Sunday, August 2, 2009

How it all started.






I have been making jewelry for about 5 years. Like many people, my jewelry journey started by chance when I and my sister-in-law attended a craft show and saw a lady doing a free demonstration on how to make a simple strung necklace. We were fascinated and after the demonstration, rushed to the stall and bought some kits. I had played with beads before, when I was 6 or 7 years old, but as I grew older, I ventured into all kinds of arts and crafts and forgot about my beads. That demonstration rekindled my interest and started my journey into jewelry making.

In this blog, I would like to share with you my creations and the stories behind some of them. I thought it would be nice in this first post to show you a piece I made from way back, not long after I started. It's an antique style necklace made with silver clay and onyx. This piece came first in the metal clay category of the 2005 Bead & Gem Show competition in Sydney, Australia. I love working with different media and often combine them in my pieces. In the next post, I'll show you one of my more recent pieces. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I do posting them!

4 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous necklace. I can see why it won :)

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  2. Thanks for your lovely comment, Shaiha.

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  3. I remember when we were at the stand of the Beaded Link in Sydney, was that in 2005? It feels like a lifetime ago, but it was probably only a few years. I really appreciate your art, your thoughtfulness in your creative concepts and the techniques you master so well. You deserve all the success in the world, and all the recognition for your masterpieces, Caroline.

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  4. Thanks for your complements, Bianca. The feeling is mutual, my friend. Hope to meet up with you again somewhere sometime soon.

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