Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Holiday Highlights

Serendipity Bracelet

It's been a luxurious mega 5 day break in Australia for Easter and our ANZAC memorial day. It's back to work tomorrow (unless the $25M lottery comes my way tonight- it could happen..!).
As it's has been raining in Sydney pretty well  non stop, there's been a lot of beading and cat time, and family feasts.
Here are some of the highlights. Excuse some of the photo quality - it's been so dark here that some major editing was required.

Lush Bracelet

Max cat relaxing to purrfection

Thanks for the comments on my last post - I tweaked the cathedral motif necklace just a wee bit with an extra jump ring so it sits neatly, and I'm now happy with the results.
Chartres Necklace

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Easter Wishes and Her Fearful Symmetry

A long silence on the blog front, finally broken to say all the best to you and your families over the Easter period. 

Valentina Necklace

I've just finished reading Audrey Niffenegger's book, Her Fearful Symmetry, which was a darkly beautiful book about twins, ghosts and souls.

I think it has subliminally influenced these pieces. I've had these beautiful Chinook pendants for a while. With the weather in Australia cooling down as winter approaches, both seem appropriate, as they are very dark and moody, with gorgeous architectural details. I wear a lot of black (architects and designers do that, goodness knows why except we don't like to clash with our design schemes maybe?), so I'm not scared of this style, but I know it might be a bit fierce for some. The square pendant necklace  is combined with 2 types of onyx - symmetrical but not.

I think this one with the circle pendant needs rework- love the black chain from Miss Ficklemedia, but my composition isn't quite right and the black, the wood and brass are not quite balancing. - I'll update the post with the final installment hopefully over the Easter break.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Sasha and Max feature on Georgica Designs Blog

Fellow Australian  Etsian,  Deb of Georgica Designs, has writtten a little feature on us that you can read by clicking this link to her blog.

Deb makes fabulous fabric cards - her shop can be found at  Georgica Designs,

Thanks so much Deb!!!