I made this neckcollar for a competiton about the effects of pollution on the Tamaki River Estuary. It didn't win and I was a little gutted as it took me about 6 weeks to make (every evening!). Its very detailed and uses loads of different materials and cold connection techniques. Oh well!
I'm the cephalopod loving redhead behind Ginga Squid studio. In previous lives I've been an engineer, accountant, scuba instructor and most recently - a mum to 2 gorgeous little kiddies (well they are most of the time)!
I love creating things - it keeps me sane. I particularly love sourcing interesting, unusual and rare natural gemstones and fossils (its my equivalent of a shoe addiction).
I also love colour - bring it on!
I like to use beads in my work that I can buy Fair Trade from developing countries, so helping the craftspeople directly.
My website is http://www.GingaSquid.com