About Liana

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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.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Saturday's Umbrella Collective show was FANTASTIC! It ran without a hitch thanks to master organiser Kylie Johnson. I'm really not sure what the best part of the day was?

Was it being with my friends and fellow crafters?
Was it meeting so many lovely people who were familiar with my work?
Was it the chance I had to chat and meet new people?
Was it the beautiful location - gorgeous leafy surrounds a hop, skip and a jump from the city?
Was it the fabulous family and friends who helped out so much on the day?
Was it my own collection of goodies I had acquired at the end of the day?

When I was at the Rock's markets potential customers would often say, "do I really need it?" and I would say "no, although it is important to have things that bring you joy and make you happy and something beautiful, original and handmade can do that". Saying that, I expect there was lots of joy spread around last Saturday.


modmom said...

sounds like a lovelly day!
cute kewpie! my daughter has a different version we love.
hey! i just saw you mentioned on decor8.blogspot.com + the image is backwards, but i, oh, i will email holly offline to see if she'll reverse the image so you name is readable. bye

Liana said...

Thanks for the tip m*m.

Holly didn't reverse the image. It is just that my business card has my name in reverese on one side. The idea is that it is like a transluscent plastic card which you can see my name through thus one side has it in reverse - Confused?

Angela said...

It was a wonderful show Liana. Great to finally meet you. I hope there are some things left for the coming weekend! I felt guilty taking up precious space in front of your table, too many beautiful things to choose from...looking forward to this Sunday. Thanks for the advice on my canisters!

Liana said...

Hi Angela.

It was wonderful. It was so lovely to meet you too and I'm looking forward to chatting more on Sunday.

Always happy to help if I can and don't worry there will be lots of jewellery to choose from at our Jewellery Party (QUT ART MUSEUM 2-4 THIS SUNDAY)

handmadelife said...

Congratulations Liana, and all the umbrella kids, a fantastic collective idea, we're thrilled to bits it all went so well, you should all be well proud of yourselves!