Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Revisited


Wow! A year has flown by and Christmas is almost here again. Unfortunately I haven't been able to greet the season with a stunning range of new jewellery due to many unrelated-to-jewellery reasons. We'll see what happens in the new year but for the moment I'm casting my mind back to last year and the Makes You Want to Rollarskate range.....

Featuring lightning bolts, tiny stars and hammered textures in a world of sterling silver and iridescent blue titanium.

It's all about going fast, dreaming big and having fun!


To view the whole collection go here.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Distracted

Lately I've been using my hand-work time to knit - rather than the jewellerizing that I should be chipping away at. I think it's a form of denial about the imminent hot weather that's around the corner - if I'm knitting then it must be cold, right?!?!?

Probably what I should be doing is developing these knitted metal pieces that were created earlier this year in a workshop with Erika Leitner.......


But I guess this is the journey I'm on for the moment!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Re-Worn

Seeing as I FINALLY finished my Bachelor of Fine Art last year, I thought it would be celebratory to offer up a piece to the QCA Alumni Network Art Prize. So here it is!


Due to movement being a frequent factor in my life, constant culling of my belongings is a must. As a result I attach great value to the ‘keepers’.

“Re-Worn” is the reconstruction of my beloved winter coat. It is an acknowledgment of the value I place on the memories embedded in the fabric, the tacit sense of familiar comfort and the recognition of a finely crafted garment.

Reworking the coat in this way is an opportunity to feature the inherent worn history of the garment while showcasing it in the present.

It is a positive exercise in holding on.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Time Out


Spent a little time out in Melbourne recently. The occasion was a birthday party but of course I got to squeeze in some gallery visits.

It's great to remember that there are places where members of the general population value contemporary jewellery to such a level that a number of jewellery-specific galleries are able to thrive.

Wandering around the streets and alley ways of the city, I oohed and ahhed at both e.g.etal galleries, then moved onto Gallery Funaki where I was dazzled by the work of students from the Akademie der Bildenden K√ľnste. There was more but they'll have to wait till next time because it got cold so we snuggled in at the Horse Bazaar to soak up the atmosphere, oh, and have a drink too!


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Deadlines are helpful

My friend gave me this heart-shaped rock and asked me to make something with it at some point. Well that was over two years ago but finally, I have finished!

Presenting the Nedspoon.....


- a belated present for her first born child.
I'm happy with the way it turned out and doubly pleased that Ned isn't in high school yet!

This brings me to the title - deadlines really do help me out. I have so many left-overs, do-overs and to-do's that serious action is required. So lists have been made and deadlines have been created - now it's time to get on with it!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Welcome to my bench

Ok! Here we go - blogging and making jewellery.

Lately I've found that the momentum of part time jewellery making has been hard to sustain so my plan is that blogging will be motivation to get on with it. (no, it's not a distraction or an avoidance tool!)

It will also give me the opportunity to play with my camera more as well as show everybody what I'm getting up to.

I'm still figuring out how to link to Flickr (as well as get that page sorted out!) and I have some further page decoration to set up but this is a start so here's my bench today.......