Thursday, 26 November 2009


Yesterday, buoyed by my experience with Ro Bruhn, I decided to do something with the etchings I had made previously.

So, I set to, made a few wire nests, sorted through my stash & voila!!, here are my efforts.
Sorry, not great pics, the metal & camera  flash just don't seem to work.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Saturday saw Bevlea, Christine T & myself head off to Ro Bruhn's lovely home in the Dandenongs for a jewellery workshop.
We left home in plenty of time, BUT, construction work on the Westgate Freeway led us to go 'round & round' in circles till the Sat Nav finally got us back on track.
Ro is such an easy going person, not phased at all by our tardiness.
She made this experience a breeze.
Lots of encouraging words, help whenever you need it and a calm attitude made this a great experience.
Of course this was helped by the ambience of her home & surrounds & the beautiful  food provided by her husband Steve. I really wanted to take him home with me, but, alas that was not to be!!LOLOL
I am  so pleased with my necklace, have had it on constantly since.
Ro also teaches journal making, hand made paper & stamps  etc....... She is a DELIGHT.


I have just finished my offerings for a '12 days of Christmas' swap on a Yahoo group.
We had to make 12 gifts, wrap them up & add our number(I am 11).
They will be distributed out & each  day for the 12 days before Christmas each member gets to open a gift.
I am number 11, so mine will be opened on the 23rd of December.
I can't post pics of my gifts till after they are opened, but, mine are all different, my brain just does not like making multiples of the same!!
I'm looking forward to seeing what the other girls have made, should be FUN!

Monday, 2 November 2009


After I made the fairy reverse canvas (see in a previous post), I decided that maybe she really needed to stay with me.
So, I made another. I  needed to step out of my comfort zone, and use colours that I rarely do.
So, this one is made using green as the predominant colour.
I used Golden Glass Bead Gel over the outside of the frame and then sprayed lightly with silver to give it a sparkle.
The nest is from my favourite 'E' store, Wednesday Wishes. It is so tiny, but, just perfect for this project.