Art Jewellery Challenge, day 5

25 01 2015

Facebook Art Jewellery Challenge was started by Donna Greenberg in the hope of capturing a diversity of what is happening around the world of art jewellery. I was nominated by Claire O’Halloran (thank you lovely!) so for 5 days I will show some of my jewellery and each day I will also nominate another artist to show us their jewellery.
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Day Five : ‘Show Off’ (2012) ; made for the ‘Art of the Cuff’ exhibition at Lord Coconut; some of the silver/paper weaving I have a particular affinity to
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I wish I could have nominated so many people, though many were already nominated and some aren’t even on FB (I know!). #‎ArtJewelleryChallenge‬

'Showoff'; image not to be reproduced without permission

‘Showoff'; image not to be reproduced without permission

Art of the Cuff‘ exhibition, September 2012 [all posts]





My pieces for RMIT Auction 2014

14 07 2014

So the decision has been made.

This year I’ve donated two pairs of earrings to the RMIT Object-based Practice Gold & Silversmithing 2014 Auction:

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without flash

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with flash

I like the back of them too.

In fact, a friend I made a bespoke pair for re-bent the ear wires to wear them ‘backwards’ – which in fact looks even more excellent.

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Flat White

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Miami

Check the details of the RMIT Auction on their tumblr here – get donating and/or get buying!

[Please note: all images in this post not to be reproduced without permission]





My piece for RMIT Auction 2013

24 07 2013

It’s that time of year again – RMIT Auction time. Yay.

This year the RMIT Object-based Practice Jewellery auction is on 7th August 2013, at Mercy Bar + Eatery (upstairs from Craft); preview online and from 5:30, auction from 630pm.

Their blog is rmitgoldandsilversmithingauction2013 – go see!

I’ve donated a pair of my Coffee‘ earrings, ‘Long Black‘.

Long Black; image not to be reproduced without permission

Long Black; image not to be reproduced without permission

Best of luck! Hope to see you there.





I wear my own…

5 07 2013

What jewellery of my own making do I wear?
As I mentioned previously, not many but some… and quite rarely indeed.

A small collection I grant you.

Hopefully I’ll be making more pieces for me to wear in the coming year or two, as I get more time in the studio to play.





Commission: turquoise pendant

19 12 2012

A friend mentioned he wanted to gift someone special a pair of turquoise earrings. I’m a helpful kind of friend and went looking for him … though I couldn’t find any suitable ones in local galleries, and made a speculative stone purchase on eBay (I couldn’t find a matching pair).

I was having lunch with this friend while wearing my opal pendant … I happened to have the stone with me … and one thing led to another and I agreed to made a simple elegant pendant for his special person.

turquoise pendant; image not to be reproduced without permission

turquoise pendant; image not to be reproduced without permission

The stone was slightly oval … it’s a simple setting, made of fine and sterling silver, rhodium plated to make it extra shiny and hard-wearing (even though the lighting in the below image is a little strange and makes the metal look goldish!).

turquoise pendant; image not to be reproduced without permission

turquoise pendant; image not to be reproduced without permission

I hope my friend’s special person likes it.





Commission: ‘Sweetpea’ earrings

17 12 2012

I’ve been such a lucky girl lately … another of my beautiful friends asked me to make them some jewellery!

My friend saw my ‘Summer‘ earrings, made for ‘Deck the Walls‘ at Studio 20/17, and liked the Sweetpea‘ colouring.

'Sweetpea' commission

‘Sweetpea’ commission; only a quick photograph before she wanted to wear them!; image not to be reproduced without permission

So I made a pair for her especially.

As she is a jeweller/maker herself, I decided to leave the hook shaping to her … and it’s so fabulous that she selected to have the ‘back’ as the ‘front’ … I love how someone else can see your work so differently, and it brings something new to work that may seem familiar…

It was such a joy to see her excited to receive them. Thank you darling!!





More on ‘Opal01′ pendant

13 12 2012

I’m so excited about my ‘Opal01‘ pendant commission, that I want to share some more photographs of it.

Oh please, do indulge me!

all ready to give to my lovely friend; image not to be reproduced without permission

all ready to give to my lovely friend; image not to be reproduced without permission

It still amazes me how weird the opals and weave look when they’re scanned…

scanned; image not to be reproduced without permission

scanned; image not to be reproduced without permission