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  • what i love about making jewellery is the creativity - i love the inspiration of a random find or sighting - perhaps it is wondering down the street and seeing a colour combination that i had never thought of, or finding a new stone that i have not used before..

    what is interesting for me now is how this has expanded over the last couple of years. i am finding myself more and more interested in working with different mediums, perhaps finding interesting pieces of metal and finding new ways of using them. or - even more recently, and still in its infant stages, working with mixing paper and metals.

    oh - and i also love food. making food. eating food. reading about food. i'll probably share a little about my adventures here as well.

adventures with leftovers…

so it’s 2013… and i am now finished my study leave and back at work. one of the things that i noticed when i was on study leave was how hard it was to get into a routine and cook well – travelling around so much without my usual supplies and kitchen, and then when … Continue reading

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inspiration from singapore – part 2

the first two pieces that i made after i returned from my trip were very simple, just testing that i remembered how to use my tools, and taking advantage of the natural beauty of the stones that i had available. but while i was away i designed some more elaborate pieces that tried to bring … Continue reading

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inspiration from singapore

so now i am back home, after a couple of months in singapore, sydney, singapore again and then the US. i had a great time while i was away, and it was very useful for my work. the major problem that i had while i was away, however, was that i couldn’t do either of … Continue reading


new beads!

so yesterday i went down to arab street and haji lane to visit my favourite bead store. i love this area, so many fun little designer stores, mixed right in with the old style rug stores and middle eastern restaurants. one of the things that i love about haji lane is the way that they … Continue reading


nom.. nom.. nom….

singapore. food. there’s not much else to it really – great food, of so many cultures, usually with some extra chilli in there somewhere. i’ve had some great food while i’ve been here for my first week, and it is a good time of year to be here – CNY celebrations are happening in the … Continue reading


a running tour of singapore…

so for some reason, every time i am in singapore, i feel like running. i think it is a combination of the warmth and humidity (i, and my lungs, hate running in the cold), and that i am frequently staying on the river in the quay areas. there is something beautiful about running alongside the … Continue reading

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in singapore!

so I am now on SSP and in singapore. such a beautiful place, and one that i am quite fond of. i have spent a reasonable amount of time in singapore over the past few years, but this visit is somewhat different – i’ll get to explore the city more, and not have to rush … Continue reading


natural stones…

i have written before about my favourite beading store in singapore – lots of semi-precious and natural stones. as well as selling supplies, they also feature beautiful necklaces made by local artists using their materials. i find these very inspiring – they are often very complicated, large, feature pieces, with combinations of texture and materials … Continue reading



on my last few trips to melbourne, i have tried to fit in a visit to metropolis books. an awesome bookstore, sitting conveniently above one of my favourite bars. on a recent trip, it somehow became time to expand my already considerable collection of food and cooking books. we were both intrigued by the collection … Continue reading


starting a new year…

it is time to think about starting a new year. i wouldn’t normally put such an emphasis on this, except that the end of 2011 marks many changes for me. for the last three years, part of my work time has been allocated to a faculty learning and teaching position, where i have been working … Continue reading