Art is in the eye of the beholder and so too are the images that inspire. My work varies from painting, drawing , sculpting and photography. I get my inspiration from artists that I love, things that surround me, my family and my imagination.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Pendants- ready for Christmas

 I have just finished a series of more Reds for my collection as they were so popular.  These ones remind me of 'Spider man'.  They look lovely when you wear black.
 I also had many people tell me that they really liked the green and blue toned pendants, so I experimented a little and layered colours.  They look very effective and one of these already has a home.
My son's beautiful teacher ordered this for a friend's birthday.  Her friend is a personal trainer so she wanted those inspiring type words on her pendant.  It looked lovely and my son's teacher scored one too!!

If anyone would like to  order any pendants please send me a message!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A special gift for teacher

I recently made an order for a friend and I am so pleased with it that I had to share it.  She wanted the letter 'R' and a tree- (my favourite) for the other.  Here they are- just so happy with them. Thanks Georgia!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lucy's inspiration

My daughter loves aqua and purple.  These new pendants are inspired by her love for those colours.  I must admit, when I was young, aqua was my favourite colour too and this has rekindle the love for it again.
These are multi layered painted pendants work well with the silver ball and chain necklace.  Rings in these colours to come!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Brochure

I have made my first brochure displaying my jewelry.  It was so exciting to get my package and see how the images turned out:  Here are the pics:

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Last week we went on a family driving holiday to many parts of Queensland.  We saw some wonderful parts of this varied state, but one stole my heart- Carnarvon Gorge.  I was totally blown away by its ruggedness, diversity and beauty.  So of course, it gave me some inspirations for my next few pieces.
Here you can see how I got inspiration from my very favourite place- Mickey's Creek Gorge- isn't it dreamy!

The photograph of the pendant is tricky to capture, but this one was to represent the layers of sandstone and ochre that was used to create these ancient indigenous rock paintings at Baloon Cave. 
 And the glorious layers of sandstone at the Moss Garden.

The sights I have seen in the past week will keep me inspired for a long time to come.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thinking pink?

Six of the latest colours made last weekend.  A special gift has been inspired by these colours, so I wanted to have a trial before I got to it.  I think they are lovely.  Very feminine.  My nine year old daughter made the bottom right one- not bad hey?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Green & Blue- Ready for Spring!

 A new collection of Jenny Kay Handcrafted Jewelry ready for Spring.  I thought that I should delve into some colours that I don't use very often to cater for all tastes and I must say I am loving the green!
 I have made 5, all from the same painting batch.  I have also made some matching rings.  They look great too.  Mmmm, think pink is calling me now!  Let me know if you would like any :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Antique pendants

I received this lovely antique pendant from my supplier to try out and I am really pleased with the different look it creates.  Worn with a black silk necklace, the pendant is 4.5cm in diameter.  I used my gold, turquoise and burnt orange paper to create this pendant.  More to come!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lady in Red

Here is a new collection of 'Reds'.  They look great with a silver ball chain or with a satin black necklace.  The pendants are nickel free and look amazing with black or grey.  The pendant on the top far left and top far right are both collaged to give a three dimensional look.  Hope you like them.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Order now!

 I have many pendants, rings, and earrings ready to order now!  Of course I am also taking orders for specific colours or designs.
A preordered ready for another customer- Thanks Ness!
 Sold this afternoon- Thanks Kate!
 These are stunning designs with golds, orange, turquoise  and green.
 The colours are endless.  These are some of the colours you can choose from in rings.
These round shaped pendants  look great too.  Remember to order now.  Great for that special gift as they are one offs. No one else in the world will have these designs.  Get ready for Christmas now!  Contact me via the above email address.  Cheers!  Jenny

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jenny Kay Handcrafted Jewelry

I have done a little bit of research into the power of text in art.  So I thought- why not add some text tyo some of my pendant designs.

 These were some of the postage stamp sized pendants and the one in the middle is as you can see a little larger.
This pendant was a 'paper collage' of some of my painted papers.  More to come so stay tuned.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Drizzle Canvas

 I have had this canvas sitting in my study for months and now that I am on holidays, I finally have had a chance to try out a new idea that I had.
Several layers of glaze and burnt umber added here
I do apologise for not having the pics of the first step, but I don't seem to be able to see where I have saved them!!  Any how, firstly I smeared modelling compound onto the canvas.  I then used various items to create texture- non slip matting, lids and scoring tools.
A close up of the texture
 I painted the whole canvas in Kaiser colour red and allowed it to dry.  Then a second coat.
 I then used Jo Sonja's Clear Glaze Medium and Heave body paint (a drop only) to begin creating a transparent colour scheme.  The glaze makes the colour more vibrant and you can add many layers until you get he desired effect.
 Now here is the fun bit!  I then drizzled red paint down the canvas.  Squeezing out more paint when I wanted long drizzles.  When the paint reached the length that I wanted I lay it down to semi dry.

I poured a mix of Kaiser off white and Clear medium glaze together to see what effect would be created. It looks like Christmas icing doesn't it?

 I also added a mocha colour and then a final drizzle of gold

 A couple of days later I sprayed the canvas with White Kings, Crystal Clear Acrylic.  This gives a beautiful high gloss as well as preventing the canvas from yellowing.
 Well ventilated, but sorry- forgot the mask and glasses!!! OOPS

 I have replaced the other canvas that I did earlier in the year to the spare room and put my new passionate red canvas above my bed- more fitting don't you think??
Since taking these pics I have purchased 2 red cushions to tie in the canvas colours with the bed.  I am very pleased with it- It totally lifts the room.

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