Sunday, August 29, 2010

Class In Perth




A two day masterclass
With Jen Crossley and Christine Atkins

During this two day masterclass you will learn how to etch metal to make a range of jewellery pieces including rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants and brooches from a variety of metals.

Team these with found objects and cold connections to create one of kind art jewellery that will last.

Learn to finish your jewellery with a soft brushed satin or a highly polished gloss using your dremel.

Class size is limited to ensure individual attention

Suitable for Beginners and Experienced Students

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th of October 2010
9.30am - 4pm

Venue: Meeting room - Yokine Community Centre, 287 McDonald Street, Yokine

Cost: $360

Each person receives a generous kit of metal & materials for your cold connections.

To book your place contact Christine Atkins
08 9246 7448 or info@christineatkins.net

Saturday, August 21, 2010

USA part2

Thought I would share this photo of Linda and I, this special woman I'm so proud to call "My Sis" (adopted Sister through choice). I’m so proud of her she inspires me everyday; Linda is a 10 year survivor of ovarian cancer. It is impossible for her to travel to Australia due to her health, so I will visit her every year I so wish it could be more. We make the most of every visit and every minute together.The photos below are the last pictures of the book I made for Linda.





This picture of Uncle Dan and this beautiful frame.I mounted on aged copper mesh.




Love this picture of Nellie such a beautiful looking lady below.



I must say I do love this page of Linda's Dad.


I used spotted mica on this picture of Linda's dad and his beloved motorbike.

In the folder are old documents from Linda's family.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

USA Trip

Well I have finally come up for air from my Trip to the US and a 10 day visit to my Dear Sis place in Coeur d Alene Idaho.
I made this book for Linda as a gift; I have had this book cover for 3 years knowing it was meant for Linda.
Linda had sent me some photos of her family and I promised one day I would make her a book. So this is it


This page has an old frame.

I decorated the outside of the book while I was at Linda's so I could make it more personnel, with family photo’s, so enjoyed doing these charms.

I made each charm so if it turns over it has something on the otherside,as well.


I so love this book and I know Linda does as well.



The photo on the left was mounted on a back of an old frame backing I had ripped off. but loved the look of it.



There is more to come this is just the first halve of the book. Enjoy.