Oh lordy!

31 05 2012

Once more, I only have (the same) four words …

Star. Trek. Jewellery. Awesomeness.

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Yes, it’s the same character, but this time in blue. Splendid.

I know. I know. It’s my pleasure.

Calendar: June 2012

31 05 2012

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Martian Pink

29 05 2012

That’s the name of a pink diamond for auction soon … Martian Pink. Apparently named by the owner in the year that the US sent a satellite to Mars (oh sure, why not).

It’s pretty big – 12 carats.

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The estimate is pretty big too – around A$8m

Update (30th May): it fetched $17.4m (sorry, I can’t tell from the news story if that’s in Aus$ or US$)


28 05 2012

I was witness to a moment of (someone else’s) genius recently.

We were discussing the pieces I made for ‘Oh Opal’ … they say what I wanted them to say, but I don’t really like them.

My interlocutor suggested that perhaps I needed something akin to a ‘nom de plume‘ … for work that you want to put out there in the world, but that you don’t necessarily want your name on.

She’s a genius.

What could we call it? Looking at various pseudonyms I found art-name, a peculiarly East Asian practice. I think I like it, but I’m not sure if I like ‘art’ there.

Perhaps I don’t mind these pieces being linked to me, though maybe in a more ‘diffusion-line’ kind of way … so a second linked name.

Whatever it shall be labelled, I’m off to work on my alternative moniker.