The Treasury workshop at Zeally and Cliff, Torquay.

30 Apr
Tassel making at The Treasury workshop!

Tassel making at The Treasury workshop!

In a little beach town called Torquay lives a gorgeous little workshop named Zeally and Cliff. I recently delivered a full-day workshop here and had a delightful day with the ladies who came to learn how to fix and re-create their old jewellery.

Here’s what some of the students had to say about the workshop:

“I learnt some great skills and Emma is a very lovely, relaxed and patient tutor and was generous in sharing her skills. A warm and cosy room” Sarah, Jan Juc.

“Thought [it was] fantastic from start to finish, great, thoroughly enjoyed the day. Emma explained things really well…. it was great to be shown and then do it myself. I was also inspired by what everybody else was making.” Deb, Parkdale.

Zeally and Cliff was a beautiful place to teach; the workshop room was sunny and open, and our host Kathryn is one of the loveliest people you’ll meet. If you’re in the area, I recommend checking them out!

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Once More, With Love 2-day workshop at Northcity4 February 23rd & 24th

20 Feb

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The Once More, With Love weekend workshop is an opportunity to experience a hands on and creative approach to sustainability. It is an awareness raising and skill sharing workshop in which participants will recreate donated jewellery, whilst learning about sustainability. Functioning similarly to Radical Jewellery Makeovers run by the Ethical Metalsmiths, myself and Suse Scholem (Founder and co-curator of Once More, With Love) will collaborate to host the workshop. Workshop participants will undergo the same challenge as Once More, With Love makers, creating a piece of jewellery to take home for their very own!

DATE:

10am – 4pm Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 Feburary 2013

Tickets here:

http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=37914

This event is accompanying Once More, With Love as part of the 2013 Sustainable Living Festival 

Treasury workshop at Craft for SLF

15 Feb
The Treasury at Craft

The Treasury at Craft

Looking forward to Saturday’s Look. Stop. Swap. workshop at Craft.

This will be a different kind of jewellery workshop, with attendees getting a chance to work on a range of great designs together. Everything old really is new again!

Click here for more details on Craft’s website.

Missy Higgins wearing Tucker & Grace jewellery

20 Nov

Well, it hasn’t even been officially launched yet but our first piece from the new Tucker & Grace collection shone bright under the spotlight while adorning the lovely neck of one Missy Higgins yesterday on a popular morning TV show. The amazingly talented Kate Tucker and I made this piece using 98% recycled materials. We’re pretty proud and we hope you like it too! Each piece in our collection is hand made so no two will ever be the same. And they’re so new they’re not even in the shops yet, but send us an email if you’d like to own one of these beauties for yourself.

Missy Higgins wearing Tucker & Grace neckpiece

Northcity4 ‘Pozible’ campaign a great success!

13 Nov

Northcity4 and I raised $2625 for our sustainable jewellery project!

As a result, I’ll be spending the next six months in residence at Northcity4 contemporary jewellery studio. While I’m there I’ll be researching and creating a sustainable collection of jewellery with the support of Northcity4 director and tenant, Ali Limb. I’ll also be working with Northcity4 to develop a list of recommendations and an action plan for sustainable improvements to their studio.

I have moved in and am LOVING spending time making jewellery surrounded by other professional jewellers and like-minded people. Here’s some pics of the studio – I haven’t quite got around to making my bench area look pretty yet but you can see it’s in a nice productive mess already.

Northcity4 Studios

Little friends at my bench

The Project Space

Thank you to all the amazing people who generously gave their support!!!

Matt Wicking, Anna Davern, Sam Dugdale, Fin Mactier, Cheryl duxson, Philippa Davern, sarah edwards, Paul Fritze, Nicola Cerini, Melanie Katsalidis, Ramona Barry, Lisa Lubbock, Ilka White, Kate Stanton, Nadine Treister, Vicki Mason, Karen O Donovan, Jane Newbery, Kirsty Smith, Roseanne Bartley, Min Oliver, Loring Harkness, Maria Lieberth, Maria Lieberth, Nina Ellis, Danni Bryant, Ali Crowe, Zoe Brand, Mel Young, Florian Kaiser, Laura Binks, Julie Kiefel, Elenni Balis, Frances Alanna Knight, Jillian Carroll, Vesna Stefanov, Emily Dunstan, Jess Fritze, Peter & Meredith Wicking, allona goren, Lilli McCubbin, Kate Tucker, Liz Kennedy, Suzy Sagar, Jess Telford, Caz Guiney, Katherine Bowman, Valerie Odewahn, Jo Jepsen, Deborah McArdle, Claire McArdle, Inari Kiuru, Lucy James, Vicky Wittmann-lamb, Liz Franzmann, Erica Sanders, Karyn Herath, Eliza Muirhead, Lara Hook and Cass Partington.

The Treasury school workshops at Melbourne Girls Grammar

4 Sep

For our sixth and final workshop at Melbourne Girls Grammar we re-designed reading glasses into new and fabulous Haute Couture pieces using recycled and reclaimed materials. The creators of these fine examples of creativity and resourcefulness are only 12 years old!

Do Re Me + The Treasury jewellery workshop

21 Aug

If you haven’t yet heard of Do Re Me it’s time to get with the program. The Craft Cubed festival program that is! Do Re Me has created a festival within a festival; ‘Share the Love’ is a celebration of all things crafty with a host of fantastic workshops and creative happenings.

Last Saturday I hosted a bumper four-hour edition of The Treasury at Do Re Me headquarters in Elsternwick. Incorporating a shop and a workshop area, visiting Do Re Me on a grey winter’s afternoon is like walking into a rosewater-frosted cupcake that has just come out of the oven – all warm and tasty, and filled with sweetness and light!

Workshopping designs using old jewellery

These gorgeous pendants were made by an 11 year old who had carefully selected each trinket to represent the person who was to receive the necklace as a gift!

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