This Friday evening, the annual Christmas show at Zu Designhttp://www.zudesign.com.au/index.html will open and I have finally just finished my pieces for it. The theme for this year is a special one - A Roman Christmas - as we celebrate Roman's retirement from Zu after 15 years. I met Roman when we studied Jewellery Design together at Uni SA. He was already a qualified jeweller at that time but returned to study to seek a new direction with his work. So my class and I were very lucky to have access to his knowledge and skills which he shared generously with us and I greatly value and appreicate the friendship we formed in those years. I am not sure what the next step in for Roman after Zu but I hope it is filled with all things good.
So here is a sneak peek at one of my "Hanabi" bangles I created for the exhibition. Hanabi is the Japanese word for fireworks which litereally translates to "fire flower" These are my fireworks in Roman's honour.