Tuesday, 9 September 2008
What a lovely surprise I received in the mail last week. Elizabeth from Elizabeth creates blog send me these beautiful beads. The glass ones are from Tanzania and are made by HIV/TB patients trying to support themselves. They are amazing, so beautiful in their individual shapes, they remind me of well worn lifesaver lollies. I'm really looking forward to using them with my fabric beads.
The other beautiful beads are hand made by Elizabeth from her decorated papers, they're so smooth and shiny they look like glass. These will be kept for very special projects, and finally there are some lovely tiger eye beads which again will go well with the fabric beads. Thanks so much Elizabeth.
These are more of my fabric beads, this necklace will be called Persian nights.
Another canvas for the show.
This is a fairly large journal that I've made using my decorated papers, pieces of art and blank papers. I've added paper and fabric collage to some of the pages. I have another one almost completed. These will go in the show too.
The photos below are some of the pages.
Finally I've been very lucky and asked to teach again at Artsistic Journey retreat next year. This time it will be held in Sydney. I'm teaching a jewellery workshop and possibly another class still to be confirmed. The other tutors will be Keith Lo Bue, Judy Wilkenfeld, LK Ludwig, Mary Jo Koch and other Aussies Nic Hohn, Rebecca Vavic and Keron Lee. It should be a great event.