4 November 2017

Ametrine project

Here is my latest project, the Ametrine ring.
I have just started on the rectangle basket claw. There will be one top piece where the gem has to fit inside (seen on the picture), one bottom piece and the claws in the corners - and then the ring.

The Ametrine was given to me by a good friend in San Diego. She bought it to have a a piece of jewellery made one day, but I guess time flew away as it sometimes does.
So it was given to me, and I have held onto it for almost two years, not really feeling I had the skill to make something out of it.
However, a few rings later I thought it was the time now do something about it and will give it a go.
I have not made so many basket claws and it can be tricky, but hey, if it goes wrong, you can always start over again.

 This ring will be heading back to my friend in San Diego once finished. I cannot wait to see what it will looks like once finished, but sure the gem is beautiful.

More pictures to follow later....

28 October 2017

Chunky sterling silver rings

Hi again,

I have made a few chunky silver rings the last few months.
A few of them stayed behind in Norway and some have gone to bling friends in New Zealand.

The latest one is just finished and have been flush set with three gems - one London Blue Topaz in the middle and two amethyst gems on each side.
This is the first one I have made with three gems, all the rest have had only one gem set.
I love them all though!

The ring will soon move into TillaFrost's Felt web shop.
More pictures to be seen on my Facebook and Instagram page "TillaFrost".

Heart and sodalite necklace

I made this pendant a while ago as a school project. Before I went home to Norway, I started creating a new chain of sodalite gems as a gift for my Mum.
Unfortunately, I soon saw that the cord was not strong enough, so took it back to the workshop for some extra work.

Instead of threading the cord through the jump rings on the back of the pendant, I have made it possible to disconnect the cord from both sides of the pendant. It is now easy to clean it and it can also be changed to a standard silver chain if wanted.

Competition ring - Double layered Topaz ring

On the 3rd term this year, we were presented with a challenge from our jewellery teacher.
A basket claw setting and a octagonal cubic circona gem were given us with the message that during this term we could create a jewellery piece that included these items.

After an evening of studying pictures and being inspired, I decided to create a double layered ring.
I have never made anything like this before, so needed a lot of advise from the tutors.
I also wanted to change the pink cubic circone we were given to a lovely topaz I bought a few years ago. They were exactly the same size, so this was luckily not a problem.

Below is the ring I made. For me, it is not an everyday ring I would wear to work. I still love it tough - especially the Topaz gem! It is fun to have a ring for special days as well.

If you want to see the winning pieces, have a look at my Facebook page "TillaFrost".


Hi bling friends,

It's been a long time since I last wrote on the blog.
Since my last post in May, I have been back to Norway on holiday, came back to New Zealand in July, had a few weeks more at home - and then started in a new position in my old company.
I have been back to work for about two months now, it is good to learn something new and working within a new department with people I already know - a lot of changes is happening within the company early next year so will just have to see what happens next.

Jewellery wise - I am back to 4th term at school. I have made quite a few rings lately, will add some pictures to my page shortly.
A few earrings have been made as well. There are still a few left on my Felt page (web shop - link on the right).
Let me know if there are anything you like? Always good to know for future projects.
You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram under "Tillafrost".

21 May 2017

A peaceful Monday...

Hi again!

As you saw in below article, I am having a little break from working.
It has been a long time coming and now was the right time for a change.
It is a little nerve wracking to just leave a permanent job, but sometimes you feel it on your body and mind that it is time. Hopefully something new and exciting will turn up when the time is right.

The first Monday without work, I had a trip to St. Heliers, a lovely seaside suburb of Auckland.
We used to live here many years ago.
It is lovely to sit by the beach, having a coffee and people watching.
A band was playing as well, so a lovely touch to my first day as unemployed.

On my return to the city train station, I decided to walk all the way.
I did not really have the shoes for it and got blisters, but had a beautiful view to Rangitoto Island all the way back to the city. It was all worth it and I want to do it again (next time in sneakers though).

Below picture is from Okahu Bay. There were people out fishing and it looked really peaceful.
Just what I am searching for right now.

Okahu Bay, Auckland

20 May 2017

Still life....


I am still alive, even though I do understand if you were in doubt.

Last article was added in August 2016, a-l-m-o-s-t a year ago!
Since then I have had visitors from home, both a very good friend and previous colleagues.
It is always nice with visitors. After they leave, I always wish they were living her - permanently.

A week ago I left my job. I will have a little break now before I start looking for something new.
There will be a trip home to Norway in June, something I cannot wait for!

I am still creating silver jewellery and will have a little jewellery meeting at Risøbank in Mandal on the 11th June. More info to come on my Facebook page TillaFrost.

If you want to see what type of jewellery will follow me on my trip, please check my Norwegian page here fore more info.