Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Bracelets 3 ways


I'm not sure why I make so many bracelets- they are not that popular with Sasha +Max customers, but I can't help myself - I love making them! Here are 3 versions using wood, filigree beads from Gardanne, and a variety of closures. The red one uses some beautiful bright lampwork beads from my new discovery, Australian artist Marji Darling of  Marjoram Hot Glass. I have given them Australian names in honour of today which is ANZAC day, the day when we remember those who lost their lives at war.

Snowgum

Red Centre

Rainforest




Monday, 2 April 2012

Ceramic Necklaces and a thank you

Back at the beading studio this weekend.  Here are some new pieces using Round Rabbit pendants, and my first use of silk fibre.
Relic


Sahara

I've struggled to get back to the bead table as I am now missing my creative partner, maine coon cat Max, who loved to hang out with me and check out the beads. Max lost his battle with kidney sickness at the young age of 4 years and we had to let him go - we are all devastated. Sasha, his sister, is puzzled and is looking for him all the time, and our home is very quiet without the gentle giant. We were very privileged to have him in our lives.

Thank you for your kind messages over the past couple of weeks - it has meant a great deal to us.