Sunday, August 30, 2009

Swan Lake

As a child growing up, I was never given the chance to watch ballet performances, musicals or even any sort of concerts. The plain and simple of it was that we couldn't afford it. The family was a musical family with much emphasis on learning the arts but watching performances on telly was as close as I ever got to seeing the beloved musicals and ballet acts that I love so much.

After I moved to Melbourne, I was delighted to learn that Melbourne being the city of arts, was graced with an endless numbers of amazing performances. With great joy in my heart, I saved up my pennies and to this day, I remember my very first ballet performance that I attended in Melbourne was Swan Lake. Thus making it so that till this day, this very ballet is the most memorable one for me, and the most beloved.

Such grace, such beauty! Such is ballet and while I did ballet as a child for a short period of time, I had to drop it due to financial issues (yet again.) But I never forgot my steps, and I never forgot the deep love I have for this art form.

That was what inspired me with this bracelet.

You can purchase it here

Simple, yet beautifully elegant. That is what I see in Swan Lake.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Melbourne, why do you tease me so?

I had a nice cheery photoshoot planned, but Melbourne decided to thwart my plans by raining on my head.
So instead of having my jewellery on the clothes line out back, I had to take my photos indoors. They didn't turn out that great, but they will work for now till the sun shines once more.

Here's what I was planning to put on the clothes line! I named it It's Laundry Day and it rather amuses me. Not that you can really tell from that shot, but it's a bracelet. (Purchase it here!)
I also have similar necklace with different shirts, but I think it's pretty much settled that I can't take any photos today! Not just because of the weather, but also due to the fact that I can't seem to hold my camera steady. And tripods are hard to handle because of the angles I tend to take my photos from.

So we'll just wait for another day. Hopefully tomorrow?

But let's talk about rain.

What do you do on a rainy day? Sit back with a cup of coffee / tea / hot chocolate and a good book? Snuggle up in your quilts and have a few snoozes? Or does the day continue as per usual and the weather generally doesn't affect your mood nor your activities?

I love to hum Raindrops keep falling on my head on rainy days. I love the rain, even if it does affect my activities. I also feel less inclined to go out. I love the rain, but I love it from inside! There's something terribly soothing about rain. I could stand at the door / window and watch it for ages. It's like Mother Nature's way of cleaning everything out, giving it a good ol' wash and after the rain, it all starts afresh.

Remember my raindrop earrings? They were my first ever wire sculptures (well I'd like to call them that, but I'm not sure if that's really the proper terminology). Once I've gathered up more materials, I'll be experiementing with creating a whole new line of wire sculpture jewellery. Again, I've not done my research: I don't know if there are other people doing this. But I'm not terribly inclined to find out. I'd like to play around with the wires and see what I can come up with, myself. Without any sort of influence, conscious or unconscious by the amazingly talented artists out there.

I started that thought with an addition to my rainclouds: a Lightning bolt.

It does look a little bit harry potter-ish doesn't it? I do think it's cute regardless, and there's the beauty of free-hand wire sculpting. No two finished items will look the same. It might look vaguely similar, but it will never be 100% the same. The picture above also shows my new packaging for the brooches that I will be selling and hopefully stocking up for the christmas markets I'll be doing at Camberwell Sunday Market in December. (You can purchase the above brooch here.)

It's all terribly exciting isn't it? So now it's your turn to tell me.
What do you do on a rainy day?


Newest Listing (after how long?)

What with Manifest and then the rush to pay my bills / go to work / get things sorted: It's been awhile since I last listed or make anything. It's hard to create anything when you are feeling down and tired most days.

However last night I buckled down and the minute I was done cooking dinner, I sat myself down at the beading table and made this little gem.

Isn't she sweet? I named her My Fair Lady, for the name Eliza kept coming to mind when I was making this.
Available here if you'd like to purchase it.

Please read the item description for all the nitty gritty that is too long to repeat here on this blog.


In other news: I was featured in EnchantedQuilling's most recent Treasury West list.

The theme was cameos: Isn't it pretty? I'm loving that black and white cameo by secretjewellz. Beauitfully elegant.
You can view this treasury here for the next few days. Have a look! Clicky love is always .. much loved.


And the very last thing before I go, I missed Wishlist Wednesday but I can show you something for Friday Favourites.

I have always always always loved anything DNA related. So when Morphologica came out with these little babies, my heart stopped and I felt this desperate need to own them.

Photo by: Morphologica

However with the fact that I will be moving soon looming over my head, I can't really spend money on anything for myself just yet. So meanwhile, I'll sit here eyeing it, rather impatiently awaiting the day when I can click on that 'buy' button!

Isn't it just gorgeous?


Moving into a new home.

I have decided that I will duplicate my blog posts from the Livejournal blog, to a blogger one. That way, my blogger friends will be able to see the updates on their blogger as well!

So here's to another Little Waltz page, I hope to chat more with you as we go along!

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