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