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Introducing my Simplicity Collection

I have been doing this style of necklace for a little while and as they are so popular I thought it was about time I gave the collection a name!
So here are a few photos of the Simplicity Collection necklaces

 

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Available now in my Madeit or Etsy online shops. I have also made up a couple of sets including one necklace and matching earrings!

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Pebbly pebbles collection

Pebbly pebble group

“Pebbly pebbles” collection

After years of looking and collecting little stones and pebbles wherever I go I stoped for a moment to reflect on this habit.

As a gemmologist and gem cutter I have an obvious attraction to gemstones. As an artist I always find myself looking at textures and colours wherever I am. As I combine the two together I find myself fascinated by the fact that a geologist will be able to tell you the history of a particular stone: what it is made off, how it was formed and how it got to the place you found it. On the other hand a more romantic person will tell you the story of a beautiful sunset and how the stone was chosen and carefully kept as a precious reminder of that moment.

Wether you are more interested in the scientific part or the artistic one or even a bit of both like me my question to you is what does this little stone tell you?

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Coralis Australis

Coralis Australis

Coralis Australis was a research project on “Miniatures” and was developed in my 3rd year Applied Arts degree at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia. Interested by the Great Barrier Reef structure, which is to my knowledge, the largest living organism created by minute creatures, I focused on the details of this gigantic structure for this work.

Coral is the skeletal remain secreted by the polyp. The polyp cannot survive without its symbiotic partner algae. To study this better I started to collect macro photographs. I also found some research documents and drawing from CSIRO web sites.

Looking at these rectangular pictures was like looking through a microscope at minute organisms placed in between 2 glass plates. I consciously chose to display my work in the same rectangular format. There are four pieces in this display. Each of them represents part of to the symbiotic evolution of the reef.

Coralis Australis
Miniature sculptures : “Coralis Australis”

From left to right:

The first one represents the symbiotic algae on a tentacle of the polyp.

The second is the whole polyp.

The third shows a branch of coral with the colouration of the polyp with the algae.

Finally the coral ring; there to remind us of the human impact on a reef.

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Introducing my “Convertible” collection

When budget is tight I sell more convertibles… No I am not crazy and yes I am still making jewellery! I am talking about pieces of jewellery you can change around easily to wear in a lot of different ways.

Here you have a simple pair of sterling silver sleeper with various “dangly options”. You can also most likely convert your earrings to this style as most of them have a loop at the top of the dangly element. You just need to check if it is big enough to fit your sleeper and Voila!

Sterling silver sleepers with various gemstone options
Sterling silver sleepers with various gemstone options

The pendants shown here are a good example. They can be worn as a pendant on a large range of chain sizes but also as an enhancer of a classic pearl strand, multi strand or even gemstone beads.

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Enhancers

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Manu Scriptum Collection

This series of jewellery pieces have been developed in response to my Honours research at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney where I looked into the aesthetic and use of writing in craft practice, particularly in a European context.

Communication is a very important part of our modern world and writing (in its electronic form) is one of the prominent means of keeping in touch with friends and relatives. Handwriting shows personal characteristics and requires a little more effort and / or thought before it is sent. It is not an instant way of communicating but rather more personal. Using handwritten letters to be photo-etched onto the metal surface became my area of focus to reflect the close connection between the writer and the addressee. By wearing an extract of a personal hand written letter the addressee shows the importance of the message and beyond that the connection between two particular people. The piece becomes a constant reminder of that connection and bond.

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