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, October 21, 2008

Making plastic Jewellery

I came home recently to find this book on my doorstep. There are a couple of my images used in the gallery section, which of course is very nice to see.

It was also great to see a book all about plastic and resin jewellery. I know when I started working with plastics exclusively I found it a little difficult to find information regarding techniques. Through months of research I had gathered a book on making resin jewellery, some old high school textbooks on working with plastics (mostly acrylic), a bit of info in various other books and online. But for the most part I just worked it out myself. Which was probably the best way to do it anyway. Trial and error takes you into those unexpected places. At times you want to hit your head against the wall repeatedly in frustration. At other times you want to jump for joy in the fact that you found your own way and created something truly unique.


Betty Jo said...

Ooo I must get a copy. Speaking of finding your own way and making something unique, I was surprised to read the blurb accompanying the "Purl" Bracelets on Eco Depot, right under your earrings. Very confusing for the consumer?!!
Hear Hear for trial and error...the story of my Life

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Unencumbered said...

I remember seeing you in that book at the bookstore the other day, isn't that also the one with the ring cut from a billiard ball? It seemed really well done, what I was able to read while chasing a toddler!

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