Saturday, October 20, 2012

looking forward

Since making jewellery I have always wanted to share the inspiration for pieces, usually with a photograph.

I have always been passionate about photography and have enjoyed using my photos to share the inspirations behind my jewellery collections. Over the years this has naturally led me to improve my skills as a photographer, to the point where I feel honoured to have won a few prizes this year in a local photography exhibition, and have recently been asked by Getty Images for quite a number of my photos to be part of their world renowned collection of photographic images.

So I feel happy now to list my photographs in my Etsy shop. My first printed work will be a calendar for 2013 featuring a collection of images that represent me and my inspirations.

The calendar is printed on high quality matte 350gsm card; the paper is from a certified sustainable forest. Each page measures 21cm x 14.8cm (8.3 x 5.8 inches), size A5. The pages are held together by a silver hinged ring with a tied linen ribbon, ready to attach to the wall. The ribbon has a branch with little birds sitting on it and “life is beautiful” printed on it.

They're available in my Etsy store now.

Monday, October 15, 2012

the land

While standing on a ridge on a mountain range in New Zealand I was overwhelmed by the monumental landscape and that feeling of being a very small part of it. That moment became the inspiration for this small collection of rings about "the land".

Each ring has a little mountain range soldered to the back of it with the sun rising in the first ring, then moving across the sky and setting in the final ring.

Size 9 1/2

Morning Light
Size 9

Midday Sun
Size 8 3/4

Afternoon Light
Size 8 3/4

Size 8

The rings will be in my Etsy store later today, or if you'd like to reserve one just send me a convo or an email.  The ring bands are very wide (17mm) so they're a tight fit, they will be comfortable if your finger is a half to a full size smaller than the ring size.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

jewellery update

I finished five rings today :). I'll have some photos here tomorrow morning at 8am.