The Stones of Australia

One of my friends announced to me recently that she is going on vacation to Australia for three months. Crikey! Going on walkabout for three months! She’ll be a fair dinkum sheila by the time she gets back ! [ … ] Read More

Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli – September

On clear days, there is a certain time just after sunset where the sky is shaded in the most exquisite blues, all the way from the barest whisper of blue to deep midnight blue. (I hear a song in [ … ] Read More

Buying Sterling Silver Jewellery

Silver is the most brilliant, highly reflective white metal. Its durability luster and shine have been sought after for centuries, and its comparatively low price to other precious metals makes it obtainable for almost anyone. Sterling silver is usually [ … ] Read More

Soldering in the Round

Feeling uninspired? Not much to do in the studio? Or just plain “I don’t wanna!” but still feel like doing something? No worries, I have a great project for you which will become your new favorite soldering buddy. Make [ … ] Read More

Spring Show Success

    “What is amazing about the Workingsilver Show and Sale is the community of the artisans who participate, from the novice to the goldsmith. Everyone’s personality comes out in their jewellery, so there is literally something for everyone [ … ] Read More

Those who can do, Do……Teach that is.

Those who can do, do. Those that can’t, teach…….. ummm really? I think it would be fairly difficult to teach something that you don’t know how to do, no? Those who teach do so because they have a passion [ … ] Read More

Working With Your Hands

I love to paint. Can’t say I’m good at it, but still, a few times a year I will take a day and happily slap some paint onto a canvas. If I paint with my friend, who is quite [ … ] Read More