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1700: Into the Temple Exhibition

Join us for a glass of Champagne at the OSIRIS Exhibition Opening, Friday May 12th, 6pm - 7pm @ Osiris Studio + Gallery, 10 Coolman St Tyalgum. 1700: Into the Temple is a very special Collection of works that have been crafted upon an ancient, sacred smithing anvil that found it's way home to the OSIRIS studio at the beginning of this year. The body of work emerges from this current of ancientness, and echoes symbolisms and stories of times, when adornments were empowered by sacred mysticisms and rituals. The pieces are handrafted from sterling silver and gold, and feature Lapis Lazuli that have been hand cut for each piece. Lapis Lazuli is a stone of spirituality, holding the current...

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Go Your Own Way - Birth of the WARRIOR SPIRIT Collection

So I was working on a piece yesterday that I thought was going to be a pendant. I had set the stone [which is the final step] and was polishing the piece when I noticed that the bale had come apart [from filing down too far, my bad]. It is really tricky solding a piece once you've set turquoise, because it is quite soft and fragile, and doesn't like heat, so I carefully attempted to resolder the bale. Quite a few times. Normally this would be easy. But this time, no. All attempts at fixing or replacing the bale failed. I put the piece aside for a moment and walked away. When I returned, I turned the piece on its...

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Sacred White Buffalo Collection

I have begun a new collection, featuring the mystical Sacred White Buffalo Turquoise. True white turquoise is quite rare, discovered in the early 1990s in the Dry Creek Mine in the Shoshone Indian Reservation near Battle Mountain, Nevada in 1993. The Shoshone Indians are not known for jewellery work and, as a consequence, the Shoshone sell or trade the white turquoise to the Navajo in Arizona who work it into jewellery. Because white turquoise is as rare as the white buffalo, the Indians call it “White buffalo” turquoise. Turquoise gets its color from the heavy metals in the ground where it forms. Blue turquoise forms where there is copper present (most Arizona turquoise). Green turquoise forms where iron is present...

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