Sunday, October 12, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Curious bunnies play hide-and-seek in a dew-kissed garden of pink roses ...

Loom-band  bracelets with focal-pieces (Czech-glass button; laser-cut button with laser-cut bunnies & Swarovski crystal cabochons).

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

In the depths of Gothic autumn weather, pops of bright colour hint at distant promises of pastel springtime and delicious fruit-laden summer days ...

Rainbow loom bands, fimo fruits, faux pearls, pewter Celtic elements, 
silver rosebud charm, rhinestone rondelles, rhinestone watch-faces.

Une grotte cachée ...

Single-strand necklace: black pearls, faux pearls, vintage-style lily cups, hematite beads.

Double-strand necklace: potato sweetwater pearls, rhinestone rondelles.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

In honour of World Earth Day, a homage to the colour of green and its many companion colours ...

How many shades of green
Olive green
Dark green
Light green
Yellow green
How many shades of yellow
Deep yellow
Rose yellow
Sun yellow
Morning light yellow
How many shades of light
How much light
How much Beauty in the world
How much Light-
How much- God.
         (How Many Shades of Green by Shalom Freedman, 2008)

Green-coloured oyster freshwater pearls, vintage style bronze filigree setting and cream-on-olive floral cabochon.

Aventurine in greens, yellows, purples & blues, smoked topaz crystal rondell gold core beads, black crystal rondell gold core beds, cherry red foil gold-plated core beads, Swarovski crystal bronze pearls, vintage Ethiopian cross pendant. (Special thanks to Angela Clark for drawing my attention to these unique crosses which she brought back from Ethiopia. You can view more of them at her store: Boutique Beads, North Fitzroy, Melbourne.)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A promise of spring, as the Southern Hemisphere enters the autumnal season ...

Matinee-style necklace with sweetwater pearls, vintage lucite lily cups & vine leaves, on green silk beading-thread.

Friday, March 7, 2014

An ode to the gentle pastime of taking tea on two continents ... (Laser-cut pieces, sticky-dot cabochons, wide-band ring settings.)

Orange Pekoe and lime shortbread on a terrace in the Vieux Carré of New Orleans, watching butterflies sarabande over a lavender garden ...

In the misty highlands of Yunnan, a scholar shelters from the morning rain at a tea-house, while cats observe koi in a pond of contemplation ... The scholar sips Oolong Tea and writes a line of verse ...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Butterfly Toccata: flap, flutter, swirl on air currents, swoop high, dive low, sunshine on wing-tips ...

Elasticised bracelet: fimo (polymer clay) butterflies & flowers.
Ring: large fimo butterfly, Swarovski crystal elements, water-proof glitter fabric paint.

Elasticised bracelet: millefiore butterflies.
Ring: large fimo butterfly, Swarovski crystal elements, water-proof glitter fabric paint.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Summer Solstice Symphony in Three Movements.

Allegro: bunnies & butterflies frolic in the morning sunshine. (Large laser-cut button, laser-cut butterflies & bunnies, resin rosebuds, wide-band ring setting.)

Adagio: a fawn delicately picks her way amongst the roses in the afternoon. (Large laser-cut button, laser-cut fawn, resin rosebuds, wide-band ring setting.)

Minuet: a cat dances with her shadow as the sun sets in the horizon. (Large laser-cut button, laser-cut cat, resin rosebuds, wide-band ring setting.)

Counterpoint in Reflection: swallows arabesque a prelude in the clear blue sky, bunnies hop a fugue amongst the roses.

Large laser-cut silver mirror button, laser-cut bunnies & swallows, resin rosebuds, wide-band ring setting.

Fresh summer mornings filled with citrus flavours and hints of strawberry, kiwi fruit & star fruit, make way for long hot afternoons sipping lime & apple granitas in the shade of the old frangipani tree ...

Elasticised bracelets with fimo (polymer clay) beads.

Monday, January 27, 2014