- Liana Kabel
- Brisbane, Australia
- My studio is located in Brisbane, Australia. For the past 10 years I’ve been enjoying creating jewellery designs from an array of mundane materials. Tupperware and knitting needles have remained a firm favourite. My designs have been published numerous times, graced the shelves of many wonderful galleries and stores and been worn by those whose aren’t afraid of colour and attention. All of which I am very grateful for. For several years I’ve also been fortunate enough to work with many businesses as a coach and workshop facilitator.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Geek Week (5) - Little Glittery Spots Of Heaven
It may not come as a surprise to many of you but I love all glittery sparkly things, and sequins are number one. In a former life I was a belly dancer. I started off with ballet and then Flamenco but it wasn't until I found belly dancing that I was truly happy. Yes I loved the movement and female bonding but it really was the costumes that got me. I made many sequin covered costumes and wore them proudly.
Now I'm no longer a belly dancing aficionado and I expect wearing sequined numbers in the MoB studio would lead to much mockery and ridicule. So I deal with my sequin fetish through my jewellery. Have you noticed how much of it is made up of little plastic disks? The disks are really a sequin in disguise.
I was recently lucky enough to have received a wonderful parcel from my favourite ceramic jeweller Irene Grishin-Selzer of Iggy & Lou Lou fame. She sent me all sort of wonderful ceramic goodness (her work, Craft Victoria and ceramic jewellery will be discussed in more length next week!). I loved all of it but this sequined brooch was extra special. As she made the selection and I had not mentioned sequins I wondered how she had picked so wisely? Perhaps my little plastic disks are not as in disguise as I had thought.