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Thank you!

Display of jewellery made from recycled Banrock Station wine bottles!

Tomorrow I pack up my jewellery from the Resonate exhibition that was held at Gallery M.  I’d just like to take a moment to say some thank you’s:

  • Steven Skillitzi for thinking about the glass artists at T’Arts when he pitched his exhibition to Gallery M.  Thanks Steven and congratulations to you on your amazing exhibition!
  • Sheryl Glassmith, Cindy Durant and Ivana DiStasio for being part of this exhibition.  I thought our work looked pretty amazing together.  Thank you for being such lovely people to work with.
  • Gallery M for displaying our work so beautifully.  One of the best galleries in Adelaide in terms of light/design, it’s always a pleasure to have my work on display there.  Thanks for taking the time to display my work to such great effect.
  • Everyone who went to the opening, and who visited while the exhibition was on.  We all hope you enjoyed the work, that it made you think a little bit, made you happy or even made you wonder!  Art comes in all shapes and sizes, and that was very true of our exhibitions.
  • To everyone who bought a piece of work from the exhibition, especially to those who bought my work, but also on behalf of the other artists.  We thank you very much.  Without you, we don’t get to do this!
  • To my family for supporting me when things got particularly crazy getting ready for the exhibition.  Our move to Murray Bridge, while awesome, happened at a tricky time, and I wasn’t sure if I would even get this work finished.  I’m glad you helped me by giving me the time to work.

I will bring the remaining jewellery to A Boutique Design Life Market on March 15 for those who might have missed out on seeing it in person.

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Banrock Station Wine Bottle


If you have seen my recycled glass beads before, you’ll know I am a big fan of the Banrock Station wine bottles.  Firstly, I love the environmental ethos of the company. Secondly, I love that the wine is so affordable, and so drinkable!  And thirdly, I love that the glass bottles make some of the prettiest beads!

I can’t wait to start making the jewellery with these beads.  Super pretty and sparkly!

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Bead by bead…


I know the only way I am going to get this exhibition work completed…is by actually doing the work!  I am lucky that Finn is still having a lovely nap in the afternoons, and that he is now spending a whole day in childcare.  It has meant that I have made a lot of progress this week.  I am getting there…bead by bead…

I have created a little “spreadsheet” of the beads I have to make, and the types of glass I am using.  Every time I put a tick in one of the boxes, I am making progress!  I am trying not to think about how much work I have left to do after that.  It will get done.

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Murray Bridge Artist of the Month


I am honoured to be the Artist of the Month at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.  The beads are all made from recycled glass, I have used wine and beer bottles, and embellished them with different coloured glass and gold leaf.  It was exciting to see my name in the window yesterday when we walked to Blockbuster to sign up for video membership!