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Pencil Shavings Pendants

Melbourne based jewelry designer, Victoria Mason has a thing for turning ordinary house-hold items into some really funky jewelry. 

Seeing the extra-ordinary in the ordinary takes real talent and a keen eye. She’s taken something most see as a waste by-product of art and turned it into a unique piece of art.

This sterling silver and enamel, pencil shaving  pendant, hangs on a 52cm sterling silver chain. I think it’s really cute & different.

See more of Victoria’s work at,

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Storytelling With Beads

I’ve done lots and lots of creative research as of late.  And for some reason I keep stumbling unto the most interesting and yet time-consuming works of art. In this fast pace society there seems hardy any space for anything that can’t be done in 0.8 seconds. Honest I’ve found myself being swept up into the high-speed vortex we call modern-day  living. High demand equals, high productivity equals, high cash flow. Right? But what about quality.?

 I know it sounds horrible but I was very guilty of exiling some really good ideas to the wayside because I thought they took  up way to much of my precious time. But honestly it has nothing to do with the wasting of precious time, more like being obsessed with result  & a short attention span.

I’d like to think that these finds have come along to show that great things need great amounts of time. That some of the best works do take a while and are worth the while. Maybe I need to slow down be more observant and see what unfolds in the process instead of racing towards some un-fulfilling hasty result.

With all that being said let me share with you my newest discovery, jewelry designer or better said, Jewelry Artist Teresa Sullivan. I think Artist is more suiting of a title because her work goes beyond that which we consider adornment. She painstakingly threads beads into beautiful works of art, creating sculptural designs that demand attention. Her is work is mind-blowing and most definitely worth the while. She doesn’t only seclude her time to that of jewelry making. She also creates tapestries and other beaded objects. Her pieces tell a story of super heroines, comics and science fiction. Although meant to be worn on the body each piece can independently stand on its own. They’re not just jewelry.

Ecstasy Necklace photo: Dan Kvitka

Here is a video documenting the time, work  and dedication it takes to create these amazing pieces.

Teresa Sullivan Bead Artist Documentary from Ian Lucero on Vimeo

See more of  Teresa Sullivan’s work at


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Are You Kidding Me?!

My 2 favorite things have come together and formed a holy bond that no man shall break asunder. Yes people, food & Jewelry have become one. Feast your eyes upon this holy joining.

How cute is this stackable Hamburger ring with all the fixings?

See other delectable delights here at Q-pot!


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The Glee Manifesto Link: Anu Rock & Metal Jewelry


Beautiful Jewelry made of rock and metal by the talented Nkrumah Sekou Jennings. He gives a pretty fascinating account of how a pilgrimage retracing the route of african slaves led him unexpectedly into jewelry making. His story is an interesting one on how seemingly chance encounters can lead to destiny.

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