December 27, 2010

A love for all things tribal and Ethnic...

Everything to do with my work is inspired by nature and my organic environment.

My jewellery related inspiration and what I choose to wear is entirely inspired by Tribal and Ethnic jewellery. To anyone who has met me, they would have seen me with a few pieces i have made but also large earrings, chunky necklaces and all things tribal.

There is something in its honest design and craftsmanship which I admire.

TRIBU is a site which I recently came across that I thought i would share.

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December 8, 2010

I'm home! Let's put on a night of jewellery...

Yep, Finally made it back to the bench, so i'm clearing out the studio of old work to start fresh over the xmas break back in Brisbane.

You are invited to preview my works which include jewellery, sketches and gift cards.

Delectable nibblies will be provided and you are welcome to purchase a refreshment from the bar before making your way upstairs .

Thursday, 16 December 6-9pm
UPSTAIRS @ Lock ‘n’ Load,
142 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane.

You are welcome to bring friends and family to come along for a drink, shop, even a welcome home cuddle!

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October 20, 2010

A love affair with Sea Urchins...

3 years abroad
2 summers in Greece and my love affair with Sea Urchins continue...

I've snorkeled to find them.
Eaten them.
Cast them.
And of course, transformed them into something wearable.

I can't wait to get back to the bench this December...

July 29, 2010

Walking Through and Looking Up...

In 2008/2009, my work became represented by Heafford and Hall and Papered Parlour in London.

Recently, these works were printed and purchased by some clients of Heafford and Hall in London. Just thought i would share the final result. They are part of my range of still images i have taken on my many travels entitled 'Walking through and looking up'.

March 6, 2010

When 2 became 1... Became Complete.

After 2 years of marriage, Renee finally requested the 'engagement ring' to match the wedding band I made back in 2007.

This ring has been 3 years in the making and with such beautiful clients as Renee and Kriss, the design was the result of patience for all the elements to come together (and for me to finally return to my bench). I have always enjoyed making jewellery for this couple as they have such appreciation for nature that I can design with immense creative freedom.

These rings were cast from found willow branches and leaf collected from one of my many hikes in the 3 years living in Tasmania. The stone is 1.62ct Australian Sapphire set into 18ct Pd White Gold.

Catching up with Renee and Kriss recently took me back to when i was living in this quaint little house in Launceston making their wedding rings from Willow branches I sourced from a local river bank, and the Maritime College. My living room was filled with twigs and leaves that fed the fire to toast my marshmallows as I worked.

They were special times in a special place.

January 26, 2010

Getting lost in the tropics...

My second day in Cairns was a hunting adventure. A hunt for the mystical tree the locals call 'the Curtain Fig Tree'. This 800 year old Fig Tree fell against another tree at some stage during its life. The strangling vines then began to grow down with the tree at such an angle that it created this beautiful curtain effect.