Thursday 31 January 2008

Viewing till the weekend in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre

Karen Harper, a lady of taste, energy and conviction, opened a new gallery in Dun Laoghaire, "Expose Yourself", shortly before Christmas. It is located on the third floor of the old Dun Laoghaire shopping centre (across the road from the church on Georges Street).

You can read more about the gallery and about Karen's amazing and energetic support for craft workers at the following address:

Exceptionally she can include, just for this week, a display of the work of various JEWELLERY DESIGNERS, from the well-established people who have participated in the recent 'Showcase' right down to my humble self.

You can see a small selection of my FW pearl and semi-precious stone jewellery, appropriately, on the bottom shelves of the case at the window ('True Colours'). I feel my work is very modest when compared with some of the magnificent jewellery on display, but then it lends itself to being worn both day and evening...

If you get an opportunity to go along between now and Saturday evening, this is a chance to see what I have been making, in a neutral non-pressured environment.

Included are some attractive pieces I have made earlier this month where I have combined silver and gold-filled spacers with my silk-stranded pearls, as well as a taster of some large stud pearls I have been making up this month after eventually tracking down a supplier of top quality LARGE half-drilled pearls!

When I find my camera download lead, I will post some pics. Meanwhile I include a nice crazy-lace agate necklace made in November, lovely with cream, mustard, biscuit, cinnamon, all the 'coffee and cream' range of neutrals. Unfortunately the photo is slightly out of focus!

I am always happy to make up a necklace, earrings or even bracelets to complement a regular or special outfit - just give me 2-3 weeks notice to be sure of getting what you want!