It’s taken me ages to do this. I had the idea to make initial necklaces about 3 years ago, and I’ve finally got round to making them.

This is my desk, playing cards are essential to use, first for rolling out the clay so you get an even thickness, and then secondly for drying the clay, you can pop the shapes on a card and move them around more easily.

Once the clay is rolled, textured, and cut it needs to dry. I leave it overnight to ensure it’s completely dry, before I fire it.

It’s also useful to remember to put a hole in the piece before you fire the clay, as it’s easier to make a hole in clay than it is in metal.

Next time I’ll tell you about blow torching stuff in my kitchen, as long as you don’t tell my landlord.