Saturday, October 27, 2007

Spring Fever at the Salon of Jewels!

We had such a wonderfully feverish night, as we sparkled away on Friday: Spring Fever night at the Salon of Jewels. My hands are aching from all the twisting and turning of wires and beads all week, but the Salon is ablaze with new pieces...lotsa colour and light! Also my new little range: 'Diamonds and Rust'..a little bit of darkness in amongst it all, but I'm told 'enchanting'. I'm sure you will be able to find more pics of the night at Michael Blamey's blog: St Kilda today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

23rd October 2007 - the 'Devi' jewels

Opening blog day!
Its overcast and slightly windy in South Melbourne, as I continue with the making of the latest edition of this range which I think I'll end up calling the 'devi' range.

From the wikipedia:
Devi is the Sanskrit word for Goddess. Devi is synonymous with Shakti, the female aspect of the divine, as conceptualized by the Shakta tradition of Hinduism. She is the female counterpart without whom the male aspect, which represents consciousness or discrimination, remains impotent and void.

I think of this word because of how important it is in my own development.
This range has been evolving for the last year, and is taking many forms. It is detailed and 'bead-ie'. I love the long subtle 'fronds', with the occasional interruption of fresh water pearls, or sparkling crystal, or multi-coloured semi-precious or ceramic seed beads. The energy is like Shakti: a little unpredictable and yet as even as the the Goddess herself, in her calm presence.