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18 January, 2013

All about rust - Part 2

Here is the rest of the series I named "Junk exibition" with some details:

By tomorow everything should be dry and I would be able to hang them on the wall (provided I find space on my walls that would fit 6 pictures 25.5 x 30 cm/each)

15 January, 2013

All about rust

Playing with rusty findings...
More to come...

29 December, 2012

Getting into rusy things

I have collected huge amount of junk and sinse there is no room for another shad I decided it is time for cleaning (sadly I realised that I am still slower in creating than shopping).
Here is one of few projects: Canvas 30x25 cm.


23 October, 2012

Piece of jewelry

I did another class with lovely Stephanie Lee back in September and made my very first piece of jewelry that is completely finished (and already given away). Wire still frustrates me and even though I know that is only the matter of practice (which I refuse to do) the little wraps and loops don't look that bad (??????). Anyway I am very happy how it turned out and the person receiving it did like her present (that is all that matters).

25 September, 2012

Time for blogging...

This is just the short post to catch up with my blog. Unfortunately there is less and less time for blogging. I apologize to all my friends for not visiting their blogs for a while but life is too hectic, lots is happening and all my spare time I try to relax in my little studio.

Here are just some of the books that I have finished and given away and many more covers are awaiting for the signatures to be cut to size and bound.


23 June, 2012


Many have asked me if I'm still on the creative side and the answer is: YES!!! I have finished a new altered book and another one is just about to have the finishing touches. I know it is long time since my last post but I am trying to avoid another pressure in my life.

Well I have been doing bits and pieces and here is "Faithful" - an altered book made for an 80 years old New Zealand lady I never met but her daughter, a friend of mine, asked me if I could make a book for her mother like one I made for mine. For a short period of time I had ahead of me and limited supply and no time to browse trough the secondhand shops I'm pretty happy with the result. The only thing I regret is that I didn't have time to take as many photos as I would've liked especially the completed book after bookbinding it together. There are so many little books (albums) inside this book, all with different bookbinding patterns, and I hope I will get photos taken for me and have evidence of this piece.

23 February, 2012

More soldered books

My soldered books are getting bigger and I'm having more and more fun making them. Unfortunately I'm also running low on solder and have to find way to source lead-free solder from USA (it is such huge price difference). If anyone knows any company that would ship to Australia it would be much unappreciated.