Dreamers Market – Parramatta Riverside Theatre

November 5, 2012 in Exhibitions & Competitions, Updates by Wendylee

Only 40 days left to go for the Dreamers Christmas Markets.

Markets will be held at Parramatta Riverside Theatre on Saturday the 15th December. Great timing for last minute Christmas shopping and supporting local artists in buying handmade.

I will be exhibiting my jewellery at the markets and have been very busy preparing. I have not been making much stock yet, but I seem to making lots of lists of the the things  to do.

In the leed up to the markets I have been busy making my displays, cutting labels. stamping things and all the whole lot of other preparations for my stall.

Packaging is something I am stuck. Not sure whether to go with my regular packaging or change it to Christmas themed? Or perhaps just offer Christmas packaging as an option?


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Do you Pin?

November 4, 2012 in Inspiration, Updates by Wendylee

Once upon a time in a world faraway there use to be a thing called a pinboard. Usually made of cork that you would hang on your wall and you would pin things to it. Pretty pictures, photographs of loved ones, somthing that inspires you. These inventions used to hang above your desk. The purpose of these pinboards was to make you smile, laugh, dream or create.

Although these “pinboards” still do exist, there is a new kid in town called Pinterest.  Virtual pinboards. No more tearing pictures out of magazines in waiting rooms. All is required is a mere click of the button. “Pin it” and its been added to your pinboard. Sounds like witchcraft.

So are you a pinterest addict? Create numerous boards to add wonderful pictures of places you will go, things you will make, or simply things that make you giggle.

My name is Wendy and I am a Pinterest addict

I create boards for ideas for new collections I have in mind, researching those ideas. Things I like and reflect my personality. Generally things that inspire me.

If you are interested in taking a look at my my boards.  Follow me on Pinterest








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Día de los Muertos (Day of The Dead)

November 2, 2012 in Inspiration, Madeit, New Products by Wendylee

Día de los Muertos is a day of celebration and remembering those that have died. It is a public holiday in Mexico and is a 2 ay long festival.

Altars are built for the passed and offerings are made of Sugar skulls, marigolds, toys for little children and their favourite foods.

This holiday/festival is observed in countries all over the world.

To celebrate Día de los Muertos I have made sugar skull earrings.




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Day Fourteen – Immersion – 14 Day Photo Challenge

October 26, 2012 in 14 Day Photo Challenge by Wendylee

Sound the trumpets and roll out the red carpet I have officially made it to the end of the 14  Day Photo Challenge inspired by the Triple J’s hottest 100 albums of all time. I have really enjoyed the challenge and pushing myself creatively each day.

Its amazing what you learn and what you can achieve when you set aside a little time each day just to be creative and have fun.  I would like to thank Samara from Maddabling for organising this challenge an allowing me to participate. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself.

So our final challenge was “Immersion” the album title of the group Pendulum.  This type of music is workout music to me. Should be sweating it out at the gym boxing or cycling like you are racing Tour de France.

The definition according to the free dictionary online is:

immersion – sinking until covered completely with water, dip – a brief immersion

immersion – (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse

immersion – complete attention; intense mental effort

immersion – a form of baptism in which part or all of a person’s body is submerged

immersion – the act of wetting something by submerging it

So thats when inspiration struck me…. Dip – A brief immersion…

Now for my final challenge photograph i give to you……. Drum roll……

Biscuit – A brief immersion in Hommus.



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Day Thirteen – Human Frailty – 14 Day Photo Challenge

October 25, 2012 in 14 Day Photo Challenge by Wendylee

Second Last day of the 14 day Photo Challenge and this one nearly broke me. The challenges became harder as we progressed further into the challenge. It might also be the fact that the first week provided more opportunities for me to be out and about that I have not had for the second week.  I have always come up with something and today I persevered.

Challenge was “Human Frailty” album title of Hunters and Collectors. An Australian iconic band that most would have seen live at one time in their lives.

I went with a song title on the album called “The Finger” an you will be happy to know I behaved myself and take a photo o my “rude Finger”.

Don’t forget to check out what the other participants have been coming up with for the challenge.

Maddabling Blog – 14 Day Photo Challenge


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Day Twelve – Three – 14 Day Photo Challenge

October 24, 2012 in 14 Day Photo Challenge by Wendylee

Day twelve of the 14 Day Photo Challenge. Today’s challenge is “Three” the album title The John Butler Trio.

My photograph is a trivet on a tripod casting a trio of shadows. Only Two more days to go until we reach the end of this challenge. I am a little sad that it will be ending as I have really enjoyed the creative challenge.

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Day Eleven- Tea and Sympathy – 14 Day Photo Challenge

October 23, 2012 in 14 Day Photo Challenge by Wendylee

Nearly at the finish line, we are at Day Eleven.

Today’s inspiration for the 14 Day Photo Challenge is “Tea and Sympathy” the title of Bernard Fanning’s album.

I was aiming to do a photograph of song title “yesterday is gone”. I tried a few shots but they just weren;t working for me. I soon lost interest in what I was trying to achieve and became fascinated with my cup of tea. This was not what I was trying to achieve and I think I failed this particular challenge miserably. Any sympathy for me?

At least I amuse myself.


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Day Ten – Lovers – 14 Day Photo Challenge

October 22, 2012 in 14 Day Photo Challenge by Wendylee

Nearly across he finish line. For today’s inspiration it was “Lovers” album title for the group Sleepy Jackson.

I actually enjoy this album, nice to have playing whilst brainstorming at my bench.

This photograph was taken early this morning. I have been trying to get a shot for days and days of the two of them. I was woken up by the VERY loud conversation that the two of them were having. It is the strangest sound two cats having a conversation. They just sat there chatting, didn’t fight just talked at the top of there lungs. I wish I had audio so that you coul hear the conversation.

So my photograph is of my cat Leo and his “Lover” (basement cat) No wonder I couldn’t get a photo of them with the other being black.


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Roller Printing, Texturing Workshop – Sydney Jewellery School

October 21, 2012 in Sydney Jewellery School, Updates, Workshops by Wendylee

Roller Printing and Texturing Metal

I will be teaching this great workshop at the Sydney Jewellery school on Saturday 3rd November.

Its a fun day long workshop with lots of experimenting and playing.

Learn how to use a rolling mill and create texture on metal with everyday items. that you will find around the house. Hand texture metal using various hammers and found objects.

We will also be playing with various patinas, to colour and highlight the textures you have made.

When: Saturday 3rd November 2012

Where: Sydney Jewellery School : 30 – 40 Harcourt Parade Rosebery, NSW

Bookings : Roller Printing Workshop


Earrings I have made using Roller Printing Techniques


Sterling Silver Ring Created using Roller Printing Techniques

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Red Glassy Goodness

October 21, 2012 in New On Etsy, New Products, Updates by Wendylee

Donuts without the calories. Not possible I hear you say. Well if they are made of glass than you wouldn’t want to eat them.

Have listed lots of glass donuts on Cabochons Galore

Various shades of reds. I am loving red at the moment and wearing lots of it as well.

These fused glass donuts have large holes that have been drilled into them. They look fantastic threaded up on torn saris, various threads and fibres, Perhaps even a kumihimo braid.

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