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 bottle, and embellished the flat beads with 22K Gold Leaf.
The Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables Award and Exhibition is an important event on the calendar for Australian jewellery makers. First prize is $5,000.
Seriously, I am just honoured to be part of it. This is my artist statement for the piece:
I imagine there are many uses for an empty beer bottle. Put it in the recycling bin, use it as a vase, maybe even put a candle in it. Or, if you are like me, smash it then melt it down again into beautiful glass beads embellished with gold leaf. It’s all about the Upper Glass.