o sea shells
o silver lining
o sense of place
o plant materials
o recycled materials
The gemfields in Central Queensland have been our destination in August 2009 and May to September 2010. There seems to be something really special about this place. People told us that they came here just for a visit - 20 years ago. Others fell in love and staked their claim to which they come back for a peaceful few months every year. If they dig up some sapphires or zircons it's an added bonus.
I found myself picking up rocks I found interesting. The ubiquity of shapes, colours, textures fascinates me. 1000km down the track I finally left some of my collection behind. The bag is still too heavy. I slowly start to enjoy just using the stones I find around me, as many as I need at the time.
Gemfields, sterling silver, found rocks
Queen with Sapphires, sterling silver, sapphires