We’ve been to Woopi!

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Woolgoolga – known to the locals as Woopi – is approximately 20km north of Coffs Harbour.  Friday night was the opening of the Woolgoolga Art Gallery’s annual Lillipilli Exhibition, which runs until 14-October.  We went down for the opening – stayed overnight and went into Coffs Harbour the next day.

Woolgoolga Art Gallery is community run gallery, staffed by volunteers.  Their Lillipilli Exhibition should be an example to all community galleries on how to run a show.  The opening night was just so good – the staff were helpful, food and drink were plentiful, and the art was of a high standard.  I had two entries – a new Fishy Fantasy above, and the Fantasy in a Fishbowl.

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Saturday morning was a look around Coffs – we checked the shops, bought the groceries, then headed out to the Marina for a stroll around to look at the tourists and locals and to check the shops, including Geoffrey Baker’s Art Gallery, followed  by lunch on the deck at the Yacht – looking out over the bay and the Solitary Islands.  How good is that!

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North-West Woods necklace

This necklace takes me back to the sun-drenched beaches of Western Australia’s remote Exmouth Gulf and the Ningaloo Reef.  The beads are hand made from various woods collected from the ranges and the beaches- including snakewood, hakea, mulga, and driftwood.  The beads have been fine sanded and polished to give a gorgeous lustre and tactile organic feel.  The neckband is of Sterling silver wire and wire wrap.

This necklace has been listed for sale on my website – check it out here…

 

 

 

More hollows!

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I’ve just added these two pieces to my online shop…

This ‘Shades of Grey’ necklace and pendant features transparent grey hollow blown glass beads, white disk beads, and a etched grey glass shards pendant mounted with sterling silver findings.  This is a very classy and elegant piece.  More here…

Stripey Pink and Chartreuse Blown Hollows necklace, with it’s big bold colours and design, is a very interesting piece.  The design looks very classic, but the colours, changes in texture and asymmetry are unusual.  But despite the asymmetry, the piece is beautifully balanced.  It looks and wears beautifully. More here…

Turquoise and Silver

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I have a long term love affair with turquoise and silver – in fact it was my love of turquoise and silver that got me into this jewellery making business – long story!

These two pieces are a blast from the past.  I was cleaning out bits and bobs when I came across a stash of turquoise and silver – enough for these two lovelies!

Find them for sale on my site – here and here

Fantasy in a fishbowl #3

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Fantasy in a fishbowl #3

 

This fishy piece was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ at the recent LCACA small works 8×8 exhibition.  The piece features a bunch of fantastic fishy critters more or less in a dreamy fishbowl – however a few of the critters are making a break for it!

The exhibition has since ended, and this piece has been updated and remounted onto a solid timber base.  This piece is now at Ferry Park Gallery – if you are travelling up the Pacific Highway and passing through Maclean, pull off the highway and take a break while you check out the Ferry Park Gallery.

This piece is the smallest of my ‘Fantasy in a Fishbowl’ series – just 19cm wide by 14cm deep by 23cm high – priced at $285.00.

Added to my shop…

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Shades of Grey necklace and pendant

 

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Black and White Series long necklace

 

 

I’ve added a couple of pieces to my website shop.  I have added the Shades of Grey Series necklace and pendant with matching earrings (see here) and ‘made to order’ Black and White Series necklaces, bracelets and earrings (click here)

Note that I now have a Paypal facility for online purchases…