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Hiya folks,

Thought I’d give you an update on my exciting new online store.

You may have seen and tried to follow the link to my online store in my last newsletter, well so sorry I am but that link was broken. Apologies for the wild goose chase. Good news is, Mark Beijer at Emerge Online (my IT rock *hallelujah*) has now embedded a link to the store in my website menu; no mess no fuss. Fact is, you can also view a selection of work from my facebook page. Now it’s an easy skip to shopping some of my new work from the comfort of your own home! Totally handmade, locally designed and home grown contemporary jewellery by yours truly for your viewing, shopping and wearing pleasure. Hells bells, stroll through my online store in your altogether; no need to put on airs or even pull on your uggies. In fact, bring your kids… and your dog. Crack open a bottle of something, light up a jazz cigarette; no judgement here. No one will even know. Blessed be, modern technology is our friend after all.

Currently in store, you shall find some of my favourite pieces from my Florescence range. Also, in the next week or so I plan to upload some of my newest favourites; my sun-babies. You may have seen me post images of these beauties on instagram. I’ve fallen hard for these characters, I hope you do too. In my next post, when I can offer you some worthy images, I will also give you an insight into the inspiration behind them. 

Please remember; if you see something you like but are the type that needs to be able to pick up and handle a piece before you commit to a meaningful relationship all of these pieces, and more, are available to view at my studio in Northbridge, open by appointment. Alternately Aspects of Kings Park, Found at Fremantle Arts Centre, and Botanicalia in York also have (different) pieces from this series to peruse.

Of course, in addition to these labours of love I continue to offer custom designed and hand made engagement and wedding ring commissions in gold and platinum (as well as alternate materials if that’s your bag). Commissioning engagement and wedding rings creates new possibilities, such as incorporating materials and stones from heirloom pieces. If you have been looking for an alternative to mainstream diamond engagement jewellery and would like to work with me to create something beautiful, unique and personal, drop me a line or flick me an email and we can make a time to sit down and talk it over.

With love,

Bethamy.

Ps. with thanks to the gorgeous Eva Stewart, model, and the very handsome and talented Bill Shaylor, photographer.

Eva wearing Florescence Series anodised titanium and sterling silver jewellery

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OPEN STUDIO!

Come on in! We’re throwing open the doors Sunday June 11 2017 from 10 – 4

Where? Robertson Park Artist Studios, 176 Fitzgerald Street West Perth. And bring your pup – that’s us smack bang in the middle of that big, beautiful, dog friendly park.

I mentioned the move briefly before, even shared a couple of pics on social media, but now I’m more settled in my lovely new shared studio it’s time to throw open the doors. I can’t wait for you to see my city digs!… and meet my new mates.

Robertson Park Artist Studios houses 6 artists including me; a ceramicist, Graham Hay, three painters; Sarah Jane Marchant, Chris McClelland and Carol Rowling, and finally Fran Dennis, a multi-media artist. It’s a joy to be working alongside thee six mature, collegiate and personable peeps. I think you’re going to like meeting them and seeing their diverse and beautiful work as much as I have.

The space itself is a gorgeous, architect designed hall. It was, as I understand it, originally made to house the Perth Band. Then the local boundaries changed and well… 18 years ago Graham, Carol and some other rag-tag artists moved in and have called it their second home ever sonce. I feel incredibly fortunate to have stumbled across the space when I did. It now serves as my city studio, a space for me to work on small scale exhibition and commission work when I bring my lovely, grumbly toddler into town to be with his grandparents.

You can find out more about the space and the artists here

As well as my lovely space, I will have lots of beautiful new work to show you, including some works in progress for exhibition later on this year and next. So come on down for a perfect wintery Sunday thing-to-do. Hope to see you!

 

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2014

Happy New Year!!!!!!

I’m inexplicably excited about 2014 folks, I really can’t explain why.

Not yet back to work, I’m meandering about my property in the hills trying to untangle the tomatoes and conunding (pretty sure that’s not a real word) on the water issue. Where is it, how do we get it, where do we put it; it’s a whole different beast when you’re not on scheme water.

Soon however; Monday even, these concerns are going to be relegated to the weekends and holidays as I get back to making madly.

What was I doing in 2013? Where have I been? Well hells, I been busy I swear! Up until just before christmas I was an applied and dedicated craftsperson.

  • I got a new website up (see!!!) which is great! (Thanks Mark!)
  • I joined Klimt02, (an international contemporary jewellery network),
  • I was awarded my certificate 3 in jewellery manufacture (that’s my fine jewellery apprenticeship for those that don’t speak TAFE),
  • I made a lot of pretty things for lovely people.
  • Winged Alates, the piece acquired by the National Gallery in 2012 was selected for Bodyworks, a travelling exhibition of 40 contemporary jewellery pieces from the National Gallery collection which is touring regional galleries in Australia for 2 years.
  • I took my first solo exhibition to Studio 20/17 in NSW
  • I participated in 2 group exhibitions in Brisbane and attended the JMGA conference
  • I participated in an Artsource 6×6 in November
  • Participated in a masterclass with professor Norman Cherry
  • My work King Brown was finalist in the Bendigo Contemporary Metal Awards

There’s more, I know it, I just can’t think.  But all that’s old hat!

This year, for starters, I’m working toward a second solo exhibition, I’m making a guest appearance as artist in residence at Mundaring Art Centre in February, and I’m committed to getting regular with this blogging thing. Wish me luck!!!

I hope every one of you has a frikkin-fantastic new year and had a wonderful time over the Christmas period.

All the best!

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pleased to meet you

Well hello, weren’t ready for that big ol’ face staring back at you now were you! I’ve had my dear friend Michelle back in to take more snaps of me, the studio and some of the hound for good measure.

A lot’s been happening in my little studio; it’s been custom-made diamond jewellery central around here. Starting with my best girl’s wedding rings (congratulations Angelique and Brian Kraft!), and then rounding out with the unique rings pictured below for two lovely clients that are getting hitched in 2014. They were a pleasure to make, the gold and diamonds were re-cycled from three rings given to them by his family. Just quietly I’m particularly taken by the ladies ring, I have an urge to use the idea in a series; watch this space.

For those of you who don’t know, many moons ago (think late 90’s) I spent 3 years as an apprentice jeweller. Due to circumstances beyond my control (and a natural aversion to formality) I never completed said apprenticeship. Recently inspired by my proximity to other people learning, I bit bullet and signed up for my qualification by recognition of prior learning! It probably means very little, except that I have the opportunity to learn a few tips and tricks from the trade that I missed with my final year, and that once I have my qualification I will have the freedom to take on an apprentice of my own should I wish. And I’m having a ball picking and choosing tricky tradie exercises to do to prove my skills set is complete!

So, any of you out there want a fancy setting for your precious stone, a handmade eternity ring or a tennis bracelet, hells bells, I’m here for you; more now than ever before!

PS. I have a new facebook page; have a look, there’s lots of lovely pics.

nadia-and-cam-2

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