Category Archives: Neck wear

2018 Festival of Glass – Happy!

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The 2018 Festival of Glass was held over the weekend of 17-18 February at Drysdale, Victoria.  The event is organised and run by the local Clifton Springs – Drysdale Community Group.

We arrived on the Friday eventing, and delivered my entries to the Glass Art Awards team.  We met other entrants, saw some fabulous work that had been entered, and we got to catch up with other glass folks who were setting up for Sunday’s Glass Expo.

Saturday evening was the ‘Twilight Flames’ event at the nearby Leura Park Estate winery, where the good folks served us fine food and beautiful wines while Murano master Mauro Vianello demonstrated his skills with sculptural glass.  Lots of fun catching up with more glass folks!

The Glass Expo was a lot of fun – but a long day for the exhibitors!

During the day, the winners of the Awards Show were announced.

I was totally stoked to be awarded First Place in the Wearable Art section, and delighted to be second place behind the wonderful Kathryn Chaston in the Sculptural section.  Happy with that!

 

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Seabed Series Pendant

 

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‘Against the Flow’

Red Hill Gallery

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Shades of Red Hollows Series

Red Hill Gallery is one of Brisbane’s best galleries.  They represent noted Australian painters, sculptors and glass artists.

My work is again available at Red Hill Gallery.  If you are in the neighbourhood, take the time to drop in and enjoy!

 

Dancing With the Flame

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Detail – Fishbowl Fantasy #1

The ‘Dancing with the Flame’ exhibition at the National Glass Art Gallery in Wagga Wagga has kicked off.  And what a collection it is…  Great flame worked glass from Australia’s best.  Some stunning work!

The exhibition opens today, with the official launch party this evening.  The exhibition runs  until 20 January 2018.

This juried exhibition celebrates the best of Australian and New Zealand flame worked glass.  I was pleased to be invited to be participate in this show.  I have six pieces in this show – including my ‘Fishbowl Fantasy #1’.  And two of my pieces were used on the cover of the brochure!

Credit to coordinator and driving force Deb Dunkerton and to Curator Michael Scarrone for putting this event together.

If you are travelling up the Hume Highway, take the time to drop into Wagga Wagga and check out the National Glass Art Gallery and the National Glass Art Collection.  The National Art Glass Collection is just spectacular and should not be missed.  Every serious glass lover must go see!

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More work for sale…

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Opal and Basalt Series Necklace $140

 

Over the last few days, I’ve added some more work for sale.

Check them out on my web page or in my Etsy Shop

 

 

Mystic Series

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My Mystic Series necklace features soft grey transparent glass hollows decorated with turquoise blues and golden yellow.  One of the hollows is filled with turquoise seed beads.  This necklace looks terrific anytime, and especially in the light!

The hollow beads have been blown free-form, without using any molds or forms – the reflections off the natural variations in thickness of the glass make the beads look more lively.

I have included a choice of earrings to match – a Mystic Grey and Mystic Yellow.

I’ve listed them on my Etsy Site here, or contact me directly here

Work for sale…

Black and White Series necklace

Black and White Series necklace

I’ve uploaded another few pieces for sale – also available in my Etsy Shop or visit my web page here

Enjoy!

 

 

Carnival series necklace on Etsy…

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Carnival Series necklace – free blown hollows and silvered glass long necklace

This Carnival Series glass reminds me of some antique glass collections.  Vibrant colours, silvered glasses and metallic lustres with Swarovski crystals and seed beads.  The hollow beads free blown, without forms or molds – the natural irregularities give a wonderful lively natural feel.  A Sterling silver parrot clasp is used to close the necklace.

The necklace is approximately 750mm (30″) long and the main beads are approx. 22mm (7/8″) in diameter.

For sale now for AU$180.00 – purchase by commenting below or emailing me here, or go to my Etsy page.

Click on the images below for a closer view.

 

Celebrating the New Year!

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Seabed Series Pendant on Sterling Silver Viking Knit neckband

Happy New Year to all my friends and followers!

In so many ways, I’m glad to see the back of 2016 – looking forward to a great year ahead!  I’ve been working on a few new ideas, but it’s always good to revisit some old favourites.

I enjoyed making these Seabed Series pieces, and they are great to wear!  Never fail to get compliments when I wear mine.  And the bracelets are so comfortable and beautiful!

I’ve put three pieces  up on my Etsy store – a pendant, bracelet and earrings.  Take a look here, or contact me via my website xandolla.wordpress.com

 

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Seabed Series Bracelet

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Seabed Series earrings