26/06/09 - A glasses lens from an old pair of glasses, bought 925 silver chain and 925 silver wire
Monday, June 29, 2009
25/06/09 - A plastic horse from a christmas cracker, Rubber used in the building industry and 925 silver
Posted by Zoe Brand at 5:21 AM
24/06/09 - "$10 Silver" - Bank plastic change bag, approx $10 worth of 925 silver and stainless steel
Posted by Zoe Brand at 5:18 AM
Friday, June 26, 2009
More brooches coming soon I promise!
In the mean time you will just have to cope with my little bit of excitement (jumping up and down on the couch excited) for a Saturday morning. You know its going to be a good day when you open up your e-mail and what should be waiting very patiently to be perused at great length, but my beloved Klimt02 newsletter (yes, I am a complete nerd). As I scrolled through the list of tasty treats, I came upon the Studio 20/17 Winter Brooches Exhibition (which they had asked me to write very briefly about my view on the roll of the 'Brooch' in contemporary society, oh and to 'keep it light'). Needless to say the build up of anticipation while waiting those few minutes for the link to load (damn internet capping) was well worth it. I took my time inspecting the few images of the represented artists, just to savor the moment before getting to the bottom of the page. There it was in all its glory, my little piece of writing (NB. this was my first piece of commissioned writing, so surely Im allowed a little bit of self love?!) with my name attached to the end; Zoe Brand (Contemporary Jeweller, Writer). Well to tell you the truth, I'm not sure I would actually call myself either of those things, but I guess it doesn't hurt to occasionally talk yourself up. ha!
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:42 PM
Monday, June 22, 2009
23/06/09 - Given and Collect Material (Aluminum Squares (given by a friend who worked in a commercial curtain factory)) & bought gold plated cameo brooch back/pins
Posted by Zoe Brand at 6:12 PM
21/06/09 - "HUGE RANGE, GREAT PRICES' - Collected Material (Prouds - The Jewellers Sale Catalogue), Binding wire and Stainless Steel.
Posted by Zoe Brand at 5:36 PM
Sunday, June 21, 2009
19/06/09 - Found Object (one of the many discarded/crushed/rusted bottle tops I have a collected along the way) and a bought finding.
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:07 PM
18/06/09 - 'SOLD' - (found 'sale' sign from my place of employment) with a magnet and steel disk as fastening.
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:03 PM
17/06/09 - Reclaimed Material ( Plastic washers that come between magnets (the super super strong ones)) and Stainless Steel
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:01 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Posted by Zoe Brand at 4:13 PM
Monday, June 15, 2009
15/06/09 - Found Object (Cap Gun Cartridges, what do you suppose happened to the other rounds?) and Stainless Steel.
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:46 PM
14/06/09 - Found Material (some sort of poly/rubber used in the building industry) and one side of the Velcro machine.
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:39 PM
13/06/09 - Taken Material (Plastic leaf 'taken' from the bath room at GAFFA gallery on the day I moved out of the studios) and Stainless Steel
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:34 PM
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:29 PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
11/06/09 - Dodgy 'Scotch Bright' bought from Aldi fashioned into a speech bubble and Stainless Steel
Posted by Zoe Brand at 11:33 PM
10/06/09 - Found Material (stiff and meshlike fabric, previously used to wrap a present I once received) and Stainless Steel
Posted by Zoe Brand at 11:29 PM
09/06/09 - 'Annies Shoes' - Shoelace cut from a pair of very expensive shoes (given freely by Annie who runs a shoe shop across the way from my place of work) and Stainless Steel.
Posted by Zoe Brand at 11:24 PM
Monday, June 8, 2009
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:31 PM
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:27 PM
06/06/09 - 'Fresh & Fruity' - Word cut from a Birthday Card (given by my parents, of an artwork by Robert Mcpherson) and Stainless Steel
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:23 PM
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:20 PM
Thursday, June 4, 2009
04/06/09 - Found material (plastic EFTPOS rolls from a standard Commonwealth Bank Retail EFTPOS machine), stainless steel wire
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:24 PM
Posted by Zoe Brand at 3:18 PM
Monday, June 1, 2009
01/06/09 - Found material (rusted metal) & stainless steel
Day one of my new project - 365 Brooches.
Inspired by a few crafty people I've decided to produce my own '365 project', as you may have guessed, the outcome will be a brooch a day for one year! I am yet to decide if I will place some restrictions on the project i.e. only make brooches out of red materials for a week or just make it a free for all, either way this will be a full-on project. I'm pretty excited, this is going to be one huge challenge and it's really going test my staying power.
I will probably create yet another blog to document the progress and post some images every few days, so check back to see how it all starts to ebb and flow.
Posted by Zoe Brand at 2:29 AM