I know I have been a bit slack lately on the blog but if you follow me on facebook you would have seen many of the gemstones repairs I have made. I promise I will write a couple of detailed articles about a couple of them soon.
To keep you entertained here is a little video of the September Handmade Market in Canberra. I won’t get an Oscar for it but hey I am learning!
I am not really “techy” but since I have a YouTube channel I thought I would practice and make a little video of my market stall at the September Lane Cove Art & Design Makers market. [youtube=http://youtu.be/IUGmhXopsTU]
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!
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.
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.