Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Pele's Whisper" by Peter Lik - Inspiration for Swarovski Competition Piece

Just thought I'd show you my place winning entry in the 2010 Creative Beading Swarovski Competition held in Australia/NZ each year.

This year they added some more divisions and my "Volcanic Eruption" ring received 9th place in the Creative Division - all hand wired using Swarovski 4 mm bicones and inspired by Australian photographer Peter Lik's incredible photo "Pele's Whisper".


Earring Earrings Earrings

Have just loaded over 20 pairs of earrings to my Ebay store I'm really excited about some of the new designs and the great new components I have found to include in my designs.

I love making one of a kind items because I think they reflect my creative inspirations and moods on certain days. This year I have decided to try to work more towards having a few "ranges" throughout the year so that I can cement some of my ideas & designs more formally. Of course there will still be plenty of one off items as I have soooooo many bits and pieces that need to be used up but I feel as though more consistency is now required.

I'll let my hair down once and while when I work on those more extravagant competiton pieces but at the moment I'm getting organised, so stay tuned...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

SWAROVSKI Crystal World ,Wattens AUSTRIA

SWAROVSKI Crystal World- Swarovski Kristallwelten in AUSTRIA....some pics

Hi Everyone...well after a 7 week adventure through Dubai & Europe we are safely back at home and I am just starting to find my feet again. Kids are back at school, a mountain of paperwork awaits and
beads are resting peacefully!!

Just thought I'd share some of my photos taken at Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens,Austria (Kristallwelten). I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this place and have been very fortunate to have been able to visit there twice in the last couple of years. The artworks, installations and retail shop (including a retail shop for designers) is just amazing and very inspiring. It's also worth googling Swarovski Kristallwelten if you are a true Swarovski fan!

If you are interested in taking a peek at this sparkling crystal wonderland head over to my Bead Art & Design page on Facebook!/pages/Bead-Art-Design/62804332660

Make sure you "Like" my page while you're there so that you can be in the running for future giveaways. Enjoy.....