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Mother’s day gift guide

Simplicity- Sterling silver Flower Gift set

Hello everyone,

I am sure you are aware that Mother’s day is coming up very soon…

To help you get a nice gift without breaking the bank I have put together a few sets and a few new simple designs together for you.

Classic set of white fresh water pearls and sterling silver.
Classic set of white fresh water pearls and sterling silver.
Very cute flowers for Mum every day!
matt onyx silk 2
Latest addition to my very popular silk necklaces, I have threaded a matt onyx bead onto a fiery red silk for a striking effect. Coming soon to my Madeit shop!
rose qtz+ blue lace 2
Brand new pastel colour combination. 2 rose quartz and a blue lace agate beads simply mounted on a sterling silver chain. Coming soon to my Madeit shop
bubbles rising trio
Now available as “Made to Order” so you will never miss out on my classic sterling silver disc earrings!

I hope this will help you spoil your Mum because you know she deserves it!

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Woman’s Day feature!

Manu Scriptum cuff featured in Woman's Day!

In this week’s Woman’s Day (March 4 ) you will see a little feature on page 87 titled: “Shop the Markets… from your lounge” and will see one of my Manu Scriptum cuff! I am so thrilled, it is the first time I am in a national magazine 🙂

Here is a quick shot of it

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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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Handmade Market video

Hello everyone 🙂

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!

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Custom Turquoise ring

A lovely lady asked me to hand carve a ring for her. After discussing the project and having a look at various material she selected Turquoise for her special ring. I kept a visual diary of all the various steps taken to create this unique ring.

From rough to polished Turquoise ring
From rough to polished Turquoise ring