Monday, July 30, 2007

Fly away Home


I'm loving doing my jewelry at the moment. This piece again with Mica and my beautiful rusted bird a friend sent me, well its rusted now LOL.

Ro asked me if the mica splits on the edges no I havent had that trouble but the spotted mica was thick and I sanded the edges with a soft file. You could try a fine bit of PVA glue on the edges to stop it fraying.

The tin photo is another of my treasures that one day I said I would use it and yes the day has come.
Yes the bird's nest is the craze with me at the moment!!!(thank you Deryn for your help your an inspiration)

Hope you enjoy it,

Jen

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Birds of a feather


With birds all the rage at the moment, it gave me an excuse to make this beautiful birds nest charm, inspired by the very talented Deryn Mentock.

The house is made from a black speckled Mica which is too die for!!!!

It's funny how you have things hanging around and think "one day I will use that", hence the wood bit at the top of the necklace. I have had it for years. It had a key hanging from it but today when the creative bug hit the key came off. It's funny how you find things again.
I havent done the chain yet I'm still thinking what to do there hmm
Jen

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Take your breath away "Numbers"


Its not often you get to start the day with this feeling" Take your breath away",but this morning I was treated to a Visual treat.
Judy Wilkenfeld A extremely talented AUSSIE girl had updated her blog Red Velvet http://redvelvetcreations.blogspot.com/
Judys work is totally amazing, I want you all to check her amazing blog.Check out "Numbers".
She is a gifted artist and story teller through her work,it will reduce you to tears sometimes with her true stories. A Visual treat is a understatement.Keep on inspiring us all Judy,Im so glad your a Aussie.
Jen

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

7 Random things

Well I have been tagged by the lovely Debbi Baker (thanks Debbi!!!!) LOL

Here goes:

1. I have been married for 23 years to my husband Mark. I have two children; Nicole, 17, and Matthew, 14 . A dog maltese x, Cassie.Three guinea pigs; Audrey, Peggy and Fluer dela Muffin.

2. Matthew has a chronic lung disease called Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes. It is a genetic disease and Matthew is the first to have CF in both our families. It brings our lives many challenges. He is my hero as he handles this challenge in life with more maturity than people double his age.

3. I wanted to be a chef when I was young. I have worked as a curtain maker, worked in a chamois factory making clothing from it. I know chamois, the stuff that you wash your car with, yes I made shirts, hats, you name it. Worked at a printers, breakfast tray runner, brake factory making brake pads, Mother and now a florist delivery driver, wow I'm tired! LOL

4.I have an American sister, well... we are like sisters if not closer. I met Linda via the internet, our love and passion for art brought us together. Linda makes totally awesome typewriter jewerly and optical Lenses jewerly as well.Now she is going more into fabric work.

I visited her a couple of years ago which was a wonderful experience. Linda is a inspiration to me she has fought and survived ovarian cancer,her health issues are a daily struggle but she never looks on the down side and is a very positive lady. Her health means she can never visit me, so we will look forward to when I can come and see her again,and just run up our phone bills instead

5. Nursed my dear Mum at home who was dieing with Lung cancer (she wasn't a smoker either). This was a life changing experience for me, life is far too short to sweat the small stuff.

6. Worked as a volunteer at Sovereign Hill a historical park in Ballarat for 11 years. You dress up in period cotume from the 1850's (NOT A GOOD LOOK). It's alot of fun and you meet some wonderful people.

7. LOVE LOVE TO JUNK shop! My art is my passion and my saviour at the same time. (I think everyone who knows me will say this isn't a random answer but I had to get it in somewhere.)

Jen