Blog roundup

6 12 2014

Oh dear readers, I fear this may be the last Blog Roundup post. There just aren’t that many blogs around any more, and those that are around are only being rarely updated, with notable exceptions:

  • Katherine Bowman is one of the few bloggers still updating regularly – this makes me happy, for I do love her work
  • my other favourite, David Neale, is only rarely updating these days
  • the most excellent Melissa Cameron continues to engage with readers; thank goodness really, she’s an incredibly important source of competition information and such, and is critically interested in so many aspects of making – if you’re not already regularly reading her, you ought to
  • in non-blog writing, I have discovered The Jewellery Activist … the authors sometimes writes, though mostly collects images and writing from other jewellery-related sources; definitely worth your regular visit

Tell me if you’ve found interesting sites recently.

Sigh … I do think it’s time I joined instagram, as that seems to be where all the young kids are posting nowadays … though it does lack the written element I enjoy even more than the images.

I’ve moved those blogs that haven’t updated for near six months into the ‘Hibernating’ group on the Links Page.

I’ve also retired a bunch that haven’t updated in over a year … though for posterity I include their links below:

Note that many of those still making of course have websites and/or tumblr and/or instagram and/or facebook and the like…





Blog roundup

17 07 2014

A few things I’ve enjoyed reading lately:

I’ve noticed that oodles of makers are taking up instagram … perhaps I need a new listing … something to think about …

A number of blogs haven’t been updated for over a year, and so they’re being removed from the listing but have been listed here for posterity:

I’ve also checked every website link and deleted those that don’t exist anymore.
If your site isn’t on my links page please let me know – I’d love to add it.

Also, check out the ‘Meet the Maker’ series in The Age newspaper.





Blog roundup

10 04 2014

It’s pretty quiet on the blogging front … but a few nice things to read

  • I like the photograph enamel pieces by Anne Dinan
  • Wit Myt is on fire! creating STD necklaces and recycled spoon pieces
  • Emma Grace writes about what makes for sustainable making – this has some really important tips and points
  • I absolutely love Katherine Bowman’s first post in her new (hopefully long-lived) series of interviews of owners of pieces commissioned from her about their wearing experience
  • I’m pretty sure I’ve said it before, but I do believe that Kim Victoria Wearne is single-handedly making opals something to desire and covet again – love her pieces; strangely I was convinced she was part of our Oh Opal!‘ group exhibition in 2011, but it seems I was imagining that (or wishing it was so)
  • Lucy James is just a damn delight I tell you!
  • check out Naomi Rachel Muirhead‘s ‘Schmuck 2014‘ reports

Let me know if you’ve spotted some new jewellery blogs not already on my links page.

Happy reading.





Blog roundup & congratulations!

18 09 2013

A little wander around the interwebs…

  • check out the pieces in the Lord Coconut ‘Art of the Cuff‘ exhibition [link]
  • Annelies continues her thought-provoking series of posts on Social Media for Artists [link]
  • David Neale shares some completely gorgeous earrings [link]
  • Karla Way shares a lovely opal engagement ring [link]
  • enjoying Kim Wearne’s jewellery loveliness so much [link]
  • I’ve just noticed the magnificent pieces Teresa Lane’s blog [link]
  • inspiring workshop images from Nina Baker [link]
  • if you haven’t already seen this (if not where have you been!?!?!!), the most impossibly awesome Zoe Brand has opened a gallery in her room – I know, it is most excellent [link, and here too]

Happy reading.

Oh oh oh, and warmest and most heartfelt congratulations to the makers announced as winners in the Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables ’13:

  • Claire McArdle [website], winner

    event media; Claire McArdle 'Emu'; click on image for original source

    event media; Claire McArdle ‘Emu'; click on image for original source

  • Jessamy Pollack [website], runner-up

    Jessamy Pollock; click on image for original source

    event media; Jessamy Pollock; click on image for original source

  • Amy Fiveash, student award

    event media; Amy Fiveash 'Enfold neckpiece'; click on image for original source

    event media; Amy Fiveash ‘Enfold neckpiece'; click on image for original source

  • and pieces by the following artists were acquired:
    Gerhard Herbst Ozzi on a Roll
    Kath Inglis Colourful Reflections
    Lauren Joffe Conversationtwo
    Mitsue Slattery Chinese Lantern

Hoorah!!

I’ve searched for the tour dates to no avail – if you know where I can find them, please let me know – I want to see these pieces in person!!





Blog roundup

28 03 2013

A quick little skip around the interwebs:

  • Bethany Linton bemoans spam (oh how I relate) but does share a beautiful new object
  • Claire McArdle shares some amazing pieces
  • oh my good lordy, in lust with David Neale’s cufflinks
  • Jennifer Martin has shared some new images of older work, I especially like the Sea Twine ring
  • The Needle Files highlights that 1st April is the deadline for applications for Artist in Residence at Birmingham Jewellery School (for anyone planning on popping over to Europe)
  • naturally I still love reading Katherine Bowman’s blog, especially her recent ‘inspiration’ post
  • Katherine Wheeler makes some interesting observations about the work in ‘Containment
  • enjoying Kim Victoria Wearne’s opal explorations
  • Lucy James says ‘think less, do more’ … I like this a whole lot
  • if you’re not already regularly reading Mel Miller, add it to your list; after reading her post about getting whiter backgrounds in images, I will need to do some more investigation as this is something I’d like to improve in my photos

There are lots of lovely writings and images on many blogs; see my Links page for more.
I wish I could write about everyone, but that would take me days and days!





Blog roundup

4 02 2013

As you’d expect, the blogosphere has been quieter than usual for the last month or so … with many choosing this time of year for a break.

So a little whirl around the internets to see who’s back:

Happy reading.





Blog roundup

22 10 2012

A quick whirl around the internets:

  • Chloe Smith shares details of her laser cutting experience – this is one for the resource list! [link]
  • Coconut Lu [link]and Jessica Morrison [link] tell the exciting news of the opening of their ‘Artifice’ gallery in Williamstown
  • love love love David Neale’s procrastination [link]
  • I really enjoy reading Elise Sheehan’s blog [link]
  • very much liking the new work from Emma Jane Donald [link]
  • also, check out the project on Pozzible of Emma Grace and NC4 [link]
  • [update] Vetti shares a lovely take on Susan Ewington’s ‘transference‘ exhibition (sad I didn’t get to see it) [link]

So much more good reading out there – get amongst it!