Monday, April 30, 2012

just a few...

...necklaces that I've made...

...these last two are both gifts, above to my mum for her birthday & the one below is on it's way to someone special :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

mythology { the teleidoscope }

dreams & myths - week #17 of The Teleidoscope - Mythology.

hmmm, possibly I should have ironed the dress, oh well, at least I wasn't aiming for 'domestic goddess' ;)

on Flickr

Friday, April 27, 2012

light & bubbles...

colour version of this one here

I love bubbles & late afternoon sunflare.

from this day.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

patina & polish

The rest of this batch of silver.

Unlike the other pieces, I gave these ones a patina. I've then rubbed back & burnished them - I mostly wanted the patina to highlight the patterns & textures of the pieces.

The earrings with the triangular stones are an older pair I'm re-finishing.

Apart from the three pendants with the stones, these are now in the process of being turned into pendants & earrings.

& a couple of close-ups, because I was playing around with the macro lens :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

build { the teleidoscope }

building my knowledge....& a larger image - week #16 of The Teleidoscope - Build.

My first ever photo expansion... above is not the exact image I used, but shows the size/scale I started with. Below is an in progress shot - because the background is so bright, it's hard to see all the edges, but I used 12 images, plus the central one.

I followed this tutorial.

on Flickr

Monday, April 23, 2012

writers' week...again { film }

Some film photos from Writers' Week, city streets & one from Babcia's front garden.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

small & shiny...

just a quick peek at some of the pieces from this post. They've all been tumbled & these ones are staying shiny. The other pieces from this batch have been given a patina & are still being finished.

oh, & if you were wondering where the large green cubic zircona went - my youngest sister claimed it as soon as it came out of the tumbler :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

beauty in black & white...

I love black & white photography.

almost uploaded the first photo to flickr, but ended up going with this one instead. 
also, another similar, but different, version of the butterfly here.
& the last one just because.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

writers' week 2012

In early March, we attended Adelaide Writers' Week (part of the Adelaide Festival), held in the Pioneer Women's Memorial Gardens. The weather was beautiful, pretty much all the talks we listened to were really interesting & we came home with a pile of new books.

We also shot a roll of film while we were there - a post on that coming soon.

You can also see Kathryn's posts on her blog - she has written/will be writing more about what we saw, I'm mostly sticking to pictures :)

first photo + book photo by Kathryn (that's her in the first mosaic)
all others by me

Thursday, April 5, 2012

work in progress...

working on a new batch of fine silver pieces...

almost done - a bit more sanding & finishing left to do - & then into the kiln (hopefully early next week)