Just finished this necklace which I've been working on
forever (umm, a bit more than a year). Made the limbs of the frog with bronze
clay, and beaded the rest. The inspiration came from one of our beady friends,
Neva. As those who know Neva would know, she's a frog lover. One time we had a
beady meet in Sydney, and as we chatted while beading, the conversation turned
to frogs, as food. We talked about frog legs in French cuisine etc, and I
recounted a story of being served frog soup as a child in Taiwan by our maid (I
was horrified). Poor Neva couldn't bear to hear the story, so she got out of
the house while we finished the conversation. I told my story, everyone
laughed, and I went out to fetch her. It must've been a guilty conscience on my
part, for after that, I felt compelled to tell Neva that I do actually like
frogs, life ones. I thought the best way for me to express my true feelings for
frogs would be to make a necklace, LOL. As it turns out, life has been
extremely busy this last year, and I only managed to finish it today. Anyhow,
hope you like my necklace and story! Please click on the photos if you would like a larger view.
Making jewelry is my passion. I work in the health profession during the day, and spend most of my free time designing and making jewelry. I do beading, wirework, metal clay, polymer clay, enameling, and a little lampwork and traditional silversmithing. I'm also a member of a lapidary club where I learnt to cab stones and teach classes. I've written multiple projects for Australian beading magazines, and many of my pieces have been published in magazines in both Australia and overseas. I have won multiple awards and competitions, and I'm a member of the Australian Beading Forum. That's me in a nutshell!