I currently am
– knee-deep in a jaw-droppingly gorgeous stash of hand-sculpted lampwork glass beads from Czech, after many miles travelled, many months waited and many, many, MANY dollars spent. Am mushily in love! A very expensive love at that, though;
– going to be one of two main judges on a popular beading challange, one that I’ve participated in a few times in the past;
– asked to write loads of jewellery tutorials for Australian Beading Magazine in their upcoming October and December issues;
– invited to feature in an Artist Profile in said magazine, which includes *gasp* publishing my photos and bio info. Gosh! My mug in a mag! Not sure whether to be stoked or scared, so am being both.
Anyhoo, all boring work-related boast but can hardly contain myself at the mo. Now to get off my derrière and get those projects done before deadline, then dive head-first into abovementioned lampwork beauties.
Have been too lazy taking photos of the things I made lately, not that I’ve got any time to make many. But here’s what happened when I got a lightning moment of motivation. P-zzztt!
m’ said to name it “Caged” but I reckon that’s a little depressing. So until I come up with something better, it’s called “Red Little Suns”. So imaginative. (not!)
Much simpler than your typical Victorian-inspired jewellery. But these metal stampings remind me of those old period movies I’ve seen, in which rich, beautiful ladies of the court went about their extravagant dinner parties, all dressed up in their frilly lace dresses and intricate jewels.
Needless to say, I’ve made numerous things with those gorgeous pewter pieces and wear them A LOT. They go exceptionally well with cream pearls & black crystals.
Take a lookie at these stunning eye candies I just got in the mail from Czech Republic!
Aren’t they gobsmackingly gorgeous? And who cares if they cost me an arm and both legs, I can just stare at them all day long and melt with happiness.
Now if you would please excuse me, I have to go wipe off my drool, then pour all that sparkly beady goodness into the bath tub and DIVE RIGHT IN!
~“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” [Claude Monet]~