Sunday, October 26, 2008

Industrial Floral - Is that an Oxymoron?

I've been playing with rubber rings in my chainmaille for a while. I love the industrial look of the rubber contrasting against the sterling silver.
But these are a departure for me - I'm not usually the flowery type, but I liked how these turned out.

I'm going to give these a quick tumble polish and they are heading down to Behind The Monkey

My favourite is the cross - it's a whopping 8.5cm long, not for the faint hearted :)

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Etsy Street Teams

I opened my Etsy store in 2006 and one of the things we do to promote ourselves and others on Etsy is to join Street teams.

I'm a member of several teams - Here they are:

The most recent one I joined is the Metal Smiths in Action Street team. It's members are talented silver and metal smiths - check them out here

Because of my love of Chainmaille, I'm also a member of the Chainmaillers Guild - Here's their blog

The others I'm part of don't promote a specific Craft or Art but more a location.
The DUST Team stands for The Down Under Street Team and is open to all Etsy Sellers in Australia. Lots of Aussie talent right here

Last but not least is my local Perth team - Made on The Left - they've formed a committee and are not only promoting Etsy but are supporting all things Art & Craft in Perth. They have run a successful Craft Market and the second one is coming up very soon. If you are a Perth Local, be sure to get along to the Hyde Park Hotel on November 15th. See their blog or website for more info.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Spinach & Potato Frittata

This is usually a jewellery blog but I was asked for this recipe so today it's a recipe blog!
No picture because we ate it before it could be photographed but I make this old stand by pretty regularly so I'll add a pic later. It's vegetarian but not vegan!

Measurements are approximate - you can pretty much add more or less of any of the ingredients - or substitute low fat products if you like.

*250g box frozen chopped spinach - thawed and drained - press through a strainer to get all the moisture out.
* About 3 small or 2 large potatoes - peeled & cubed and at least part cooked. I nuke 'em.
* 250g tub of cottage cheese
* about 1 cup (125g) of Tasty cheese grated
* About 1/2 cup cream - I use sour cream sometimes or ordinary cream other times
* About 1/2 cup of milk - soy is fine too.
* 4 Eggs - beaten.
* Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix together and pour into a greased pie or medium baking dish. Cook about 35 - 40 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
Cut into slices to serve - great hot, cold or at room temp! Yum with a salad - good lunch dish. Pin It

Monday, October 06, 2008

New Blog - Behind The Monkey

I've been busy today setting up a new blog.
It's not for me - it's for my sister's shop in Highgate here in the Perth - Behind The Monkey.

If you're a Perth local and haven't seen the shop it's definitely worth a trip down to Highgate to have a look. If you're not from Perth have a look at the blog to see what you're missing :)

Behind The Monkey sells Jewellery (including mine!) and a Fabulous selection of Homewares and Novelty Items. It has a wonderful Gallery room - "The Cracked Gallery" which has been host to exhibitions of many talented local artists
including Seng Mah, and
Ali J,
just to name a couple.

Check the blog or better yet, get down there ;) Pin It