Interesting Opportunities

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In March I was asked if I would like to sell some of my jewelry in an inspiring local gift store called Interesting Things. This shop sells all sorts of ornaments, jewelry, small furnishings, clothing and items that just canPattern 5 photo 2‘t be categorized. Most of the products are handmade Balinese artifacts and are hand picked and imported by the owner, Terrie.

This new opportunity has not only brought sales but the chance to do some custom made jewelry for people who want adaptions from my original designs. For example these earrings based on the flag of Australia’s indigenous people.

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The shop will soon be moving to a new premises, and going through some exciting changes. As part of this I am working with Terrie on some special new jewelry for the relaunch.

At this stage all I’m prepared to say is that I am experimenting with beads in my crochet!

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Not- Too – Little Black Dress

Pattern 24 photo 2They say every woman needs a little black dress. Well, when you reach a certain age and size, you don’t want that black dress to be quite so little, so this is my solution. Pattern 24 photo 1Pattern 24 photo 3

This is a close up of the stitch work. It is a little bit different but not too hard to do.

The dress is on sale at Ravelry.com for anyone who wants to make one.

5 Serves

5 Serves (2010)When I told my father I was crocheting a beaded spoon, he thought I’d lost my marbles.

“5 Serves” was originally going to be a paper collage. But I had a brand new book of crocheted edges, and I was dying to try some out.
This is one way I approach creativity. I have my first idea, the obvious one, and then I ask myself, how else can I do this? I look around me for ideas and things that I can use instead, the more unlikely the better. Sometimes I even make a list of 3-10 options.
In this case, as I sat amid my colored papers, my eyes fell upon the crocheted edges book, and – voila – crocheted plates, and a beaded, crochet spoon.