Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Upcoming X'mas sale

Just back from a quick dash to a wedding in Melbourne and visited Cousins along the way. The wedding was wonderful and I managed to find some very nice dress(?! ) for the day, thank God for the "Country Road". I will post some photos later........

I've been tucked into my home studio and making lots of jewellery for the upcoming X'mas.

There will be a news letter out for the big X'mas sale in my Etsy shop this weekend .
Come and get into the swing of the festivities.

You can always visit me at the markets and select from a full range of my jewellery.

Eveleigh Artisans Market : 4th Dec 2011, Sunday

Kerribilli Art and Design Market: 11th Dec 2011, Sunday

Handmade Canberra upmarket: 17th Dec 2011 Saturday & 18th Dec 2011 Sunday


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Handmade Canberra Market

Its already been 3 months passed since last Handmade Canberra Market, unbelievable!!!

We been moved back to our old new house since then and I am starting to get into the swing of things.

I have made some new designs as well as a few things with the pieces and bits from other project.

The stall will be down in the middle ( stall no.68 ), just behind my usual spot

I'll be attending the Saturday Market only and would love to catch up with you all
Come and check out what i've been up to.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Creative Lane

After a long renovation and the last few months of labouring, we are now settling nicely into our new old house as though we've never left. The boy just turned 10 and have his first sleepover ever in his own room/space. We are always looking forward to his Birthday as it comes with the Spring and we all can't wait to Sprung into action again.

This Sunday I will be participating in the Creative Lane Art and Craft Festival organised by Suki Tam .

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Japan Disaster Relief Charity Art Auction

I am participating in a Japanses Charity Auction for Japan's disaster at Yuga Floral Cafe & Gallery in Glebe this coming week. There will be Tasty Japanese food and wines as well as Koto music by Sawai Koto School, Shakuhachi, Taiko & Music by Felicity & friends. Ikebana demostration by Setsuko.

Come along and join us if you are local and spread the words among your friends and relatives network.

Date: 7th April 2011 ( Thursday )
Time: 6 pm
Venue: 172 St. Johns Road, Glebe
Cost $25 per person or the amount you wish to donate

All the cost collected will be donated to Japanese Red Cross as well as all money raised by the auction.

Auction Artworks:
Oil paintings, mix media, Aboriginal arts, photograph, family photo session, voucher, handmade accessories, Japanese cerography, ceramics, Japanese Sumie paintings etc.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Melbourne Finders Keepers Market

I am so excited to be heading Melbourne this weekend ( 26th & 27th )for the Finders Keepers Market.

If you are following the handmade movement. You should know by now that it is a big event with a lot of talented independent designers from all around Australia. There will be music and plenty of handmade goodies.

I will have some of my new fold form design as well as Finders Keepers special for you to indulge.

Come along and supporting your local artisans, i promise you will not be empty handed.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Me & Myself

Its another one of my ring a week challenge. Yin and Yang, his and hers. A very much modern kind of ring with clean lines, I like to wear them both at the same time with my black shirt. It has one of my favourite combination of ebony wood and silver, the brass nut is an added bonus!

After a big day from the handmade Canberra Market. I am back to my work bench and experiment with some fold forming, can't wait to take some photos......

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ring a week 2 & 3

Another 2 rings from my ring a week project.

Raw 2 was inspired by the cute and the bronze colour of the miniature brass hex head nut and a determination not to use the gas tank for soldering. The nut act as a functional and an decorative element.

Raw 3 was made from a broken part of another ring riveted onto a sterling silver band and finished with a brass hex head miniature nut as a decoration. It has been a while now of wanting to do something with the broken piece.

I am glad that the broken piece has a second life and it all came together in the end.
I am at my best when there is something to start with, not very good with a bland canvas.

Both rings are made from sterling silver and has been oxidized.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Australian Day Sale

To celebrate Australian Day (26 Jan),
I am having an Ausday sale in my etsy shop

All items will be 20% off!

Coupon code: AUSDAY

until midnight January 31, 2011


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ring a week

I have join a group of artists on Flickr to kick start this year with Ring a week project.

This is my first RAW (Ring a week).

The ring has been sitting around for ages unfinished ( in a different state) on the other side of the work bench.
I also have these leafs that I collected 6 months ago and it had not change a bit since. You probably have seen them in a few of my jewelley shots.
I really love the little leaf, the colour and the texture, it just so elegant, the leaf i meant!

And it evolved from there....

I figured out all i need to do is get myself to the work bench and get out of the way at the same time and let the magic happens.

Hopefully i will get inspire, make some incredible rings and have lots of fun along the way........

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Call for Help-Flood Fundraising

Let"s give the Queensland people a helping hand when they starting to rebuild their lives after the flood......

There are two etsy appeals running at the moment. Australian Flood Appeal run by the Sydney etsy team, and HANDMADE ARK run by the BriStyle. You can help through donating items, buying items or helping with promotion.

Through January, 10% of SilverMonk's sales in Handmade Canberra's Upmarket will be donated to the QLD Flood Relief Appeal. And the Shop will match all contributions, Lots of other designers are participating too.
Come on Canberra lets shop for a cause!

You can also donate directly to the Premier Flood Relief Appeal

Every bit helps.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Chopin Nocturne No2-Yundi Li

Let the mind rest and the spirit soar........

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

Wishing you full of FUN filled and NATURE Inspired 2011

See more of our holiday photos here