To provide a catalyst for a change in an emotionally charged situation
The donor detaches the charm, threads it with linen and administers it to the host.
titanium, linen thread, cloth bag
Melissa Cameron comes from Perth, where she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Jewellery Production at Curtin University in 2006. She moved to Melbourne and in 2009 finished her Masters at Monash University, specialising in jewellery under Marian Hosking. She has been particularly interested in the relations between architecture and jewellery. In Melbourne, she was one of the founders of Part B, a collective of jewellers who look at experimental ways of placing jewellery outside the gallery, in the street.
Jill Hermanns also studied jewellery at Monash University, completing her Honours in 2009. She has a particular specialisation in colouring metal, with particular expertise in the Japanese alloy shibuichi.
Charged Charm Card
The ‘Charged Charm Card’ is a series of pop-out charms to be administered on the spot to the person in need. Full instructions are available here.
- Omega contains a resister that helps cancel bad energy
- Lighten Up! encourages the wearer to let go heavy burdens
- Battery Backup provides energy for those feeling down
- Charge! gives an immediate boost for someone who needs to take charge immediately
- 20 Feb 2013: Melissa gets backup -
So, this has been a while between issuing and posting, but one of our makers, Melissa, was issued with a Battery Backup when she arrived at the Melbourne artists forum for Joyaviva in March 2012, a whopping one hour late… … Continue reading →
- 31 May 2012: Recipients report! -
Two of our wonderful charm recipients have been in contact, through Christine their charm-er. They describe, on their recipient report cards, how the charm made them feel, and their frequency of wear. If you recall from the previous post Rachael … Continue reading →
- 04 Feb 2012: but wait, there’s more! -
Just yesterday a full set of Charged Charms went on show in Charmed III, Third Times a Charm, at the Society for Contemporary Craft, In Pittsburgh. Go there to check out and purchase our special edition of enamelled charms. Below … Continue reading →
- 17 Dec 2011: Sick of being sick. -
Self medication is definitely needed sometimes! Duncan found that the Omega charm helped to lift his spirits and resist any further illness.
- 15 Dec 2011: Omega. -
Duncan’s charming work helped a friend to resist the ‘end of holiday blues’.