Sunday, 29 November 2009

New Designs

Some new designs...more to come!


Saturday, 28 November 2009

Run For a Safe Climate

A wonderful organisation by the name of Run For a Safe Climate has recently come to my attention. They finish an incredible month long 6000km run today - all in aid of highlighting the emergency that is climate change.



If you are on Facebook, you can fan them, or if you are on Twitter, check out their tweets. I know they will welcome any kind of support you are able to give them!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Inner Earth Giveaway

The lovely Erin of Inner Earth Soaps, is holding a fabulous giveaway - a 3-Month Soap Subscription!


For more details, please check out Erin's blog.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Harajuku







Saturday, 21 November 2009

New Designs

These lovely vintage drops have been begging to be used by themselves. I acquiesced - when the beads talk, you listen! - and simply added them to my signature hand forged ear wires.





All of these lovelies are available in my madeit store (in AUD).

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Design Process - Die Stolze

I thought it might be of interest to see how a kernel of an idea can transform into a design. I don't always work this way, sometimes as I am creating an idea comes to me, but I'm spending more time creating using this process these days.

First I sketch. I have a sketch pad specifically for ideas, and use it when I have designs bursting out of my head, but might not have either the time or the materials to actualise it.

Then it's gem selection, and the outline of the design, which is generally a large gauge wire, which I shape, hammer, and then refine. I also usally wire wrap this with a finer wire, as I've started to here.

Sometimes I wrap the gems individually, and then "string" them on (as I have here). Note the top of the pendant can't be wrapped until these have been placed onto the base.

Completed pendant, then the bail was added. Note the change of heart about what gems to use!

The chain has been added - including extension chain, handforged clasp, and dangle.

The oxidised (and not rubbed back) piece.

The completed design.


I would love to hear your comments! Do you work like this in your chosen medium? You can see the completed work here.

Monday, 16 November 2009

New Designs

New this past week.

The Elvish Woodland

More coming soon!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Front Page of Etsy

A big thank you to Hannah of hannahfaerie for featuring my For Luck necklace in this stunning treasury she curated on Etsy!




Saturday, 14 November 2009

Bathroom Sink