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Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Friends - DUSTy Divas - Mary-anne Fountain Hand Crafted Jewellery

Happy Friday lovely Maddabling readers! Nothing exciting to report from Maddabling HQ this week. There is a fabulous new Art Exhibition opening on the 9th February as part of the Perth International Arts Festival - Light-House. 

"Situated on a rocky outcrop, battered by waves, wind and rain, a lighthouse represents strength amidst adversity. Beaming light out into the darkness it warns mariners of danger nearby. Light-house is an artistic collaboration that responds to the legacy of the lighthouse and its contribution to our iconic landscape." 

Light-House runs from Saturday 9th February 2013 - Monday 4th March 2013.For more information you can look up PIAF events for the Great Southern at this link :http://www.perthfestival.com.au/ and this link for more information about this artistic collaboration :http://www.perthfestival.com.au/What's-On/Event/Light-House

Now it is time to introduce you all to the lovely Mary-anne Fountain, a DUSTy Diva and Maddabling Friday Friend. 
Mary-anne creates beautiful stylish, modern jewellery from recycled Sterling Silver and other metals. The resulting pieces are pretty and feminine, as well as practical and quite timeless in design. Here are some of my favourites. A girl can never ever have too many pairs of earrings right? Here are two more pairs to add to your collection - The Modern Sterling Silver Post Earrings and the Petite Love Heart Stud Earrings
While on the subject of earrings, I LOVE the combination of Sterling Silver and Turquoise - aren't these Turquoise Dangles divine ? 

And for those who prefer statement jewellery, try the Copper Textured Breast Plate Necklace

Time now dear readers, for you to take some "ME" time, and to read the virtual Magazine of Mixed Metals feat. Mary-anne Fountain Hand Crafted Jewellery. PS a little secret to share - Mary-anne is currently having a SALE with 30% off ALL HER JEWELLERY! Just use coupon code HAPPYDANCE at the checkout on Etsy. Have a wonderful weekend everyone x 

A Magazine of Mixed Metals feat. Mary-anne 

Who is Mary-anne Fountain Hand Crafted Jewellery?
I am a full time house goddess, with four beautiful children. A 7 yr old, 5 yr old and 18 month old twins and a wonderful husband. 
In my spare time, which isn't much, I create beautiful pieces of jewellery. I am addicted to making earrings, you can never have too many. All my jewellery is made by me and inspired by life.
I live in Northern NSW and love it's spectacular country side and beaches. When I'm not being a house goddess or creating, I love to  chill out and watch a foreign film, get lost in the hustle and bustle of the local markets and my favourite thing to do is laughing till it hurts with my beautiful family.
How and when did your journey begin?
When I was younger I was more sporty than creative. In my late teens I discovered drawing and loved it. I then started to dabble in small artistic ventures for my own therapeutic peace. My husband and I travelled the world for 5 years where there was an abundance of creative inspiration which I knew I had to harness.
After the birth of my second child I had a yearning to do something creative . A friend of mine was doing a basic silver smithing course and I asked if I could tag along. I was completely absorbed with my first class and haven't looked back! Love it!! My brain is constantly ticking over thinking about new designs.

What inspires you?
I get my inspiration from everything I see. I love to look at objects like pieces of wood, patterned fabric, a leaf or whatever it maybe and visualise a design. 
Your imagination is a wild creative bubble waiting to pop with creativity. Spirals are my favourite and I find myself being drawn to making lots of spirals. I think it's all the twists and turns just like life, never boring.

What materials do you work with?
I mostly work with recycled sterling silver, copper and brass in my designs,wire and sheet, and I also use gemstones.
Sterling silver and copper are my favourite metals to work with, sterling silver has a beautiful shimmer and shine and copper has a real earthy feel and look. They look so pretty married together as well.
My favourite piece at the moment?
At the moment my favourite piece is my sterling silver spotty pendant.  I just love it's modern simplicity :0)
What are your future dreams/plans/aspirations?
For me the future is most certainly bright! I have so many plans for my jewellery and lots of designs floating about in my head, just waiting to be transpired into a beautiful piece of jewellery for someone to cherish. 
For now I plan on venturing out and starting to sell my jewellery at some local markets, which is pretty exciting. For the future I would love to one day take our children travelling the world to also be inspired in life to do what ever they love to do. Live life and love it :0)

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Great article Mary-anne. I love your work and how the simplicity of many of your designs looks so elegant and effective! Keep up the great work Super-woman!