Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas to all my readers!

I haven't made  pastry in years but decided to have a go to get in the Christmas spirit.

Mince pies ready to eat.

With not much to do on Christmas day, it was a time for experimenting and making something. This ring is sterling silver, polymer clay and jade.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Published in Australian Beading magazine.

The December Issue of Australian Beading is now out and it contains my Editorial and the Master Class project that I wrote.
The project is 'Festive Earrings' using copper and bronze clays. I had to write a step by step sequence. It was hard trying to take the photos with one hand holding the camera and the other demonstrating a procedure.

It was sad to see the photo of 'Tess'. She's been gone now for about 8 weeks and I miss her running down the steps to meet me when I get home. It's very quite in the house without her.

Metal Clay Workshop

I had hardly cleared up the studio of fabric and threads, when I had another workshop teaching Metal Clay.

Using Makin's cutters for shaping a pendant.

Finished items, textured earrings and a pendant.

Pendant with cubic zirconia stone.

Busy Time Teaching

Students dyeing fabrics at the textile workshop.

Free Machine stitched sample.

Adding fibre, fabric scraps and threads.

Ready for stitching.

Free Machine Stitching.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Santa Came Early!

The thought of spending Christmas on my own has not filled me with much 'Christmas cheer'. I decided if I am alone over the Christmas holiday I might as well indulge myself. Consiquently I splashed out and ordered these books from Amazon and in next to no time they were here.
It's a temptaation to read them all before the Christmas holiday but then I wouldn't have much to read on the day. I'll just have a peak now and then!