Monday, April 26, 2010

Shells come home.

I still don't have access to a working metal studio but I have been reconnecting with work created in what seems a life time ago!
These shell necklaces were created when I was living in New York - far away from the east coast of Australia where their inspiration came from. They were part of a satellite exhibition during a Metalsmith conference in Denver Colorado - a land-locked state.  So you can imagine they were quite happy to be reunited with the beach - back to their origins!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bead Explosion

So my bead stash exploded a few days ago!

Out of the confusion and chaos a few beauties came into existence

Also made a some sparkleys for the beach-babes and then headed off down to the weekly Baazar market at the Community Centre.

I haven't really had a lot of market experience in the past but Byron has such a strong market culture it wasn't so scary. Turned out to be a great way to spend the day, meet people and chatter away. Oh, and a little grocery money never goes astray!