That's me

My jewellery is usually made with silver or gold sometimes with pearls, I also use non-precious materials with the precious. Words feature in a lot of the pieces and also in my collecting. I have a small collection of sweetheart jewellery (made by troops during war) and a collection of "they" autographs (that is autographs of authors and singers who have used the word ' they' in their work without telling the audience who 'they' are), Eartha Kitt sings "they say that I'm a witch" so I have typed the words and she has signed it. Most of the autographs are crime / mystery novelists and 'alt country' musicians because that's what I read and listen to most.

I like to think that my jewellery is comfortable to wear if not always effortless for the wearer - the vase brooch looks best filled with water and flowers, and the label jewellery has to have a label printed and attached by the owner. Although I would love to be, I am not a bench jeweller, most of my work is made in wax by me first, cast, and then finished by Terry County or others. I live in Melbourne Australia in a flat in the centre of the city which gives me some ideas for my designs, I have been redesigning my living space , including furniture. The Mother of Pearl of Wisdom - Don't put it down... sideboard has sterling silver and pearl handles. A recent trip overseas has resulted in the exhibition "A Temporary Museum for Permanent Objects from a Foreign Excursion and a Quondam Collection"



GPO Box 1573 Melbourne, Victoria 3001. Australia