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Summer is now upon us and the schools are due to break up in the next couple of weeks.

I look forward to this part of the year. I get to spend more time with the boys, enjoy our family summer holiday and can take full advantage of the long days and light evenings.

We have a wish list of family things to do this summer. All beginning with the letter F = fun! Ranging from: sleepovers, classic car shows, go-kart racing and popping into a few exhibitions that are currently running in London and other parts of the UK.

Talking of exhibitions, one that stands out for me this year is being held at the Broadfield House Glass Museum.

A lampwork necklace of mine has been selected and is featured in the exhibition called A String of Beads .

It runs from May 10th – Sept 14th 2014 inclusive.

For those of you that can’t make it, here is my necklace that is currently on display at the museum.

I created the focal and accent beads (lamp work) and then designed the necklace using semi-precious stones and my own Sterling Silver hand-forged clasp and findings.

 

                   Watercolour Tulips  –  Keren Panthaki 

 

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It’s been a busy few months for me on the home front, but I have finally got around to finishing my necklace for the’ Inspiration to Creation’ post.

Setting a mini challenge for myself was a lot of fun, if not a little time consuming. I can’t tell you how many pieces I have sitting in a box needing ‘just one more component’ to finish it off!  So I’ve had my silversmithing torch out and decided to create some copper component parts;  not just for this piece but also for some more necklaces that I am making as part of a new collection.

All that hammering and soldering has paid off and I now have a few more pieces that are complete, so it really was time well spent!

In the final stages of making this necklace, I didn’t use the solid ribbons that I originally chose as they were too flat and drained the colour from the beads. Instead,  I paired the beads with some soft printed silk, which I thinks works better and gives the necklace a lovely romantic feel.

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InspirationtocreationnecklaceSo until next time….. enjoy

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