Saturday, December 11, 2010

Peggy Pearl: The Fabulous Finders Keepers

Peggy Pearl: The Fabulous Finders Keepers: "Mood: Antipodium maxi and layers of Nivea sunscreen to combat Sydney's sizzling summer sunshine. Every now and then, an inspiring encounter..."

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

West End Art Market

Myself and Ewa Card will have a stall in Leigh Street on Sunday the 19th of December. Should be fun!

I will be at Sydney Finders Keepers in December

The markets brings together new emerging and contemporary independent artists and designers of original and high creative standards. The markets brings together new contemporary independent artists and designers. Every market event is unique and we always rotate designers and introduce new ones, as well as featuring music from local independent musicians.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas sale & Website Launch

You are invited to celebrate with Kath Inglis and Katrina Freene the much anticipated launching of their brand new websites created by Rachel Harris of Bit Scribbly Designs.

For lovers of hand crafted jewellery, come to the Wheaty on Saturday the 27th of November. Enjoy a champagne, do your chrissy shopping and then hang around for the cool bands afterwards.

All the jewellery on sale is hand made by the artists and are one-off pieces. Come early so you don't miss out!

Ho Ho Ho!

When: 2 - 6pm Saturday 27th November
Where: The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Street, Thebarton
(Bubbles and nibbles provided)

Chinamans Hats Bangle
Hand Carved PVC + Sterling Silver

Cloud Brooch
Hand Carved PVC + Sterling Silver

Necklace and earrings made from 70's biscuit tins

Monday, November 1, 2010

Jewellery photography

pendant photo stand

This set up looks even more professional than my dodgy attempts of photographing my own work. This image makes me feel better as there are other out there with make shift set up like me.

Friday, September 17, 2010

What to expect at Finders Keepers...

Circle drop Earrings
Made from 80's biscuit tin & stainless steel wire

Wing earrings
Vintage tin & stainless steel wire

Small butterfly brooch
Vintage biscuit tins & stainless steel wire

Hi Tea Earring
70's vintage short bread tin & stainless steel wire

Ribbon earrings
70's vintage short bread tin & stainless steel wire
(I am not continuing with this style of earring. They are no fun for me to make... get them in Melbs in October while you can)

I will at Finders Keepers in Melbourne

This event is supposed to be massive, the line up looks awesome I am getting quite excited about it... hurray! Melbourne is super fun as well.

8th & 9th of October 2010
10 - 5pm

Shed 4 Victoria Harbour
North Wharf Road Docklands

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Part A of making a cameo bangle

Here is an image of my bench. I am looking at a print off of profile shots of myself as a reference for doing the line drawing of the cameo to scale.

After drawing the cameo image to scale I then glued it onto a slab of carving wax.
I then scribed through the paper onto the wax. This image is of the wax after I have pulled off the paper line drawing.

Carving the wax...

This is after about 8- 10 hours of carving. I have polished the wax using terpentine and a rag and alot of patience.

I then cut and filed the wax and set it into a bought finding.

Part B of Making a Cameo Bangle

I had the wax and frame sent to the casters where I got it silicone moulded and cast in silver.

Bending and forming the shank from half round stock gauge silver

After filing and sanding the prongs to an elegant shape, I then gave an offering and a prayer to the soldering gods and hoped for the best. It worked. right on. The image here is the metal being cleaned in the pickle (a hot acid solution to clean the flux off).

Here is is clean and polished! I decided to polished the shank and leave the cameo matt white, which I achieved by heating and pickling the top of the piece repeatedly to bring up the fine silver to the surface.

After much faffing about with different finishes and techniques and having to re-polish and fine silver after every damned failed attempt at getting it looking the way I wanted...

I ended up painting the background black with enamel paint.

Done. Photographed. And now in a box under my bed. x

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Studio Crash

5 days before moving my at home jewellery studio in to the fabulous share studio that is "Gate 8 Workshop" in Thebarton... All my shelves crashed to the floor. Fortunately I was not at my bench at that time. I was sitting in the room though... talking to a robotronic indian call centre dude from Telstra. I think it was sign.
The robotronic Indian dude didn't make a sale that day.
It was about 50 god damned degrees upstairs in that sweat box of a room, the shelves melted off the wall.
I love Gate 8.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Young Blood Design Market this weekend

Meet and buy direct from the best new design talent in the country.

Featuring fashion, furniture, jewellery, graphics, industrial design and more, this curated market is a glimpse into the future, a critical launch pad for Australia’s talented young designers, as well as a vibrant market for the design-savvy shopper. Read the list of hot designers at Young Blood.

This year, Young Blood will be joined by the international designboom mart, featuring designers from around the world.

Friday 13 August , 10am – 9pm
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August, 10am – 5pm
$5 entry (includes Museum admission) BOOK NOW
Free for Powerhouse members
Free for Sydney Design Pass holders

Young Blood is part of the Museum’s commitment to foster and promote Australian design.

Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Packing up for Magnolia Square this weekend

Packing up all my displays for Magnolia Square this thursday Friday and Saturday. I am a bit freaked out but also excited... eeek!

I have new necklaces and new small earrings. I wanted to do hair clips for the kiddies and some wall pieces but you can't do everything can you. It will have to wait until October at Bowerbird Bazaar.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010



Guerrilla aims to keep alive some of that tension and creativity by presenting locally made crafts in an edgy and vibrant way.
Guerrilla will select a secret location and appear there from 10 am- 12 noon only, using makeshift props to display their wares. Buyers form part of this performance sale at the mystery marketplace made available to you through the blog at 7am the morning of the market.
Here is the vital link ⇓

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Brooch designs

I first showed these Brooches at Bowe bird Bazaar so I don't yet have them in any outlets. If you just can't live without one then email me.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bowerbird Bazaar March 2010

Bowerbird Bazaar is over for another 6 months. Thankyou Jane and Rebekah for another fabulous event!