- 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.
Monday, January 19, 2009
The love of making things can lead to a career in making things. That career in making things can, at times, kill off, or at least dampen, a love of making things.
This does happen to me, and it is probably true that I don't often feel like making much more than jewellery. But perhaps I felt a little rested after the holidays and thus had a sudden enthusiasm for being crafty. So last night I made the jewellery displays (pictured above) from frames I had picked up from Ikea and some plastic mesh from Reverse Garbage.
Now my vintage collection is all organised and pretty. I don't know when I'll feel like making something again, that isn't jewellery (OK I did make something jewellery related!),but it was nice, and was a reminder about the pure joy, and lovely sense of achievement, you get from making something with your own hands. Sometimes, because making has become my business, I forget this.