Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sale

Happy Sunday to you. Having a wee sale at the Sasha+Max Madeit store, lots of beauties reduced for a short time - a good time to fill up the presents cupboard.
Items on sale as of 12/3/17 include the below.  All are one offs so grab them while you can.









Sunday, 15 January 2017

Colour vs Neutrals

Well hello, long time no see, and a belated Happy New Year to you.

Hope you and your families are well, had a good break, and for Australian readers that you are succeeding in staying cool in this hot humid weather. We talk about weather a lot, don't we? It's a weird obsession of mine since school days.

Here's some new pieces created over the holidays - some very colourful pieces and one very neutral.

These will be added to the shops over the next few days.





Woodland

Sunshine Days
Circuitous

Circuitous



Lots of bead shopping was done over the break, and little packages now keep arriving (got to love that)  - a bundle of Graceful Willow beads came just in time for weekend beading.

Look at those colours ! Cindy makes amazingly unique beads, might need to go back for more.

Enjoy the week.
Earrings made with Graceful willow beads - great colour and pattern ! 

The Sasha+Max Studio shop links are
Etsy
Madeit.com



Monday, 3 October 2016

Inspired by art - Frida Kahlo

It's a long weekend in Sydney - a good time for reflection and creative pursuits.
My sister-in law Grace suggested that I join her for the Frida Kahlo Diego Rivera exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. What a wonderfully curated show it was, telling in detail about their tumultuous life, the world at that time and the stories behind each work.


Photo by Nickolas Muray
Self Portrait with necklace



Frida was an amazing women who dealt with some very tough health issues, and died tragically young in her mid 40's. She was a total ground breaker for women in art, never playing by rules.

 I felt totally inspired both by her work and use of colour, and particularly by Frida's very individual look. 
Photo by Edward Weston


Her way of wearing chunky jewellery paired with authentic Mexican clothing was enough to get me back to the jewellery studio to make the below, and online to build my chunky bead stash.

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/482854935/frida-chunky-necklace-turquoise-red-and?ref=shop_home_active_1
Frida
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/482854935/frida-chunky-necklace-turquoise-red-and?ref=shop_home_active_1




Get in fast as the show at AGNSW closes on 23 October.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Bohemian style and Bird on a Rainbow

Tassel necklace
Hi there. Hope your weekend has been creative. Hard to find the time some days.

I bought this Tibetan bead from Lima beads in the US - isn't she lovely? She had to be the focus of a statement necklace.

Enamel beads seem to be also going into my pieces of late - love the texture and colours. One day I will make my own when I can get some flame space organized and work out how to ship Barbara Lewis' torch flame tools to Australia.

Tassel
I also was tinkering with some other bright beads, one of Humblebeads gorgeous birds paired with a Golem lentil bead. Classic layout. Made for each other.



Bird on a rainbow
Bird on a Rainbow

Bohemian style and Bird on a Rainbow

Tassel necklace
Hi there. Hope your weekend has been creative. Hard to find the time some days.

I bought this Tibetan bead from Lima beads in the US - isn't she lovely? She had to be the focus of a statement necklace.

Enamel beads seem to be also going into my pieces of late - love the texture and colours. One day I will make my own when I can get some flame space organized and work out how to ship Barbara Lewis' torch flame tools to Australia.

Tassel
I also was tinkering with some other bright beads, one of Humblebeads gorgeous birds paired with a Golem lentil bead. Classic layout. Made for each other.



Bird on a rainbow
Bird on a Rainbow

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Rust styling

 Autumn is making a very slow start in Sydney, we still are having balmy 25C days. In anticipation of the cooler weather, I'm embracing the rust tones in my clothing and jewellery. Carnelian beads are perfect for this time of year.


This is a little collage of some of my favourite pairings. Earrings available at Sasha and Max Etsy and Madeit shops. Clothes by Country Road and Trenery (this post is not sponsored, I just like their range and am a frequent buyer! )





Sunday, 6 March 2016

Enameled Colour

With the sorry exchange rate between the Australian and the US dollar and ballooning postal rates I've been trying to source more of my art beads from local artists.

This necklace features torch fired enamel beads by the lovely Liz de Luca from Queensland.


Sunday Play

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/271120452/sunday-play-multi-colour-enameled-beaded?ref=shop_home_active_1