Friday, February 10, 2017

Making product and creating by-products

©2017 Barry Smith - Watch pendant - by-product of the production process
I was making a few pair of resin cuff links and watch earrings as stock for Entangle Living Art shop-gallery.

I always find that the process of making often results in other bits which I call process by-products.

The earrings started with watch bodies.

©2017 Barry Smith - A selection of watch bodies
These needed to be drilled and have posts and crystals attached before polishing and attaching earwires. Five pair of watch earrings emerged. Some of the photos are a bit blurred - too much rushing.
©2017 Barry Smith  - Rectangular watch earrings - lot of wear, history and patina on the faces
©2017 Barry Smith - The beauty of the mechanisms and rubies - round earrings
©2017 Barry Smith - The beauty of the mechanisms and rubies - small rectangular earrings
©2017 Barry Smith  - What time is that - round watch body earrings
©2017 Barry Smith - The beauty of the mechanisms and rubies - slightly larger round earrings
The cufflinks started with old cuff links and a selection of watch cogs.

©2017 Barry Smith 
After pouring resin, sanding the pieces to shape and then polishing I managed to achieve 4 pair.

©2017 Barry Smith - Rectangular resin cuff links
©2017 Barry Smith - Triangular resin cuff links
©2017 Barry Smith - Square resin cuff links
©2017 Barry Smith - Horseshoe resin cuff links
Left over resin created a few pendants.

©2017 Barry Smith - Crystals, cogs and metal punchings (these pendants are about 30mm in diameter)
©2017 Barry Smith - Crystals and rods in a small brass punched bowl (about 25-30mm in diameter)
Resin also went into creating a few watch pendants for three sisters to remember a father by.

©2017 Barry Smith 
Now of course there is the paper work and posting to be done. But it was good to achieve these outcomes today.

We will have bubbles tonight as Fiona completed another commission - adding story words to one of the large wall art pieces in our local IGA.

©2017 Barry Smith - Fragment of the story words on the artwork - I love the subtle choice of colours and font and how the words become part of the art.


  1. Looks as if you are having fun.

  2. Every time I see the first little hammered bowl I bought from Ken's gallery, so many years ago, I am amazed at how far you've come. Love all the watch stuff.

  3. I'm with Jo! You keep on expanding your knowledge and skills, and it's fabulous to watch!


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