Sunday, 29 July 2012

My Creative Space - Working with Coral

My stash of Coral has been out on my desk today. I have been out most of the day but managed a little time to make some earrings using coral and sterling silver. I have named them 'Coral Drops' and they feature organic nuggets of coral on the bottom, smaller rondelles of coral on top along with 3mm sterling silver round beads and wrapped sterling silver wire. They are a nice size and very lightweight.

Coral is such a beautiful substance and always looks great with sterling silver. I plan to make a few more earrings and necklaces this week.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Meet Murphy Dog

This is Murphy Dog. He is Assistant Executive Manager of the household and Vibrant Designs and likes to think he runs the show.

Here he is outside in the garden - in his 'patch' which used to be covered in grass until he secured it as his favourite spot to sunbake each day. His coat is soft and scruffy and picks up a variety of flora and fauna from the garden which he then brings inside.. so I find myself sweeping the floorboards on a very regular basis to take various garden remnants back outside again.

He is a rescue dog and joined the household in 2008 - I'm not sure how old he is but he is a lovely soul with a gentle nature and an obsession for bones, digging bones, patrolling the back fence, walking and sniffing! So obsessed is he with sniffing that no blade of grass is left without his attention and a short walk can easily take 10 times as long to complete if I don't keep him focussed on the path ahead. He has a small fan club in the community in which I live and I'm sure he will pop up from time to time on this blog.

I am off to do housework, go for a run and then hit my creative space .. ( I plan to get into my stash of Coral and silver this afternoon). Enjoy your weekend.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

My Creative Space - Working with Blue

I have a bit of a 'thing' for turquoise and aqua coloured stones.

I love them... and wanted to spend some time today going through my stash with an aim of creating something bold and chunky. 

This is 'Vivacious' and features Howlite, Turquoise and sterling silver with stones graduated in size. 

The stones feel lovely and smooth and really nice against the skin. I hope to photograph it soon for my Esty store.

Welcome to 'Vibrant Designs In The Studio'

Sunday 22nd July, 2012

This is my very first blog!

Welcome to any readers that find their way to my page.

I have been aiming to start my blog for many months and have finally set aside some time to start writing. Sydney is cold, windy and overcast today with the occasional glimmer of sun.

I am heading out for a walk later followed by some time in my studio space to do some creating (and organising... I have little piles of colourful bead 'stories' that need to either find a home or become a necklace or bracelet). I will come back later to hopefully share the fruits of my labour! Enjoy your Sunday ......