Sunday, April 26, 2009

Suki - The Critic

Just wanted to show you a "behind the scenes" glimpse of my jewellery design process. An important member of the team is Suki, my ragdoll cat, who provides valuable critiques on my work.

This look means "yes, I like it and would like to see more"

This look means, "that is dismal, try again"

And this look means, "you've done enough work, now it's time to party!"
We both love a good margarita at the end of a long day....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Scandinavian Reflections Exhibition

I've just been to the most extraordinary jewellery exhibition at Gaffa - my jaw literally dropped when I saw one piece (this has only happened to me on one other occasion when I saw my first Barbara Rihl bag but I digress) - it was made from hand crocheted silver wire (which I never thought I would like until now - I must get back to Brisbane soon so that I can get my Mum to show me how to crochet - again I digress) by Anne Pfeffer Gjengedal who is a jeweller from Norway. The piece consisted of a long strand like a vine, which ended with a gorgeous flower - it was presented in the gallery as a piece of installation art hanging from the ceiling and looked stunning! I've checked out Anne's website and found a photo of it to drool over - the photo can be viewed here - but it was much more sparkly in real-life!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pine Street Creative Arts Centre

A few weeks ago I went to a festival at the Pine Street Creative Arts Centre at Chippendale. There were art exhibitions, music stages and markets (Gaffa Gallery had a stall there and took along some of my jewellery - see pics). There were some fabulous things on display including stencil art - which I have a serious love of! I bought one piece for the astounding price of $3 - it was created on a piece of cardboard and had written on the back "This piece of crap was made: The Lorax" - it most certainly isn't crap and now has pride of place on my studio wall. Isn't she lovely?