Calendar: April 2011

31 03 2011

all month:

  • Pieces of Eight, ‘Rock Solid’ group exhibition curated by Meredith Turnbull [link]; until 7th May

1st April: last day for Mailbox 141, Part B ‘Lend me Your Ears‘ [link]; part of the L’Oreal Fashion Festival; remember changeover on Thursday 17th March

2nd April: last day for e.g.etal, ‘Quetzal‘ by Giovanni Estaban del Monserrat [link]; “This new collection is inspired directly by my experience of living in Mexico–a magical place full of beauty, nature, treasures and antiquity. Using gold and silver in its purest form, I believe the intention of the artisan is held in the molecules of the metal; each mark is a thought, each detail an incarcerated memory.

9th April: Craft Victoria Craft Hatch market [link]

11th April: e.g.etal, Romy Mittelman [link]; until 30th April

exhibition media

21st April: 11pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) end of the online auction for Lucky Charm. Making Good Fortune Happen. [post]; online bids are open now; there are so many wonderful jewellers donating pieces for the purpose of raising funds for the Red Cross; GET INVOLVED!

auction media; click to go through to the original blog page

29th April: Adelaide Central Gallery “SA Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition” [link]; until 28th May

If you know of any exhibitions or competitions/awards etc. during April, please do let me know (either by comment or email).

plan ahead for these:

7th May – 3rd July: Geelong Gallery, Robert Baines ‘Metal‘ [link]

15th – 19th June: Buda Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition 2011 [link]

July / August 2011: Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), International Lace Award [link]

… last calendar post: March 2011





And still making…

28 03 2011

It is coming together, though slowly. My soldering skills are in need of the practice, so I’m glad for that I guess!

step 2, some fun in the pickle

step 3, testing

last post on this project …





More on Lucky Charm Fundraiser

25 03 2011

Some great work has already been donated by generous makers for the Lucky Charm. Make Good Fortune Happen. Red Cross Fundraiser.

Have a look at the blog: http://luckycharmfundraiser.blogspot.com/

Show your support!

auction media; click on image to go to original source





More on jewellery insurance

25 03 2011

I’ve written a few stories before about jewellery insurance. Recently a colleague of mine pointed out an article in an insurance industry magazine: Dec10-Jan11 issue of Insurance and Risk Professional (p85-6).

This doesn’t really have much more information than I’ve previously written here, but it does repeat a few key points:

click on image for original source

Is your insurance up to date?





Art deco colour

24 03 2011

There has been much reading of late, especially of the Art Deco pursuation.

The latest pursuit is the right colour purple, and in fact a broader question of colours faithful to the era …

page 210, Period Decorating (ISBN 1-85029-196-9), Gilliatt

It may be a test for all the various kinds of computer monitors in the world, but the colour on the far left is in fact the most beautiful dark purple…





RMIT Year 1: in summary

23 03 2011

I have only now realised that I’ve posted a story about each of the making projects in my first year at RMIT (in 2004). We had other subjects, like an elective and some theory, but I don’t have much to share about those.

RMIT Year 1, Semester 1 series:

RMIT Year 1, Semester 2 series:

On to Year 2 in the near future.