Tuesday, September 29, 2009


80 - 'Incase of an emergency" - Given material (a Durex given to me from a friend, who clearly thought i needed it more than she did! ha! Thanks lady!) and Stainless Steel.


79 - Found Material (plastic nozzle from a 5Lt keg of beer and the tip of a branch from a plastic pine tree) and Bought finding 


78 - Given Material (Florist wrapping that came from some flowers that were meant for my co-worker, but she had left for the week, so i got to take them home YAY) and stainless Steel. 


77 - 'last chance learner' - Found Material (the 'L' cut from a learners driving sign) and bought cameo finding.


76 - "tick tock" - Reclaimed material (the second hand from a clock that my sisters gave to me on my 14th or 15th birthday, the clock finally coming to its untimely death at the hands of my flat mate and a tennis ball) and bought finding. 


75 - "silence - making a little gesture as if turning off the radio " - Aluminum, enamel paint and stainless steel 


Sorry for the extended silence, damn internet capping, but back on board now. enjoy. 

Sunday, September 20, 2009


74 - "the necklace that wanted to be a brooch" - Reclaimed material (Genuine Mother of Pearl - JAPAN necklace) and Stainless Steel


I started this project a few months ago as a way to power through the all those 'lost' moments of the recently graduated. You know the ones... they sometimes keep you up at night.... and go a little something like.... "what am I doing?... what did i just do with the last 3 years of my life??... who the hell would wear that?? you can't even wear that?? oh you're a jeweller - can you fix my diamond ring?? yeah its made out of paper.... eek!" I have a nasty suspicion that these feelings don't ever go away, sometimes they are louder and other times they are just a whisper on the wind.

It seems that this little (*cough*cough*) project has taken on a life of its own. I would never, even in my wildest dreams, have imagined that it could gain so much attention. The latest bout of blog love as been amazing if slightly daunting (these sites have so many members/visitors, eek!).

So many many many thanks must go to...

Feature Blog on the super excellent Kit & Caboodle (link
Post on the HCJ member Blog (link)
Post on Montserrat Lacomb's freaking awesome blog (link)

....remember if you have any spare/random materials lying around that are crying out to be made into a brooch drop me a line, as they say, nothing like a bit of fresh meat to liven things up.



73 - Reclaimed material (faux gold chain) and Stainless Steel 

Monday, September 14, 2009


72 - Given Material (golden insert from a chocolate box (sans chocolate) and Plastic cherries) and bought findings.  


71 - "I think we need a bigger boat" - Found material (plastic guard from truck) and Given Material (plastic Toy Shark - Thanks MY) and Stainless Steel. 

Sunday, September 6, 2009


09/08/09 - Found Material (feathers from a Badminton shuttlecock) and Reclaimed Material (costume brooch from my grandmother) 


08/08/09 - Found Material (lint collected from the washing machine) and stainless steel


07/08/09 - Reclaimed Material (cardboard pen (LAMY) boxes) and bought finding


06/08/09 - Reclaimed Material (cardboard pen (LAMY) boxes) and bought finding. 


05/08/09 - Reclaimed Material (cardboard pen (LAMY) boxes) and bought finding. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


04/08/09 - Reclaimed Material (balls of Silica-gel from a desiccant satchel) set in epoxy resin, aluminum and stainless steel.  


03/08/09 - 'CRA(F)T' - Found Material (plastic letters), Reclaimed Material (vintage drink coaster), Aluminum and Stainless Steel


02/08/09 - Found Material (bits from a plastic washing basket), Aluminum and Stainless Steel


01/08/09 - Found Object (paper crane) and bought finding