Saturday, January 28, 2012

Today I submitted my entry forms for the Sydney RAS Show.... also affectionally known as the Royal Easter Show. The event is held during the Easter period. More details can be found here.

These are the pieces I'm entering: And hopefully someone will love them enough to buy them and take them home.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Australia Day!
Lets all join together and become united.
Let not one person be better than another, instead let us all be equal.
May your day be filled wih love and joy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I dont really know how I'm going to manage the chronological thing so what I'll do is show you what I've started this year and then work backwards and forwards....does that make sense? I guess you have to be in my head to see it..LOL...

The thoughts at the beginning of this year was to create a few series of styles and designs. So I started with simple pendants, and named the group The Stellar Series.So far there are 7 pieces.

Blue Indigo
Midnight Fire



Carina (Aspidiske)

There are a few left in me....they just have to be created......soon.
I am very proud to share that Nashira is now on her way to the UK to her new home, where she will be well looked after.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My first post.

After much deliberation, and a lot of friendly is my first ever blog entry on January 24, 2012, I'm not really sure how all this works, but I guess I'll learn it as I go.

I'm not one to talk about myself, but I will talk about this journey that I'm on. It started seriously early 2003 after dabbling with it since I was a child, making beaded bracelets and necklaces. Jewellery is one of those things that depicts thousands of years of self expression. How we look, often determines how we feel. I think jewellery is and should be a unique adornment. The same piece shouldn't be seen on several people, let alone two.

I have been designing my own jewellery since I was quite young, and have always had it made by a professional jeweller friend. Then one day in 1990, I was in his studio and wanting to restyle a ring, he passed over his torch and told me to have fun. Oh my.....didn't that send the butterflies scurrying in my I held the torch to the ring, and melted it...I was overwhelmed by the feeling of release. What was left? a tarnished gold nugget. It was sheer joy!

So I have dabbled in metalsmithing jewellery since then. And in early 2003 I rediscovered beads, and the beauty that I could create with these little fiddly things. Friends and their friends started to buy my pieces and then the commissions started to happen. I learnt to design and create for someone else's style - a part of the journey I really enjoy.

Today, I dabble in many mediums to create jewellery and jewellery components, and this blog will show some of those pieces and where this journey is taking me.

I hope this journey inspires you as much as it will help me in my self expression and experimentation. You will also see frogs pop up every once in  a while as they inspire me, and I may have a huge fascination with them.