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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Jewellery from junk

Just back from a fab weekend on the East coast. Had lunch with a new chum to discuss a project in the pipeline that might results in meeting lots more new like minded arty chums. Then caught up with my bestest East coast buddies and together we visited the studios of yet another new chum who is a talented basket maker and bookbinder. She has a glorious, custom made, dedicated studio space which we all envy greatly. We stroked her string collection and fondled her hand made paper before swooping in on an unexpected exhibition opening then swooping off to dinner.

Today I was facilitating a junk jewellery session for a lovely group of people. The group included one brave gentleman who valiantly put up with the slings and arrows of outrageous womanhood giving in return as good as he got. Great day, smashing fun. Here is some of the resulting jewellery.





8 comments:

Anonymous said...

great day Sally - thouroughly enjoyed myself - you have inspired me :-)

Grumpy said...

Thanks anonymous! I had a ball too.

Sue said...

These are such lovely pieces - wish I could come on this workshop! Distance learning? On-line learning? Very inspiring - must do some beach-combing again soon....

Carol said...

Sally, this work is great, love the jewellery, do you mind me asking what are the blue squares.

Grumpy said...

The blue squares are bits of hard plastic I found in the Scrap Store once upon a time. We coloured them with paper bag printing. The blue necklaces were made by the gentleman in our group. He was a smart geezer.

Anonymous said...

How I wish I could do one of your workshops Sally. This work is fantastic.

Fiona said...

Where do you teach the junk jewellery workshops? I live on the east coast of Scotland too!

Grumpy said...

I'm west coast unfortunately Fiona but if you belong to a branch of the embroideres' guild, ask them to invite me!