- July 11, 2013
My work came togther at the 11th hour. The painting definitely came first since I am working on my painting show at Edwina Corlette Gallery. Opening in two weeks! So I wanted to have a go at painting some of my jewellery. I got as far as cutting the metal shapes and then we went to Stradbroke Island for a few days. In our final hours we went to South Gorge beach and I was shocked and awed by the sheer amount of pumice and plastic that had filled the gorge beach. I immediately connected the plastic shapes and colours to my brushwork. I started collecting like mad. It was quite a contrast – the pumice with the plastic. Different origins but they travelled together and deposited on this beach because they share the same density.
- June 7, 2013
- June 4, 2013
- May 7, 2013
Opal that does not display the crazy ‘play of colour’ is commonly known as potch opal or silicified palygorskate to be more precise. All pink opal comes from the Andes however excellent deposits have recently been discovered in Western Australia in the Gascoyne region. This pink opal and yellow chalcedony lariat is a stand out and very much a one off .Amazonite is the blue green variety of orthoclase feldspar. It is named after the Amazon River however there are no deposits anywhere near there! It’s blue colour comes from lead and water in the feldspar. The best mineral samples have come from Colorado. I have combined this lovely blue amazonite with a soft grey jasper. This particular strand displays some lovely dendritic formations.
Less is more. Silver interlocking ovoids with your text.
Making these brooches allows me play with endless combinations of colour, hue and size that are available in pearl button shapes. Elegant and timeless.
When you are really stuck for something unique and simple these wonky silver bangles can also be with stamped with text to make them extra spesh. $99 each. See you soon!
- March 8, 2013
- January 31, 2013
Happy New February 2013!! Back to the bench yeah! Missed all those little rocks and things. There are 3 great exhibitions on the jewellery agenda this year plus a couple of great outside projects AND a house renovation. Phew I need a holiday. Anyway next week the gallery workshop is back to normal working hours. Last week was just too crazy with the floods and schools starting. Drop in and we can exchange holiday stories see you soon!
- December 4, 2012
Celebrate ‘Small Works and the Art of Christmas’ at Edwina Corlette Gallery this Sunday Dec 9th 1-3pm.
Making these works was a nice diversion from the sheer amount of jewellery that needs to be produced this time of year. Pot 1 and 2 in oil and graphite is an exploration of domestic objects such as enamelware and doilies collected over the years.
- October 26, 2012
Last Wed night I attended the launch and signing of Megan Morton’s new book ‘Things I Love’. The book is filled with tons of interesting people and their spaces like Paula Hayes and Martyn Thompson. Our old house is featured in the ‘Houses I Love’ chapter. Books are available at ARI Jewellery and all signed by the beautiful Megan Morton.
My mood board – on the inside cover. This board is usually dripping with jewels in the shop front window or at the back of the workshop covered in sketches and samples for new pieces.