Friday, December 23, 2016


I have been busily baking numerous treats and gifts for family and friends, culminating in the making of our chocolate Christmas cake!
Rich in fruit and festive goodness, the aroma in my kitchen as this cake cooks is delicious!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Freshly baked, just out of the oven.....Mmmmm!

Christmas wreath chocolate and white (on etsy by Mymimistar)

Crocheted Rudolph (on etsy by KaitysKreativeKorner)

Friday, December 9, 2016

New ear pretties!

Recently, I've been working with some amazing tin capped headpins and to say I've had an absolutely wonderful time creating new earrings is an understatement!

The new pairs below are available in my etsy shop but I must say, I've been so tempted to keep these lovelies for myself!
Grab them while you can......!

                   Light amethyst flower earrings.

                  Peacock blue pearl and glass earrings.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fruitful harvest

It's early Autumn here in Melbourne and I'm very happy to say that my pomegranate tree has produced a most wondrous this year. Such a variety of sizes and all filled with rich red seeds of goodness! Here's a little peek......

Two beautiful finds on etsy: Sterling silver pomegranate necklace and wooden pomegranate earrings.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Cherry blossoms, washi paper, recycled timber.....

I have been busy creating more pendant necklaces recently, using recycled pieces of discarded off cuts from my husband's woodworking. New delights have been made using cypress pine and camphor laurel.
My theme is cherry blossom and here is a sample or two of my work. And of course, a couple of stunning finds found on Etsy....Enjoy!

                                        Cherry Blossom in Red series.

                                             Cherry Blossom in Black series.

            Cherry blossom forest

      Traditional Chinese Art

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Gifts from the sea......Paua shell

On one of my first visits to New Zealand, I came across a most stunning natural material found in the living ocean. Paua shell or abalone as it is sometimes referred to, exhibits the most inspiring colour palette. Irridescent blues, greens and silver are most frequently displayed and in differing intensities.

I have been fortunate in finding various sized pieces of paua shell to use in my jewellery making process. Over the last few years I have designed and sold several pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings all which included a feature of paua shell. Below is my latest pendant necklace with this beautiful material and can be found in my etsy shop, @gojjell

Other work involving the use of paua shell which I found browsing Etsy and which might interest you include the following:

      Paua shell and wood belt buckle              Paua shell inlay cross


Naya Goddess with paua shell