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Making new jewellery from old jewellery

When I started making jewellery, everything I made was from op-shop jewellery that I had found, pulled apart and put back together!  It was more of a financial than an…

Handmade Silver Chain

I have been a bit obsessed about making my own silver chain recently.  Made from recycled sterling silver, the organic nature of this chain has a huge appeal for me.…

Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2013

One of the key fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2013 is Black and White. I was flicking through photos in a glossy magazine online and started wondering…would you wear black and…

Exhibition of Recycled Glass Beads and Other Pieces – Upper Glass

Thought I would share some photos from my “Upper Glass” exhibition.     A selection of Coopers Ale jewellery.  Assorted wine stoppers   Necklaces made from beads collected from op…

Upper Glass….

As you know I’ve been madly working on my “Upper Glass” exhibition for SALA.  We set up on Thursday, and the exhibition opens on Friday August 2 at 5.00pm.  Local…

How many beads can be made from a wine bottle?

As part of my SALA exhibition “Upper Glass” I set myself the challenge of making beads from a “Tally” wine bottle from the Balnaves of Coonawarra winery.  The challenge was…

This time next week….

I will be setting up my “Upper Glass” SALA exhibition at Local Images in Penola! Very excited about the work I am doing, and I can’t wait to see it…

Concentric Circles in Squares

I remember travelling to New York many years ago, visiting one of the art museums there, and seeing a Kandinsky “Concentric Circles in Squares” painting.  I was transfixed by the…

SALA 2013 “Upper Glass” Exhibition

“Upper Glass” August 2-25 Opening August 2 at 5.00pm Local Images Art Gallery Penola An exhibition of jewellery by Julie Frahm featuring recycled glass made into beads, and other up-cycled components.…

This time last year…

I was madly getting ready for my “10,000 Red Glass Beads” SALA exhibition (I think I’ve made another 10,000 red beads since then)! I was very pregnant with my son,…

The picture tells the story…

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Contemporary Wearables 2013

  I am very excited to announce that my necklace, pictured above, has been selected for the Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables 2013 exhibition. I made the beads from a Coopers Ale…