Thursday, October 7, 2010

Artist Profile - My Daughter (Thurs 7 Oct 2010)

I have been featuring people who are close to me, and you couldn't get closer than my very own daughter! Tayla started making jewellery about 2 years ago whilst I was still doing the weekend markets. She would string up these gorgeous bracelets, even doing the crimps and findings herself.  Since then she has started to play with wire (yep, my tools are now no longer my own!). She is self entirely self-taught - watching with an eagle eye when I create something and adapting the technique to her own style. Looking at her fabulous style and flair - you wouldn't know that she was only 14 - her sharp eye for colour and creativity  ... I can't wait to see how far this takes her.  She now sells her creations to family, friends and at school (and does very well!). 

Here is an example of Tayla's work.


  1. Very nice work Tayla! I believe your Mom is going to have to buy a second set of tools soon!

    I particularly like the second necklace - I love the drop pendant! Well done!

  2. Tayla does beautiful work. I can't believe a 14 year old did these. I know you're very proud of her. Great job, Tayla!

  3. Great pieces! I especially love the necklaces with the hearts... I'm a heart girl, for sure!

  4. These pieces of art of wonderful! I love how you are supporting her! She has a natural talent, like her Mom!

  5. She is a natural! Those are wonderful pieces, my favorite would be the blue heart pendant.
    Now you'll have to get her her own tools!

  6. Wow, I would never have guessed that these were made by a 14 year old. Tayla, you have a great eye!

  7. Tayla,
    You definitely have an eye for making beautiful jewellery. Keep it up, Sweetie! You have a future in jewellery-design :-)

  8. Tayla's work is beautiful. She certainly has been paying attention. Great use of color and attention to detail.
    Caron I am lucky enough to work with my Mother and my daughter Becky to create and sell our jewelry. It is such a joy to share the experience with them.

  9. Love the bright colours that you are using... especially the first heart! I love reds and yellows... 2 colours I've been told don't sell.. I don't agree! I was about 14 or 15 when I started buying and stringing beads... didn't have a mother's stash to borrow from! Looks like your having fun, keep up the good work!

    Islandgirl... aka Lynne


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