Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Friday, October 15, 2010
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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Sunday, September 12, 2010
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Saturday, August 21, 2010
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Friday, July 30, 2010
Yes you guessed it another Mini Book. This one is on Alice in Wonderland using Graphic 45's beautiful themed paper. I even pulled out some paint on the weekend (something I do not do often) and injected some colour into the covers. Just dont know if I can stop making these little books, still a few more ideas in my head to make a couple more, so more may be on the way.
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I have put the jewellery tools down this week and taken up making more little mini books. Not much else to report on, however I do want to say a HUGE thank you to you lovely people who keep returning to see what I have been up to and leaving such lovely warm and encouraging comments. Thank u...
Posted by Sarah at 7:20 PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Just before I went on hoildays back to Melbourne I made this little mini book for my dear friend Jen for her birthday. I am so glad she liked it. Inside is many pics of some of the wonderful adventures and antics that we have got up to in the past. Now I am all unpacked I am itching to get upstairs and get creating again..
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Sunday, June 20, 2010
I had the great pleasure of being this months guest artist over at
Inkurable Stampers. The challenge was to make a Gothic Arch in the theme of Steampunk. I had a wonderful time stepping up to the challenge and thank u to Sarah for asking me. Jump over to Inkurable Stampers to see my interview and to play along with this months theme..
I would also like to thank Julie from Collections for allowing me to use her new chipboard arches as a template for my metal arch.. Many thanks Julie.
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Monday, May 31, 2010
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to create something about Ned Kelly. Our famous, rugged bushranger from the early 1800's. So a couple of weeks ago I thought, I wonder if I could do it with metal, so I started to bang, pull, twist and play with some copper sheet metal. Then Ned's head appeared, and the rest just fell into place with making a rather crude hammered steel jump ring chain. In Ned's head is 3 photos of him through different stages of his life which you can view by looking through his slit in his helmet.
Above his helmet is a vintage police buckle that Jen (see she is to blame for all this jewellery making) LOL and hanging from the buckle is an etched brass bullet, representing the many bullets that were fired upon Ned in his famous gun fight at Glenrowen.
Posted by Sarah at 3:40 PM
Yes I defiently caught the jewellery making bug.. (thanks Jen) Here is another piece I have been playing around with. Again Tim Holtz'z clock faces which I adore, an aged circle mirror with those cute kids from Collections and beautiful crown bezel.
I am loving the process of jewellery making at the moment, the whole piece making, glueing, riveting, screwing, chaining, sawing, etc. Its very fullfilling when something comes togeather and works, and that is pretty too helps..
In regards to some emails I have recieved about selling my jewellery pieces, I have to say I really am in 2 minds at the moment about it. Call it a lack of confidence mainly, but also some of the supplies I use. For example the metal wire and findings that I use are no where near superior like sterling silver or gold in that fact. Many of my pieces are made from annealed steel wire and copper which can and does tarnish and rust with time. So I dont want somebody to return in 2 months time saying my chain has rusted, or links tarnished etc.. And lastly I really wouldnt have a clue on how much to price my items. See its just dilemma after dilemma that I struggle with. I am sure I will come to a decision soon enough, but for now, I am just happy to learn, experiment and create.
Posted by Sarah at 3:23 PM
While I was making my "Marie Marie" book, I got totally distracted with experimenting, learning and making some jewellery pieces. I unfortunately didnt get down to Melbourne while Susan Lenart Kazmar was out to learn all her tips and tricks. But I was inspired to give many of her techniques a go. So I opened her book, watched her DVD and after the lovely Jen sent me a jewellers saw to play with, I got stuck in.
This piece is inspired by one of Susan's pieces she designed on her DVD, I used one of my favbourite Zettiology stamps as the etched design, I just removed her head. The picture inside the window is an old etching picture of Marie Antionette being lead to her death, hence I have named this piece "off with her head."
Lastlty I would like congratulate my dear friend Jen Crossley on opening her wonderful new website A Mark in time. where there is yummy goodies for making all sorts of wonderful creations.. Go forth, stop by, and enjoy what she has to offer..
Posted by Sarah at 3:08 PM
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Introducing ***Marie Marie***, a mixed media book on Maire Antionette.
I had the great pleasure of taking a weekend class with the uber uber talented Judy Wilkenfeld in late 08 where we learned many of her creative secrets in creating wonderful mixed media books that tell a story.
After the last couple of years of collecting bits and pieces, and getting the story of Marie and the sequence of how "I" wanted her story to be told, she is finally complete. Please enjoy the slide show of her story through my eyes.
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