the bookmarks shown have quotes taken from the books.
I'm working on a wedding present for my friends Ced and Marie, whilst testing out an idea for a collection that I have. The piece is made of two separate bookmarks, when you bring them together they form a heart with the lyrics from 'I'll be Your Mirror' by Lou Reed.
Commissioned by a metal detector for his wife, this 22ct solid gold denture was found on the Island.It wasn't the most pleasant or easiest of jobs but satisfying all the same. Lots of rolling mill action and brute force. I added silver to pick out the detail in the lily stamens. Had just enough to make a pair or matching studs. Couldn't save the tooth!
Dazzle On-line This will be my 7th year (or there abouts) exhibiting at Dazzle, Europe's biggest contemporary jewellery fair. This year they're going on line, which is really exciting. I've been putting together 2 new collections which i've just finished photographing.... have a look..
Sophie Honeybourne started up her jewellery business one month after graduating from London's Royal College of Art with a Masters Degree in 2003, exhibiting her work in many prestigious galleries around the country.
In 2007, Sophie decided to expand her business by opening 'Honeybourne Jewellery' in her home town of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.
Work can be carried out on a commission basis and can incorporate inherited stones into designs. All jewellery is created in the shop itself.".