Rust & Dust Collection One

Greenrooster "The Chook Raffel"  painted rooster toy, silver chain, bingo marker c1960s, hand dyed silk ribbon, crystal beads, glass beads, Thai silver bead c1980s.... $40

When I was a very little girl, and the snippets of adult conversation become the stepping stones to the world between imagination and reality, I formed a very clear picture of the good old Aussie Chook Raffle. Dad was a tradie, and as they do, would stop into the pub on payday. We lived in Lilyfield, near Balmain and back then had a garden that kept us in fruit and veggies and bantams that kept us in eggs and me very happy. I loved those beautiful tiny chickens, glossy bejeweled feathers, personalities of starlets.
Dad would come home on paydays with pockets full of lollies for us and Mum would always ask how he went in the Chook Raffle. I would listen with held breath for I thought it was OUR bantams that where being raffled off! “No luck Mother, no luck”. I would run to bed happy, knowing that my little backyard mates where safe for another week.

OK here we go... Collection of my found art jewellery. Hope to have an online store up soon. In the meantime... email or call me if you are interested in a piece. I will have these collections on show at the Mary Place Exhibition in September
Three collections for Spring/Summer :) "Dinosaurs & Diamonds, Bottletop Beauties, "and a few ring-ins.
I alter EVERYTHING... my clothes, my hair (ok ok I got rid of that big blonde slash last month!!), my shoes and yes my jewellery. More to the point i have never found much that I liked, oh other than prezzies in blue boxes ;)
sooooo i make my own. or rather I alter things to suit. 
Here is the start of what I am planning on being an ongoing sideline of my art. My jewllery is made with the techniques and styles that I most enjoy working in... ASSEMBLAGE!
Bear in mind that it's all one of a kind as most comprises of vintage and found pieces. So if you won;t see yourself coming down the street, which is really good but unfortunately I can usuallyonly produce ONE of each design. There are currently just pendants and necklaces in the range (20 of each as of today)... I'm working on it... it's just me in my little studio :)
YES you can commission me and I love creating things out of  your old treasures. Jewellery origin or not. Tea cup pieces are popular at present as are toy bits.

Dinosaurs & Diamonds
range features dinosaurs with rusty or verdigris patinas and all things sparkly.

"Centered Fire"
Vintage German crystal embedded in the tummy of an altered toy dinosaur, brass findings, vintage ribbon choker... $40



Bottletop Beauties
-range all features feminine images and beer bottle tops


"A Flighty Romance"

found rusty beer bottle top (sealed), cameo c1950s, crystal, teaspoon c1960s, brooch, earring, ribbon, silver clasp... $60

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻
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Aug 20
WELL... when I'm not making magic out of junk and found objects, I paint and collage. The thing that has always fascinated me since I was a tiny artist is those old hand coloured photos. I actually did a course...
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Aug 24
Went along to a full day workshop at Balmain on Saturday where I got to do "Soulcollage". Dragged my friend Karen along as I thought a girly day was in order! What an amazing experience. I'm hooked on the process...