- 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, May 18, 2009
Commission Piece FOR LK
When LK (aka Leanne Kelly) asked me to make a necklace for her I felt in two minds about it. I don't really like to make commission pieces. Unless they are a simple variation of a current design, like a different size or colour. That sort of thing. But on the other hand I do like a challenge, and I do like Leanne. She is a fan of my designs and my designs suit her, absolutely they do. Anyway when she found two pairs of fabulous thick knitting needles in Melbourne (one of her favourite places, and mine!) in just the colours she wanted, it was all systems go.
As much as I was reluctant I feel the piece turned out well. She loves it, and so do I. I realised through this process, that my problem with commissions was more about a fear of not making exactly what the client wanted. But I realised that when someone comes to you they are probably coming to you for a reason. They like what you do and they want a version of that. Now that I understand that I welcome commissions with arms a little more open.