Ocean’s blue

Ocean's blue Queensland gem earrings

This years winter walks found me consumed by our pacific’s various and changing hues. The white and greys as the subdued winter sun tickled the […]

Satellite

Satellite pendant

My ode to Catriona McKenzie’s film Satellite Boy that inspired these this year, the film really moved my son and me, its fabulous sound track […]

Green Gold πράσινο χρυσός

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The wonderful greens of chrysoprase combined with shakudo (black) and pure gold or silver embossed with textures from Kimberley landscape drawings–courtesy of Ben Foley.

Orogen

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Originally inspired by the folded red quartzite rock faces of the MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia.

Shide 紙垂

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These folded bits of silver and gold were inspired by shide seen at temples during our recent visit to Japan. Shide are sheets of white […]

Co’chlear

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For me the word cochlear conjures things of or relating to the ear and particularly the cochlear implant. At cross section our cochlea are wonderful […]

Southern skies

Sterling silver, Australian black sapphires and warm diamonds.

We have been star gazing lately. Missing the bright stars of the outback but on a clear night we find some lovely bright bodies out […]

Fallen leaves

South East Queensland leaves brooches

We have such lovely flora in South East Queensland. Picking up leaves at the beach is a favourite pastime. Leaves make particularly good sandcastle adornments.

Alluvial gold

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A lovely man dropped in to have the gold he had found melted into bars. What fun!

Beach vine

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While playing on the beach one cool, overcast evening, building sand castles and digging holes, Morris, then aged 20 months, picked up a dried vine […]

Larapinta

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Made in Alice while living on Larapinta Drive, these architectural pieces laid out reminded us of our maps of the Larapinta Trail. We did not […]

Alphabet

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A series of silver box rings, one for each letter of the English alphabet. I’ve been told I was nuts to make these, but I […]

Malta

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A month in Malta visiting my sister, swimming in clear blue spring ocean, gazing up at the white walls of Valletta from the harbour… Tomatoes, […]

Boxes

Goldline box ring

Fabulously eye catching, these rings are great fun. The are pieced together like a box thus hollow and light enough for everyday wear.

Windows

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I love windows and the seemingly infinite variety in their shapes and forms. They are something I need. I can’t live without light and would […]

Little creatures

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Friends to keep us company in our daily travels.

Poffertjes

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These treasures bring to mind all the tasty little treats cooked in the larger cast iron version. Poffertjes, peach blossoms, gem scones.

John Foley

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I have taken much inspiration and many, many tools from John. It is thanks to him, and his children Ben and Sarah, that I have […]

Wire

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Lengths of wire. Folded, twisted, joined…