And that’s a wrap! Thank you 2022! This year I focused on making beads and jewellery for @tartscollective and @bethanywines_barossa, I made 1000 beads with red glass for my @salafestival exhibition, I experimented with making beads from recycled glass and using some new techniques like enamel AND I turned 50!! Thank you to everyone who visited an exhibition or gallery and bought any of my work this year, your support means I get to do this all again next year and I am looking forward to another creative year. I have a few ideas floating around and hopefully a few surprises too. Enjoy this final day of the year and see you all next year.
Just added some jewellery to the sale table at @tartscollective ! Some old work, some experiments, previous exhibitions…all sorts!
The test beads worked! The glass from the wine bottle is really clear and picks up lots of reflections from whatever is near it. I started thinking I would keep all the beads in the necklace plain, but as I was cleaning them a couple of thoughts snuck in…what if you added some silver pixie dust? What if you added some silver foil? What if you add some silver wire? And what if you did the same with gold? Back to the torch and I am so glad I added some extra sparkly beads to the collection. I have made way more than 50 beads, so now it’s time to narrow it down and make the necklace. I have quite a few ideas to work through to create the perfect necklace for me!
Cleaned and smashed! Ready to make beads. I am hoping the test beads will be successful and then I will start making 50 beads for my special birthday necklace. My little brother gave me some wine, and I will remember the occasion with a necklace made from the bottle. So much better than chucking it in the recycle bin.
I recently celebrated a milestone birthday and my little brother gave me some sparkling white wine for my celebration! I enjoyed one of the bottles already and it made me think about turning one of the empty bottles into a necklace with 50 beads as a memento of the occasion. Stay tuned, time to clean and break the bottle!
Two handmade glass bead bracelets heading to @tartscollective tomorrow when I do my final shift in the shop for this year. These beads feature a mix of recycled and Italian glass beads.
New jewellery available at @tartscollective, I have been having fun playing with beads that I made for my SALA exhibition.