Saturday, June 27, 2009

ken comes to visit

I've written about my friend Ken before, but just have to feature him again. Ken and the lovely Rhonda came for a visit a few weeks ago, with some "freshly cut" gemstones for me to look at, and of course buy! His work is divine...and although he cuts and facets many different sorts, his Australian stones always get my creative juices going.
By the way...all of the stones on the Header Photo of this blog (the row of rings) are cut and faceted by Ken.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Colour Combo. Wednesday...Fuchsia

The star of this weeks Colour Combo. Wednesday is Hot-Hot-Hot Fuchsia. A great colour hit to lift the spirits!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Some Fav. Blogs...

So, I have a few new fav. they are:

and, please check out my great friend Mary's new website:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Colour Combo' Wednesday NEW!!!

This is to be a new weekly posting, called: Colour Combo' Wednesday.
You know me, I'm a colour freak and love putting together new and interesting colour comb's for design purposes or otherwise...Here it in all it's glory!
pendant...Renee Blackwell Design

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Where the #@$*# is Theodore, Queensland?

Where is Theodore, Queensland you might ask?
Although only a 7 hour drive from my door step to “bustling downtown” Theodore, it feels really, really outback! And what was I doing there?
A Renee Blackwell Design “meet and greet” and jewellery show/sale… with the lovely ladies of Theodore. Host location, the beautiful Rhubarb Boutique, and the equally lovely and fun owner, Fleur.
Country living at its best…I had a blast!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be”

Marcel Pagnol-French Writer, Producer and Film director

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sterling Silver Jewellery is Hot and getting Hotter!

I have found in the past women tend to fall into two groups; "I only wear silver OR I only wear gold jewellery." Over the years this has melted into "I love to mix my gold and silver" and I think this is great! It opens up the options much wider to the kind of jewellery and mix of jewellery available and is a much more contemporary look. I have just been asked by the Australian Jewellery Magazine to submit some of my new silver designs for an article on sterling silver....Here's a sneak preview!