Silver and pearl inlay

Last weekend I took part in a fantastic course at Morley College - silver and pearl inlay into wood, taught by Sarah King. The first project was to make a pendant, the second a ring and then we could make whatever we wanted. We learnt how to create dots and lines by inlaying round silver wire into ebony, we also learnt how to add pearls. Here are some photos: 1-Sarah-samples

2-test-piece

3-messy-work

4-class-pendant

5-ring-blank

6-ring-next-steps

7-ring-getting-there

8-ring-with-silver-inlay

9-my-finished-ring

10-the-classes-rings

11-Finished-work

The course was very good, it is so helpful to be able to learn about suppliers, quantities and techniques, to be shown a process and to be able to ask questions. I will definitely be using some of these techniques in my own work and I need to source some ebony as I love the dark wood and silver combination!