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Inspiration – Using Animal Parts in Art Jewellery

“When The Mines Run Dry” A mixed media/found object piece created by Debbie Crothers incorporating animal parts.  Geraldton held it’s biannual Midwest Art Prize in 2023 and I was honoured to have my latest piece selected for exhibition. I’m a bit late sharing pics.  In fact have been very lazy with blog posts – does…

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Inspiration – Mixed Media Necklace

I love creating large, mixed media art jewellery necklaces! Incorporating found objects, broken jewellery, fabric, feathers, beads is incredibly exciting (yep, if you know my work you know I love this stuff). In 2021 the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery hosted the Midwest Art Prize.  This is a pretty big deal for our area and often…

Art Projects – Griffith National Contemporary Art Jewellery Awards 2018

The selection process for the Griffith National Contemporary Art Jewellery Awards 2018 has just taken place and unfortunately my piece wasn’t selected.  I can now share my entry with everyone. The National Contemporary Art Jewellery Awards are part of the Objects Art Forum being held in August this year.  I’m heading over to Griffith to…

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Polymer Clay Work – Crab Claw Necklace

Crab claws certainly send my heart racing.  Check out some of the recent ones my eldest son brought home for me.  Incorporating them into unique, art jewellery pieces is quite a passion of mine and I’ve got quite a collection of them now.  These two pieces came about as part of an online art exhibition…

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Art Projects – International Polymer Clay Awards 2017

As a bit of a personal challenge this year, I decided to enter a few Art Prizes and of course, the IPCA Art Awards were high on my list.  I had already been working with some beautiful crab claws my son had given me (and other oceany bits) so continued working in this theme and…

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Art Projects – Midwest Art Prize 2017 – Ode To Red

The highly anticipated Midwest Art Prize returns to the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery in June 2017.   The prize is open to Western Australian artists and boasts more than $30000 in prize money. Entries closed to artists on 1 May and I decided to enter a piece this year.  With over 200 entries, the selection…