Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pure Metal, Pure Joy

By now you should know that i love my spiral, i just can't stay away from spiral, It is such a timeless symbol!
It is fun to make and i can assure you that it is fun to wear too!
With a bit of patina and polish, it catches the light beautifully.

Oh My Goodness!

This pair of earrings has been recycled and soldered together from bits and pieces cut out from my other projects and it all came alive under the intense fire........
It is so unique and full of character.
I love this a lot, the texture and the organic feel of it.

That is what keeps me going back to my work bench day in and day out!

Purely inspired by the metal strip that i just got. I was going to get something narrower for something else but they running of the stock, so i said i will take that.....!

It can't wait to came out of my hands and made its presence.
I suppose the metal spoke very strongly, with a cool and industrial accents......

I need to warn you that i have another pair of spiral theme earrings sitting on my work bench waiting to be photographed.
I promise you it won't be boring.
i will post it here when its done. be continued.......


Here it is, i hope it all worth the waiting!

I have this little fine silver spiral charm from the Hill tribe ( Thailand) a while back.
They are small and densely pact.
I am happy with the way my chunky hammered curve ( oxidized sterling silver) complement them!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thank God........

..........there is light at the end of the tunnel!

The silvermonk family has been struck down with winter flu and end up with the youngman in the Emergency room (RPAH )in the middle of the night last week. It was just a flu that came without a warning and attacking the respiratory system, he couldn't breathe! ( it didn't help when he had a mint ice-cream before dinner; just after his music class......)

Luckily, the hospital is just a few traffic lights away and Mr.Silvermonk gone through them without a blink! We were almost the only patient there, considering it is situated in the centre of the city and next to the University ( it was Tuesday night and the city was just recovered from the weekend, the doctor said the business will pick up later the week!). The doctors were so attentive and cracking joys and adminstrative medicine at the same time. It is the same hospital where youngman was born! We were well looked after then and i just think that they are the best .

We went home in the morning with another dose of medicine to take later and angels on our shoulder!

Apart from the hospital adventure, what i also want to tell you is this beautiful table lamp that I got from the Market!

I did a trade with Simon who design this beautiful table lamp that use recycle material and all clicked together without using a screw or nail. This is the first time i trade with another fellow marketer and i love it!

It took my memory back to the late 60s when i was living in our ancestral village in the island off Mainland China. I used to take fire wood to the near by fishing port and waiting for the fishing boat to come in. I had my two hands full of fire wood and traded for fishes from boat to boat........


It was a bit cold and rainy in last weekend's market, but i have a lot of lovely visitors and one of them is Leslie and her friend.

Leslie has an amazing blog where she show case her treasured jewelrys that she sought out from all around the world.........

Her support and appreciation of artistic handmade jewelry is incredible and i am sure there's a lot more out there.......

Thank you again for all my customers in last weeks market, i have a really good time!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Free Hoop Earrings

With any purchase from my online shop.
Just want to encourage you to enjoy the fun of internet shopping.

This is your everyday Earrings, simple and comfortable!

Hand forged from 18G sterling silver wire and slightly hammered at the bottom to catch light!
The earrings are 2" ( 50 mm) in diameter. I can also make it with a thinner sterling silver wire (20G), just let me know in the message to the seller upon check out!

Don't forget the Art and Design Market in Kirribilli is on this Sunday, 8 June. (Under Milson's Point Railway Station).

Hope to see you all there!