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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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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Evolution of a Brooch



1. Found bright pink rope. Thought I'll use that one day. Liked the colour, it was cheap, good texture, and was in great condition.

2. Experimented with melting the rope. Plan was to melt pieces of it completely.

3. While melting realised the texture was great and worth keeping. Liked it looking like rope. Kept experimenting and found a way to make it stiff, while keeping the appearance of rope.

4. Made some samples. Wanted to make a chain.

5. Worked on making the pieces look more finished.

6. Needed a few pieces to exhibit (will talk about this in the next post) so thought a few samples would be good to show.

7. Started layering pieces and realised they would make great brooches. Plus three of these would look good as a group.

8. Made three finished brooches as shown above.

9. Will now keep experimenting with other types rope, and other forms of jewellery.

10. Want to finish that chain.

6 comments:

Jesika Jack said...

11. Want to see that chain!!

kraplap said...

I like the structure

Mel Robson said...

Hi Liana! Thanks for checking in. All good here! Hopefully our paths will cross one of these fine days! busy busy! Hope all is well in your world!

Mel xox

Jejune said...

They're beautiful, Liana - and it's great to read about your creative process too. So much of art & craft is fortuitous discovery, isn't it!

Nicola (GEEKWARE) said...

What a great explaination of how one of your new pieces is created. Love the shocking pink colour too Liana! :)

Valerie A. Heck said...

The color of the rope really pops!
Valerie