I bought a $4 ‘skittle’ at a re-use shop and thought it would work perfect as a bracelet holder. The wooden peg on the left is also from a skittle set (made in France from the 1920s). I just like the shape and colors of this piece. Skittles is apparently a European lawn game.
For my birthday, my friend gave me a 7-week Introduction to Silver Jewellery class at Gaffa. We completed two projects. The pendant above was my second piece.
For this assignment, we were given a small flat piece of silver and were allowed to design anything. Wanting to use simple shapes and experiment with texture, I designed my piece with art deco style in mind. I finished the necklace by stringing the pendant on size 16 silk cord. (Australian Jewellers Supplies is a great shop to find jewelry findings and tools.)
I checked out Chrissie Abbott’s show Casual Cosmology at the China Heights Gallery. A friend was going so I decided to tag along. I had never seen her work before, very psychedelic. This poster was on the more tame side, but I love the composition and font lettering.
Craft project from October 2011. This was a very spontaneous project. I knew I wanted to ‘weave a bag’ but didn’t have any preconceived idea of form. I cut strips of fabric and experimented with weaving in different directions. The craft and construction are not particularly neat, but I was happy with the final form. And I used every inch of linen fabric I had. The color pieces at the top of the bag are scraps from Guatemala.
Found this card on the ground in an alley by my house. Love the fluoro colors and texture. Looked like someone had painted nail polish on the card. I should have taken it home with me, but at least I have this beautiful image.
Saw these ‘cute’ monsters at the Sculptures by the Sea exhibit November 2011. Bondi.