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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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Friday, June 29, 2007

Greetings from Malaysia

Hanif Khairi sent me some images of his recent work with the little note about wanting to share with me some of the pieces he is currently working on. I am so pleased he did because it was a great reminder of how much more I have to learn and how far I still have to go. Sometimes I find that all a bit daunting, but mostly I find the success of others to be exciting and inspiring. It is just about the best motivator around.

I had some trouble saving Hanif's images so I did a little research (that B.A does come in handy sometimes) and found this article and image from the New Straits Times, Malaysia, 2007.

He softens plastic bottles in a kiln before pressing the resulting lump into a mould. Hanif, who teaches at the university’s arts and design faculty in Machang, Kelantan, has made paper weights, photo frames and key chains, and is even planning to make a car accessory — a gear knob. "There’s no such thing as waste. Everything can be recycled. It is up to us to be creative."


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