Friday, 30 March 2012


Over the last couple of weeks I have been trying to locate my own style again.  I love trolling the web and drooling over other artist's works, but sometimes it has you questioning your own level of skill or ability to come up with a fabulous idea.  I went looking for glass tutorials that would expand my skills on a " that's my type of style" basis.  I found some wonderful tutorials, one from Sarah Hornik and other from CCGlassArt.  I have still not tried the murrini tutorial, I am not sure whether it is a fear factor or just knowing that I can not come out of the studio once I start.

This week I completed a custom necklace for a friend that incorporated one of my beads that she like with recycled copper, it was nice to make a completed item for a change.  As per usual I left it right to the last minute to construct it, why do we do this to ourselves?

The weather has started to cool down as well over the last fortnight and my new project with Artisan Beaders of Australia has got my mind running at an incredible speed.  I have so many projects that I want to do, it is finding the time to fit them all in and give them the justice that they deserve.  Between trying to get fit and going to the gym, full time work, my own bead making, my oracle card readings and my Facebook projects I am finding it hard to organise myself.  Oh did I mention that I have four children (one is mine, three are my partner's) living in my house at the moment as well over the school holidays!!!!

I feel I need to lock myself in my room with my ipad and plan a schedule - but the trouble is trying to stick to it when life gets in the way.

So I might just have to pry myself off the computer, and while no one needs to be fed, get started on the plan.  Wish me luck.

Today I also picked my first capsicums from the neglected veggie garden, another thing to add to the plan.

Cheers Tania

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Artisan Beaders of Australia

Well it is out there now....  I have had an idea swimming around in my head for quite some time.  Using my social media background I wanted to help promote the things I love the most..... artisan beads.

I wanted to create a place for us Aussie beaders to shine, be loved by the masses and maybe even earn a buck or two doing the things that we love.

I have a book full of ideas, scribbles, inspiration and mostly the drive to help serve this creative community to the best of my ability.

I am not the most patient person and sometimes things for me are a bit like a roller coaster when it comes to ideas,  I do not have all the answers or all the knowledge but I love to research, lurk and explore all I need to know to help me grow.

The journey has now just began and my project is in its infancy, I have big hopes for this venture which will see Australian artisan bead makers proudly on top of the creative world, not just down under. So head on over to stage one of the tour to our new facebook page "Artisan Beaders of Australia" (ABA) for short.

Cheers Tania!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Goddesses, Gemstones, and Going for it.

It has been a big couple of weeks for me, I have been slowly settling back into my creative and spiritual side.  Funny how some things fall off the spectrum when you are stressed. 

Since listening to my gut instinct about asking the lovely Danielle about her stocking my creations in her shop L'abundance, a lot of things have taken a turn for the better.  Attitude, courage and determination have a lot to do with gathering the abundance that you seek in your life, and over the last couple of weeks I have been graced with abundance in a lot of different areas.

I have let some of my sculptural skills emerge over the last couple of weeks - producing some amazing goddess beads with some wonderful TAG glass.  These have been a pleasure to make and the ones left are gracing the shelves of L'abundance.  I will be making some more for sale on my etsy, and facebook stores very soon, and there will be a goddess give-away happening very soon as well.

So time for some photos.



Now the part about going for it was the scariest part,  for some time now I have been reading Oracle cards and doing readings for friends.  For the past 6 months I have been wanting to start a facebook page offering my card reading services as well as giving a free daily card reading on the page for everyone to benefit from.  I was worried about what some of my friends and colleagues would say as I don't really talk about doing it much in general conversation.  I have had constant validation from different sources that this was a venture that I should be taking, it just took courage for me to finally do it, and stay true to myself.  

So if you are interested pop over to Oracle Card Readings.  This avenue also helps me promote my Healing Heart Jewellery range where I create gemstone jewellery that possess healing energy for the wearer.  Here is one of the creations that I made this week.

Fluorite Gemstone Charm Bracelet

Fluorite aids in concentration and intuition, it increases positive energy and helps to capture negative energy. If you’re seeking overall physical and emotional balance, the fluorite gemstone is the one for you.

Cheers Tania!