Monday, August 13, 2012

Updating Jewellery

As I've stated before I love to revamp people's old pieces. A friend asked me to put on some new clasps to a heap of her necklaces a couple of months ago. In with the package was a simple gold tone piece. My friend says, 'Oh that's just a Vinnie find'. So I asked if I could play and make it into something more wearable. With permission granted I made this:

into this:

Personally I love the result. I've wanted to try the geometric peyote shapes for a while so used this as my opportunity. Following the simple instructions from Diane Fitzgerald's "Shaped Beadwork" I made them using 2 colours of delica beads. I took off the discoloured bits of chain, removed the hand made hook clasp and chucked the plain joiners between the filigree sections.

I'll do some more of these geometric shapes. I loved doing them and they work up really quick.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Oatley 101 Society of Artists Inc

On the weekend I spent my time with beading friends and making some new friends at the Oatley Society of Artists. They put on several art shows a year. August is their main show where the members not only display and sell their works but are judged and awarded. I went with a friend last year to check it out and was impressed with the quality of their work. The society asked a couple of my beading friends - Neva from Nifty Creations, Caroline and me (yaay!) to display and sell our artisan jewellery. It was a great weekend. So many friendly people. I also sold some things including my 'Dragonfly Garden' (enjoy wearing it Linda) and also another couple of my favourite pieces including;

The Matrix

Vitrail Silver

Ambrosia Flash

We have been asked back for the November show and am excited that I can make some new pieces.