Tuesday, March 27, 2012

NC4 Seminar

Remember! Our first seminar is this Thursday at Northcity4

Seats are limited, so it is important to book.


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Trousseau ring

I have recently have had a number of queries regarding the Trousseau ring.

This actual ring is at e.g.etal, in 18ct white gold with champagne diamonds.
There is only one!
When this ring sells, I will make a new one with different stone combinations.
I am more than happy to make to order with stone and metal choices directed by clients.
I choose stones according to what is available at the time, and what I like when I am looking.
I thought the champagnes worked well with the grey tone of the 18ct white gold, the colours are subtle together.















The Trousseau ring is available to order in other stone combinations.

Here are some colour suggestions in drawings.
With this ring I prefer using the same stones in the ring, and my preference within this is to have varying hues of the one colour, so that they sit as individuals in the row.











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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Random ring with sapphires and diamonds


18ct yellow gold Random ring with diamonds and sapphires

All the sapphires are slightly different shades of blue, which is my preference, and makes the ring more special..

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Website update

My website has been updated by Melo Design






Northcity4 - Seminar


Our very first seminar is to be held next Thursday at Northcity4!
The discussion, led by the excellent Vicki Mason, will focus on the recent jewellery conference Jemposium, held in New Zealand.

We hope that you can make it, and look forward to seeing you there
(seating is limited, so best to book ahead)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Inspiration




Beautiful textiles from mina perhonen.










Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NC4 workshop - Anna Davern

We are pleased to announce the first workshop to be held at Northcity4.

It will be run by our very own Anna Davern
This weekend workshop will be held over the weekend 20-21 April 2012


Check out our website for more details

More workshops and events will be announced soon, will keep you posted



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Links


I am moving all my links over to Northcity4, we should have a links page up and running soon.
I am in the process of updating my website and designing new work. I hope to have something in my shop on the website soon ( soon might = a couple of months, but hopefully not).

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Michi Girl

I found out yesterday that a pair of my earrings were on Michi Girl last week

Even though I get Michi Girl everyday, I didn't see this post as I have been skimming my emails lately as there have been so many.
I think that it is time I started reading things properly!




Thank you to Michi Girl and to Leah Muddle

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Celestial ring



18ct yellow gold Celestial ring with champagne diamond








This ring is at e.g.etal

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Blue




Blue is my favourite colour.







All images from the Victoria and Albert Museum London

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Eternity ring


18ct yellow gold Eternity ring set with diamonds and tsavorite garnet





Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Welcome


Image by Deborah Amon-Cotter



Our Welcome sign
(sorry it's a bit out of focus!) 



Art work by Jetta Guiney

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Northcity4


Thank you to everyone who came to our opening on Friday night, it meant a great deal to us all.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us to get to this stage, it is so greatly appreciated


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Limited edition prints for NC4

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Here are the two prints I have made for the launch.
There is an edition of 20 for each print.
The paper size is :
380mm wide
570 length
Every print has been hand painted with watercolour paint, so they are all slightly different.



The first print.






The second print.





The prices for each print are:

Print number 1 (small box) $170

Print number 2 (detail) $250

These prices are just for the launch night: Friday March 2, 6-8pm Northcity4
61 Weston Street Brunswick 3056


Kate Gorringe-Smith and NC4 prints

I printed these linocuts with the assistance of Kate Gorringe-Smith, a Melbourne based printmaker and friend.
Her work is available through Port Jackson Press in Smith St.
Kate was such a great help to me doing these prints.
It has been a number of years since I last did a linocut, so I not only needed technical help, I also needed access to a press! And Kate provided me with both.
I would love to do more printmaking, I like that it is tool based like gold and silversmithing, and that you have to go through a number of processes to get to the finished piece and that every print is slightly different as it is hand printed.

These two prints are about a celebration of hand skills in a contemporary context.


This detailed linocut I printed first.
It is the detail which is on the box which is the other linocut.
Everything about this linocut took a long time, which was why it was printed first.



When Kate left me in her studio to keep printing I was left with my trusty assistant.
The job she had was to try and look like a cat, something she does very well.







The second linocut.

This is actually the first, as I see the two as a pair. The box image, then the detail of the box.





Thank you Kate!

Bike image by Kasia, bike by Ben



You may have seen this image, it has appeared in a number of places lately, it was taken by my friend Kasia Zygmuntowicz.
Thank you Kasia!

The bike itself was re conditioned by the talented Ben Sheppard and is one of 3 bikes that Ben has donated to Northcity4 for use by the tenants and friends of NC4
Thank you Ben!