1 Paper designs for jewellery ideas

Creativity & Play: Enjoyment Is the Key!

I believe that everybody is creative! No exceptions!
When students attend my classes for the first time I often hear remarks like this:
“I can’t even draw a straight line” (therefore I am not creative)
“I have tried things before but never really found anything I can do creatively” (so you can see I’m just not creative!)
“I have no ideas!” (that proves I’m not creative!)

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Photopolymer plates & metal clay

Photo Polymer Plates for Jewelry Artists

6 Must-Have Techniques to Make Your Jewelry Totally Unique The use of Photopolymer Plates in the Visual Arts is extensive! Although Photopolymer Plates were developed for Flexographic (industrial) printing, artists soon found ways to exploit this very versatile material for making art prints, etchings, artist books and more. Today these plates are also used by […]

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Moving my studio

The Move – The Saga Continues

  Well, we finally got everything moved back to Queensland! Boxes everywhere, this seems to be the story of my life for the last 2-3 years! It shouldn’t really amaze me how much I can accumulate in such a short time, it’s ‘Abundance in Action’ I reckon! Books, more books and then another stack of […]

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Got up early (again) this morning, look at what I saw out of my back door! My Melbourne studio has a small shopping centre at the back and as the sun came up it cast this golden glow over all the buildings, and the balloons! I thought that was a nice start to the day. […]

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Pandanus Leaf Litter

Easter at Fingal Heads Peter & I finally had some time off on the Easter long weekend! It’s been a while… Took my camera (of course) and looked around for some nice textures that I could translate into PPPs. Shot lots of nonsense……  And hundreds of rocks! (great textures) But the shot I wanted to […]

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Brunswick Bracelet by Maggie Bergman

Brunswick Bracelet

Last year I created my Brunswick Bracelet for the Metalclay Masters Registry program, for which I was invited to be an adviser, only one of fifteen artists world-wide, I was in illustrious company there. This bracelet was one I would never have attempted if it hadn’t been for this program. The idea came about when […]

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Leucondendron sterling silver brooch

Flower Brooch

Leucadendron Drawing I bought a bunch of flowers…. to cheer myself up:)  I always like the more sculptural flowers, Proteas, Waratahs and these Leucadendrons. All these are from the same botanical family, originating from South Africa, they grow very well in Australian gardens. One flower had broken off it’s stem and was laying there, teasing […]

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