Friday, August 26, 2011


It has been a very busy few weeks. I have had a great time learning new techniques and making some different jewellery doing an adult education class. Jan Barker is a wonderful and very patient teacher. I can now make stud earrings with stone settings and rings using two different types of bezel settings. I hope to be able to add some of these types of jewellery to my stock very soon. Next term I hoping to continue with the class and learn how to do simple claw settings, rivoting so I can add cufflinks to my stock to cater for some of the men Who visit the markets. Hmmm, what do you think....

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Ideas

I had a lovely day at the Snug Community Market yesterday.  One of the things I love about this market are all the interesting people you meet.  The stall holders are always amazing and inspirational people and those who visit the market love to chat.

A little girl stopped at my stall yesterday with her mum.  Her mum looked at and bought two of my scarf pins to wear in a jacket as a clasp.  While she was deciding which ones she wanted the little girl was looking at some of the other things on the table.  She looked carefully at the wine glass charms I had and then asked her mum to buy her some.  When her mum asked what she wanted them for she said they were nice bracelets for her doll.  What a fabulous idea ~ a new range on the way of doll jewellery for little various dolls hmmm might even include some things for the Bratz and Barbie dolls as well!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Missing In Action

Well I have to apologise that I have been missing from here for so long.  I hope that I will rectify that and try to post more regularly.

I have just got home from the Woodbridge Market.  A wonderful community market with lots of locals visiting as well as visitors who have been moving around this beautiful state of Tasmania.  The market itself is full of wonderful crafts, yummy food and fabulous local produce.  It is on the first Sunday of every month until either March or April next year.

Just a few of the pieces I have been working on while MIA. x

Handmade lampwork bead necklace

A pin using a handmade glass bead and moonstone beads.

A lanyard made using rose quartz and amethyst beads

A metal worked necklace using hammering techniques.