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I am the creator and wearer of contemporary polymer clay, resin and rope jewellery through my label Own Sweet Time.
After spending over 20 years working in the corporate environment, in HR and Training, I reached a point where I couldn’t ignore the nagging feeling that corporate life just wasn’t for me and that I needed to do something creative. I decided it was time to break out and do something that I was passionate about and that gave me joy.
I have always loved big, statement jewellery. There is nothing that dresses up a simple outfit more than a beautiful necklace. I had amassed a huge collection of other people’s designs over the years, but I had so many of my own ideas that it was a natural thing for me to start making my own.
I use a range of mediums, such as resin, polymer clay and rope and it’s hard to say which I like the most. I love working with resin, the experimentation, and the fact that every piece you create is unique. You can do so much with resin, it is a very simple process to learn, and creating something completely from scratch is easily achievable.
I am lucky to have had the opportunity to combine my corporate training experience with my passion for creating jewellery through running a number of different workshops in collaboration with some great creative spaces in Sydney. I am a qualified trainer, holding a Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
I really enjoy this aspect of my work; being able to show someone just how simple resin and polymer clay jewellery making can be, and seeing how each person’s individuality shines through the pieces they create.
I have a range of different workshop options and can work with you to create a workshop that caters to your needs.