Monday, October 31, 2011

New Angelica pendants

The first 3 of my new Angelica pendants are finished. I decided to start the range of quite refined and simplified so i can get proportion right. But there will definitely be more embellished "Angelicas" on  the way with stones and refined details. Now I'm waiting for chain and they will be ready for sale on my "Etsy" shop this weekend and at the Young Designers Market, South Bank this Sunday 6th November.


Here is a preview:
Angelica pendants 2011
silver

Angelica pendants 2011
Silver

Angelica pendant
large style (a)
Silver

Angelica pendant
large, style (b)
silver 

Angelica pendant
Medium, style (a)
silver

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Unusual yellow flowers

I found these unusual yellow flowers today on my morning walk, i just could not resist to take a few photo's and now the images seem to accentuate their unique charm. The bright colour also had a magpie effect on me!





Thursday, October 20, 2011

Angelica

Angelica pendants in progress:
 Drawings, cast silver elements, new pierced silver prototype elements.  
As with all my work these days I am: revising, re designing, improving, and transforming my work to the next level of development. My Angelica range is one of them more out of necessity, and not having casting facilities more than any thing else. But considering the original mold was made over 6 years ago, its about time a refined and improved this design. Now is as good a time as any.

I cant wait to show you the next faze and i hope to have some pendants available for the Young Designers Market, South Bank on the 6th November.

I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Orchid flowers now on etsy

My Orchid flower range is now available in my online Etsy shop.

Star dragonfly orchid flower ring
Silver, blackening patina

Star dragonfly orchid flower ring
Silver, blackening patina

3 Orchid brooch pins
Silver, blackening patina 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hydrangea ring

Whilst I’ve been busy making stock for markets and shops I’ve not neglected my design that fuels the everyday work. Even if it’s not as hastily work through as it may have been before.

I’ve been looking at a few themes one of which is adaptation.
Through collections of images, sketches “in the field” (mainly the neighbourhood on my walks) and prototypes I’ve begun to look at the change of leaves into flowers. That is plants that seem to have adapted leaves into petals by way of change of colour or slight change in form. This helps to draw the eye into the smaller more fragile central flowers, that may have been over looked or seem insignificant without this pageantry of volume. I'm sure this is to attract birds and insects in the same way.

I'm using this notion to create central areas of focus in my work, whilst still creating large sculptural pieces.

The first of which is this hydrangea ring.




Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor

Scanned image of the invite.

Last night I attended the most exiting exhibition of jewellery i have been to in a long time. "Tinker Tailor,Soldier, Sailor", was held at Artisan Gallery in the valley, Brisbane.

It was fantastic to be out, hobnobbing with my piers, drinking wine and taking it all in.   To celebrate a 100 years of International Woman's day, a 100 brooches where created by 100 Australian female jewellery artist to represent 100 significant women in history.

I felt like i had walk into a Judy Chicago exhibition (like the Dinner Party 1974-1979), in its significance and thought to the stories behind the work. 

The work was outstanding and i found myself going from box to box looking at the variety, then back to the wall to read each story then back again to look some more. I was almost dizzy, so i bought a book to paw over in my own time.

It was definitely worth going and i recommend getting the book as well.

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