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SALA 2023

It’s nearly August! That means it’s nearly SALA time here in South Australia. I am looking forward to putting the finishing touches on everything and setting up my display on…

Making copper enamel tube beads

Today’s job! Sawing all the copper enamel tubes! Then they will be ready to enamel so I can use them for the necklaces I am making for my @salafestival exhibition.

Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin bottle earrings

Such a dark luscious purple from this Hendricks Midsummer Solstice Gin bottle.

Green Depression Glass Earrings

It all started with Green Depression glass, about 14 years ago, I started experimenting with making beads from recycled glass. It’s been a lovely adventure and Green Depression Glass is…

Recycled wine bottle earrings

A mix of @banrockstationwines recycled glass earrings heading to @tartscollective soon. Long, short, sparkly, dangly, purple, pink, red … something for everyone!

SALA 2023

I have called my @salafestival exhibition “Reflections in Glass” as the jewellery will feature all of my favourite glass beads. I was so inspired by my Musings from the Past competition,…

SALA Festival 2023

Excited to be part of the @salafestival exhibitions being held in the Adelaide Arcade during August. I will have the glass display cabinet near @haighschocolates and can’t wait to fill it with all sorts…

SALA 2023

At the end of a project there is usually some glass leftover and when I tidy my work space I pack it into these tubs and think that I will…

Change One Thing

Change One Thing. The final necklace in the series. A simple change to the wine bottle beads by adding some coloured frit to the beads…a completely different necklace. What can…

Change One Thing

Change One Thing. Change the shape of the bead for a completely different necklace. Beads made from a Banrock Station wine bottle. There are lots of simple changes you can…

Change One Thing

Change One Thing. A single change of beads, another completely different necklace. This time swapping the mixture of beer and wine bottle beads to just wine bottle beads with the…

Change One Thing

Change One Thing. The beads in the first necklace are made from Coopers Pale Ale beer bottles. I changed one thing in the second necklace, adding some Banrock Station Wine…