Sunday, 29 September 2013

Fruitopian Dreams

A new collection of fun jewels for spring. Launching in the Curio Cabinet at Gaffa Gallery's store, sterling on Thursday 3 October.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Social media and the blogger

I finally succumbed to a Facebook page for my jewellery. If you would like to 'like' it that would be very nice. I called it Melinda Young Contemporary Jewellery. I also post (extremely) regularly on Instagram and enjoy the creative community there very much, I have meet some truly lovely people via this image sharing forum and find it inspiring, amusing and a great way to share visual thoughts and my work. I'm unnaturaljeweller if you fancy looking me up.
It is difficult though to maintain all these things, hence blog posts have become increasingly sporadic this year as I try to juggle the busy, busy business of business and life. Making jewellery, teaching, being someone's Mum and partner. In many ways all this technology at our fingertips enabling us to share what we do personally and with immediacy makes life for makers more exciting, yet at the same time when is it all too much? I'm trying now to decide what to do about my website - it's lovely but it's out of date. I know I need one, but how much and what do I need?
I know I'm not the only one asking thes questions and I wonder what you do?

Sequin Fever

I have been making a very sparkly range for Pieces of Eight in Melbourne over the past year with sequins ahoy! Here are some moody grey pieces from the Confetti Collection:

Basket fever

This year I learned how to make baskets. My guru is my dear friend Michele. You can find her and all the amazing things she does at
Here are a few of my efforts...