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Baby Bird Earrings and Pendants.  

From my workshop I can see many Australian native birds.  Lampwork techniques allow me to mimic the delicate beauty of nature and I decided to recreate these creatures in glass and have now crafted small lampwork earrings featuring a range of baby birds. 

Each bird is meticulously shaped and adorned with realistic colours, creating a lifelike depiction that will enchant the beholder.  As with all my earrings they have sterling silver hooks.

For many people birds carry a symbolic significance, representing freedom, growth and the beauty of life.  Wearing these pieces will remind you to embrace the joys of spontaneity and appreciate the beauty of nature.

These earrings make thoughtful gifts for nature lovers, bird enthusiasts, or anyone that appreciates the artistry of handmade jewellery.  These are designed for little girls to wear but big girls will like them as well.

Barrier Reef Earrings and Pendants.   

My Barrier Reef collection represents the natural beauty of the sea in glass. 

Lampworking dates from ancient times and glass beads created by ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians.  The process of creating glass art requires patience, precision and a deep understanding of the properties of glass and other materials that I use, and I have tried to bring these skills to bear with these pieces.

The ocean has been a significant part of my life.  Twenty years as a professional sailor took me three times around the world and many times to Antarctica and South Georgia as well as sailing the Great Barrier Reef.  In my glass jewellery I have incorporated creatures and wildlife (both real and imagined) from the ocean and specifically the Barrier Reef.  Each piece is infused with a hefty dose of passion.

An underwater world of glass set in miniature, these colourful pieces make a statement.  Each piece tells a story about the Reef and invites wearers to carry a piece of its beauty with them.  I believe they make a wonderful gift that truly represents the unique features of tropical Queensland.

Butterfly Earrings.

Butterflies symbolize transformation, beauty and freedom.  My butterfly jewellery may also represent for you a symbolic meaning of personal growth, resilience and an appreciation of nature.

Each piece contains a butterfly that floats above a range of flowers.  The butterflies and flowers are created using murrini, which involves producing unique glass elements by layering different coloured glass rods then cutting the resultant canes and manipulating the sliced pieces to produce intricate shapes.

This jewellery is like wearing a secret as you need to get close to the piece to see and appreciate the beauty within. 

Whether you are drawn to their whimsical beauty or intrigued by the symbolic significance, wearing or gifting my butterfly jewellery adds a touch of charm and elegance to any ensemble.

Enamel Earrings and Pendants.

Enamelling involves melting powdered glass onto metal shapes to create distinctive jewellery.  But enamelling is so much more than that description.  The controlled chemical reactions involving glass, fire and metal are like alchemy transforming metal shapes into vibrant and durable jewellery pieces.

As a result of these possibilities, artisans from the Byzantine Empire to the Renaissance period created jewellery with intricate designs inspired by nature, mythology and religious symbolism.

My enamel pieces also draw inspiration from a wide range of subjects and specifically art, nature and the sea.

My enamel jewellery will add a pop of colour and personality to your ensemble.  And you will not only possess lovely jewellery but also carry with you a piece of heritage connecting you to the artisans and cultures that have shaped our artistic evolution over time. 

Enamel (Cloisonne) Pendants.

Cloisonné is a specialised technique for creating enamel jewellery that involves the application of enamel (powdered glass) to sections on metal objects separated by fine wire, resulting in distinctive and very decorative jewellery.  I create compartments (or cloisons) on the metal using thin silver wire, which I fill with different coloured enamels.  I then fire the piece, melting the enamel onto the metal surface.  After multiple firings and polishing, the finished piece exhibits intricate designs and vibrant colours.

Preparing cloisonne jewellery requires considerable skill and precision as the fine wires need to be precisely shaped and applied.  I also make extensive use of my training in chemistry to achieve the chemical reactions that produce the vibrant colours and effects that are displayed on the pieces.

Cloisonné has been practiced for centuries from the Byzantine Empire, ancient China, and the Celts.  Cloisonne jewellery was traditionally more than an adornment; it was a symbol of status and wealth.  Cloisonne remains an artform that is known for its beauty and craftsmanship and so appeals to the discerning jewellery wearer.

Fish Brooches.

These are fish with attitude. 

I make each fish from sterling silver with brass and copper accents.  I design each fish shape then hand cut, hand solder and hand polish each of the pieces to produce brooches that involve around 40 separate steps.

The combination of silver, copper and brass allows for intricate designs that showcase the features of each metal.  The silver provides a sleek and polished backdrop while the copper and brass add depth to each fish.

Using three metals also allows for textural detailing to depict scales, fins or other features of the specific fish adding to the realism and charm of the brooches.

These are perfect for her to wear as a brooch on an ensemble or on a sunhat or for him to wear on his favourite bush or fishing hat.  They are truly unique pieces of jewellery.

Frog Earrings and Pendants.

In jewellery, frog motifs evoke a sense of playfulness, making them a popular choice for those that appreciate nature-inspired accessories.

I first made my frog jewellery over twenty years ago when I could not find a gift that represented North Queensland and that was made in Australia.  Frogs are truly a symbol of North Queensland.

My frog jewellery takes my interest in frogs to another level, capturing the essence of these amphibians in miniature glass sculptures.  Every piece includes a large dollop of whimsy.

In addition to colour, I pay attention to the intricate details of each frog design.  From the texture of their skin to the curve of their limbs, I craft each piece to capture the essence of these amphibians.

Whether you're drawn to the symbolism of frogs or simply appreciate the artistry behind these charming creations, my frog jewellery offers a delightful way to express your personal style and connection to nature.  People will smile at you when you wear this jewellery.  The pieces invite interest from admirers that recognize the iconic imagery.  And in a world of mass-produced accessories these stand out as unique expressions of creativity and craftsmanship.

Kandinsky Bracelets and Earrings.

These pieces are based on the art of the first abstract artist, Wassily Kandinsky, and explore abstract expression through glass art.  Kandinsky was known for his vibrant colours, dynamic shapes and rhythmic patterns.

I was lucky enough to view his work, first, in the Guggenheim Museum in New York and, more recently, at the Art Gallery of NSW and have been captivated for many years by the symphony of colour and form in his art.  I have tried to bring his approach to this glass art.

These pieces offer a unique opportunity to express your appreciation of the arts through fashion.  I approach each piece as a canvas onto which I layer translucent glass in a kaleidoscope of colours to create depth and dimension.  The patterns and swirls in the pieces represent the brushstrokes of the artist.

If you are looking to express your love of art or just make a fashion statement, then this is the collection for you.

Kimono Bracelets, Earrings and Pendants.

Few garments embody grace and tradition like the kimono robe with its flowing lines, vibrant colours and intricate patterns and I became captivated by the kimono when I lived in Japan for six months.

I have attempted to recreate the colours and magic of these wonderful robes in a fusion of Japanese elegance and glass work artistry.

For those with an understanding of Japanese culture, these pieces serve as a tangible expression of a shared reverence for tradition and beauty.  The circular designs in my pieces represent kamon, which is the name for Japanese family crests of which there are over 10,000.  My pieces also include goldstone to replicate the gold thread that is often part of a traditional kimono robe.

The pieces are ideal for the person with an appreciation of timeless Japanese traditions or that just enjoys something that is unique and thoughtful.

Monet Bracelets, Earrings and Pendants.

These pieces are inspired by the renowned impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) and are intended to evoke a sense of artistic beauty and sophistication.

I was lucky enough to visit Monet’s garden in Giverney in France and was captivated by the beauty of the residence and the way that Monet had used the plants and design of his garden in the wonderful art he created.  I am also enthralled by the way that Monet captured light and colour in his paintings.

Each of my pieces has a misty impressionistic aesthetic that seeks to channel the spirit of Monet’s paintings and specifically, his waterlilies series.  I have translated his iconic motifs and his colour palette into wearable art.

This collection is perfect for art enthusiasts and lovers of beauty that wish to bring a touch of artistic flair to their wardrobe.  They make a wonderful gift for any art aficionado or to spoil yourself if you value something unique.

Pearl Bracelets. Earrings, Necklaces and Pendants. 

These freshwater pearls are a gift from nature.  They can be incorporated into a wide variety of pieces to suit every look and occasion.

I source these freshwater pearls direct from the Torres Strait on the tip of Cape York and string and set them in earrings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces.  They are truly representative of tropical North Queensland.

Pearls are traditionally associated with purity, wisdom and feminity.  In some cultures, they are believed to provide luck and protection to the wearer.

Pearls are a timeless symbol of admiration and so make a wonderful gift for any occasion.

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