Do you ever feel like life moves too quickly? Like you pour so much into helping others you neglect your own physical, mention and emotional needs?

Do you tend to lose touch with personal goals over time? 

 

These are just a few reasons why I do what I do.

Research shows that engaging all the senses helps us remember key messages, and that visualisation improves actual performance.

 

I create wearable art designed to support meditation, reflection, and help you stay focused on personal growth and self care priorities. 

About

The line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man. 

- Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

We like to think that we are 'good' people and would never hurt others. But history and life experience teaches that every one of us is capable of doing and saying hurtful harmful things when we're not well, under pressure, when we've been hurt ourselves. 

Most of us live in communities and if we stay in negative hurtful states for long we can impact many people - from those closest to us to the unsuspecting shop assistant who unfairly cops a mouthful. 

I believe we are all responsible for maintaining our physical spiritual and emotional health so that we can avoid hurting each other. Avoid making life harder than it needs to be, and instead lead positive lives, and positively effect those around us.   

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Self taught Silversmith and one woman show, I was raised in West Australia but now call the East home. As a girl I would pore over my Dad's geology books, fascinated by the richness of pure gold, the skill of ancient metalsmiths and complexities of crystal structures. Lingering on each page, I'd imagine which treasures I would keep. I'd clean my aunties' engagement rings for the pleasure of handling them, and still have some tiny garnets that I picked out of  rock with my nails!

 

I studied silversmithing in high school but followed a scholarship to study History, Literature and Politics on the other side of the country. This led to rewarding career opportunities for which I am profoundly grateful. But the creative question at my core went unanswered. I tried beading, pottery and cake decorating, but they weren't 'the one'.

I presumed jewellery making was beyond me until I discovered Precious Metal Clay in 2012 and realised I could make basic pieces without the full range of equipment. I quickly came up against design limitations however and had to choose - let it go or go all in. In the electric calm before a summer storm I decided I would live the way I hope my kids will - balancing 'adulting' with the pursuit of passion. 

As both an intuitive and analytical thinker I move between the two domains while never entirely belonging to either. This duality has defined my life from my earliest memories. Luminous designs are a reflection with my fascination with the the interplay of competing and complementary tensions - thinking versus feeling; lightness and darkness; hot versus cold, planning versus improvising. These concepts swirl through me, inspiring my craft and my own path towards discovery and healing. In my Canberran workshop I hand-forge unique wearable art infused with positive, supportive energy with the intention to help others on their own journeys of self discovery and healing.

Creating Sterling Silver Moonstone earri
Dendritic Agate in Sterling Silver by Lu
Viking Garnet Love necklace by Luminous

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