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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…

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Inspiration – Polymer Clay Mixed Media Earrings

You know I’ve often said over the years, “I don’t normally make earrings”! I was completely wrong!!  I have made heaps of earrings over the years and I have to say my favourites would have to be the ones incorporating mixed media. Mixed media to me conjured all sorts of luscious images – I think…

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My Polymer Clay Story

Let me tell you a little about my polymer clay story. Let’s start at the beginning…. My polymer journey started a long time ago and I fell head over heals from the moment I touched this medium.  I joined an Aussie forum and was probably the pesky “new kid on the block” asking all the…

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Inspiration: The Polymer Pebbles Project – Time to Relax

Oh it really is time to relax!! Let me share with you my creative, relaxing process. Visual Diary Exploration Is there a relationship between what you create and how it makes you feel?  This is a question I had never really contemplated before. My desire to explore this saw me pull out the visual diary…

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Inspiration – Visual Diary

I’ve been using a visual diary, on and off for a few years now – probably more off than on to be honest.  I’ve been using it more and more lately and find the process of writing/drawing/creating in my diary very relaxing.  In this time of great menopause anxiety anything to help me relax is…

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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Tutorial – Scrappy Stripes

I recently posted a video tutorial showing how I created a veneer using scrappy stripes, embossing powder and texture.  You can access the YouTube video tutorial here: Polymer Clay Veneer with Embossing Powder and Texture and this is what you’ll end up with. It occurred to me some of you may not know how to…

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Polymer Clay Work – Shaman Inspired Necklace

I’ve always loved Shaman type necklaces or jewelry.  Anything grungy, earthy, ethnic, tribal….these are all words that sing to me when I think of jewelry.  I love this style, probably more so than any other but seldom create anything using this theme – well kind of, but very understated.  I’ve always wanted to create something…