Thursday, May 21, 2009

Silhouette Earrings

pierced earrings 010a

I have just finished these earrings and am quite happy with the way they turned out. They were inspired by the curves of a womam’s body and I wanted to create something with a strong simple line and form, and add a soft edge and detailed surface to contrast.

When wearing the earrings I noticed that the sun shines through the pierced pattern, creating a silhouette effect.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Roughlace Bangle (continued)


I am currently exploring jewellery as an expression of identity, and making jewellery as an expression of myself as the maker.

I grew up in Zimbabwe in an old Rhodesian house with decorative iron burglar bars. I would lie in bed and stare at the patterns trying to see if I could make other patterns within them. I have seen some reminiscence of the elements from those burglar bars in my work (this bangle included). The use of these elements in my work is a connection to my childhood and upbringing.

I wanted this bangle to be feminine but have a slight boldness to it as well. I think it is important to note that the lace-look I have chosen for this piece is a rugged lace, not refined and perfect. This is a representation of how I feel that although the nature of a woman is delicate and refined, each of use holds a unique strength and character. We may have flaws and faults but it’s the little knots and tassels that when woven together create a beautiful lacework.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Change of blog site

Hi everyone! I've changed my blog site, so to continue reading my posts please visit where I also have a new etsy shop!

Thanks for your interest and suppport!

Friday, August 22, 2008


Do we do what we say and say what we think
or do we say what we think we do?
Complexities compiled, boxed and bricked
to fit on a shelf, filed and fixed
or focussed on feeling and felt?

Discribed and dissolved, dealing and dealt
dimensions and doors ignored.
Divine interlude, diffused and amused
and perfectly pardoned apart.

Cleaned and closed and stringently dosed
defining and digging its grave.
Diligently dull and pining to sell
it servantly longs to save.

So lift and left, lightened with life
and listen with wing overhead.
To sigh and sing and sift to swell
a delight in a life not death.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I have started explorng a new way of designing, I find that I often struggle to explain the context of my work and put it into words so I thought this process may help.

I have been putting together collages or 'concept pages' and have been writing poetry and trying to do other forms of art that come naturally to me as forms of expression. I will then draw from these as reference to my pieces of jewellery and ideally come up with a little collection of pieces per collage. I think this will also be a nice outcome for display purposes, but we shall see how it works!

Here are some shots of my first collage:

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dance of the ribbon

A surge from behind and tumbling forward
a ribbon unfolds the black.
uncovering the sinking and propelling it on
no motion of turning back.

It flies ahead
a dance of red and delight.
Moon-lit skies and death-empty nights
consumed with the pain that soils another heart
and washes my hands
clean with guilt.

a hole Time decaying in motion
erroding into a beauty not seen

but felt.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Collage board

I found this inspiration board on all*over*print which I thought was fantastic! It's a hanging of plastic sleaves that has just been filled with bits and pieces. What a fabulous mosaic of memories and inspiration! Not to mention the layers!