Wednesday, June 13, 2012

RING A DING DING!


What to make when you get bored with necklaces,earrings and bracelets? ....RINGS!
I spent today having heaps of fun playing around making rings. As I'm not a fully trained jeweler, it's always a challenge to work out how to make something. All sorts of dynamics come in to play, such as, how to hold one part of something while needing two hands to work on another part. Lucky I have 3 hands! Ummm Noooo, just kidding, but I do have a cool little tool that does hang on to something for me that solves the problem to a degree.
I could make life a lot easier by spending time on YouTube and watch umpteen videos on the subject, but I'm a bit stubborn, or lazy, I'm not sure which. I tend to just jump in and enjoy the experience of trying to work it out myself (I tend not to read instruction manuals either). This means that my solutions are generally a bit unorthodox or quirky, but definitely a bit more organic than highly refined pieces. A look I definitely prefer.





Tuesday, June 5, 2012

STONEHOUSE GALLERY 40 YEARS

Stonehouse Gallery in celebrating 40 years this month. Things went off with a bang on Sunday 3rd June with a Birthday party and Open Day at the gallery, 103 Yarra Street Warrandyte.
Everyone attending was greeted at the door with a gift of a small handmade pot which was then filled with delicious warm mulled wine.
The Gallery has been operating since 1972 and is managed by a group of dedicated women artists passionate about promoting and supporting local and Australian art and quality crafts.
The current exhibition, running through June, is from current members and a retrospective of past members.
The Gallery is open 7days a week  10am-5pm
www.stonehousegallery.com