Opal that does not display the crazy ‘play of colour’ is commonly known as potch opal or silicified palygorskate to be more precise. All pink opal comes from the Andes however excellent deposits have recently been discovered in Western Australia in the Gascoyne region. This pink opal and yellow chalcedony lariat is a stand out and very much a one off . $289Amazonite is the blue green variety of orthoclase feldspar. It is named after the Amazon River however there are no deposits anywhere near there! It’s blue colour comes from lead and water in the feldspar. The best mineral samples have come from Colorado. I have combined this lovely blue amazonite with a soft grey jasper. This particular strand displays some lovely dendritic formations. $439
Happy New February 2013!! Back to the bench yeah! Missed all those little rocks and things. There are 3 great exhibitions on the jewellery agenda this year plus a couple of great outside projects AND a house renovation. Phew I need a holiday. Anyway next week the gallery workshop is back to normal working hours. Last week was just too crazy with the floods and schools starting. Drop in and we can exchange holiday stories see you soon!
Celebrate ‘Small Works and the Art of Christmas’ at Edwina Corlette Gallery this Sunday Dec 9th 1-3pm.
Making these works was a nice diversion from the sheer amount of jewellery that needs to be produced this time of year. Pot 1 and 2 in oil and graphite is an exploration of domestic objects such as enamelware and doilies collected over the years.
If there is something you really really want – let us know and we will pop your choice/choices on our wish list. No memory loss here. For the more one off pieces, we are offering a no deposit layby so you really don’t miss out. Swarovski silver discs on hoops $229.
This week I have also been working on our $46 earring tree. Classic, light and just the right size, these mother of pearl earrings come in bronze, grey and creamy white hues.Perfect for even the fussiest and beautifully wrapped! See you soon.
Last Wed night I attended the launch and signing of Megan Morton’s new book ‘Things I Love’. The book is filled with tons of interesting people and their spaces like Paula Hayes and Martyn Thompson. Our old house is featured in the ‘Houses I Love’ chapter. Books are available at ARI Jewellery and all signed by the beautiful Megan Morton.
Glorious minerals from my recent fossicking expedition. These are beginnings of the StoneWear collection in store RIGHT NOW. Also on display on the new exhibition plinth are stone bracelets, chunky mineral samples, Anna Varendorff cufflinks, silver stone stick drops and eclectic gemstone lariats (all under $200). See you soon.
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