Wednesday, 8 August 2018

My new Website is ready!!

I'm so happy to share this wonderful news. After long months of procrastinating I finally decided to get it done! and finish the core of my website. I'm still uploading new pieces every day so stay tuned.

Check it out: www.praggajewellery.com






Wednesday, 31 January 2018



Befriending little creatures

Looking back, I can’t believe how much my life has changed, just a year and a half ago
I moved from another continent, across the ocean, on the other side of the world. Now I live in Brisbane a semitropical city in Australia’s east coast.
One of the biggest differences that I’m experiencing is climate, I come from Santiago de Chile a city located at the foot of Andes mountains so the climate is mostly dry and cool at nights (we barely have insects)
Now I’m loving this weather warm and humid even though some days are stinky hot!
The only thing I haven’t got used to are the millions of living critters that surround us every day inside and outside the houses.
And this reminds me of a story book I had when I was a kid, it was about an old lady that lived alone in a house in the country side. She was scared of everything: flies, mice, spiders, she thought the gusty winds were monsters coming for her. She got to a point where she was too scared to move and stayed there hanging from a lamp while spiders built their webs around her. Till a boy arrived and soothed her explaining her that all her terrors were just nature living with her making her company.
Some days I feel like this old lady.
My studio is located in the first-floor half of it is installed outside in a small shaded area, there I share the space with my plants, mosquitoes early in the morning, a blue tongue lizard and tons of spiders that laboriously build their webs every day. While this vibrant life is happening I try to solder, hammer and use the rolling mill without disturbing any of it.
You see is a very difficult task for me considering I’m completely scared of them.

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But still I’m loving it.

Spider clusters hanging from the web
      






I'm glad to announce that next week is "USE" exhibition opening 


This is one of my pieces for the exhibition.
Title: Reusing broken tools (saw blades) green earrings.


Meanwhile I'd been working in a collection with beautiful gemstones and dainty jewellery







Monday, 4 December 2017

It's Christmas time!! Everybody celebrate in different ways.

my family in Chile celebrate Christmas the 24th

First the extended family get together for dinner bringing kids and gifts hidden in the trunk of the car or in bin bags. The same as here, in Australia, the houses are decorated with lights, glitter and magic. Every family brings a plate to share or prepare something together. Dinner is serve very late around 10 pm and the children play around full of joy and expectation barely able to eat something.
Then finally around 11:30 pm is time to go for a walk around the neighbourhood looking to the sky for Santa Claus, every kid swears having seen him at least once. Or hearing the bells. At night everything is enchanting.
Always there's an adult that couldn't come for the walk and he or she is in charge of arranging all the gifts around the tree and preparing the scene. It's already midnight! it's time to go back.
When the kids arrive after the adventure and see this magical revelation the surprise, screams of joy and gleamy eyes you witness is priceless.
 
Follow this link to a blog with beautiful and different ways to make your own Christmas tree.

EXITING NEWS!!!!

NEW WEBSITE
My new brand Pragga Jewellery is growing smoothly now I'm building a website that hopefully will be ready next year, if you want to have a sneak peek here is:  www.praggajewellery.com

NEW EXHIBITION
I'm working on a new exhibition! It's called USE that will tour through Australia starting this year 2018 more info will come when it's all prepared with specific details.

So busy in the studio with different commitments, but exiting as well.

LATEST DESIGNS









Friday, 26 May 2017

THRESHOLDS A purpose other than beauty


I'm very pleased to let you know that our exhibition is coming out nice and smoothly after a few months of hard work and a lot of conference calls between Helen and I, I'm very happy with the outcome. 
I'would love to see you all at the opening on Tuesday 30 of May at 
6 pm in Studio 20/17 project space
53 Ridge street North Sydney NSW
Thresholds exhibition displays the art work of Helen Wyatt jeweller and myself.

The work I made for this exhibition is mostly a metaphoric view about native landscapes trying to survive in this times clashing with city landscapes and populated areas.
I made native landscapes, tree fossils and street map fossils.
The body of work is made in painted enamel, using stencils and tiny brushes by hand.  

This are some of the backstage pics







Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Say it with a Ring

Statement silver quartz ring

We are approaching very fast to the 💖 day!!! If you are in love maybe you can say it with a ring or a necklace, or earrings or maybe don't say anything and just give it.
The gesture is what counts.







Thursday, 26 January 2017

Traces of Street maps grey 2016. Silver, enamel and copper. 
Traces of Street maps grey. Back

Traces of Street maps red 2016. Silver, enamel and copper
Traces of Street maps red. Back