Wednesday, April 30, 2014


 I'm now on instagram!  Find me at  jennifermartinjewellery Here's a peek at some of the images I've been posting.
Lilly Pilly earrings
The Aviary
Bee necklace and twig bundle earrings.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In Beauty May I Walk

                       Feather net- 2014

                     In beauty                                               may I walk
                     All day long                                           may I walk
                     Through the returning seasons              may I walk
                     Beautifully will I possess again
                     Beautifully birds
                     Beautifully joyful birds
                     On the trail marked with pollen             may I walk
                     With grasshoppers about my feet           may I walk
                     With dew about my feet                          may I walk
                     With beauty                                            may I walk
                     With beauty before me                           may I walk
                     With beauty behind me                           may I walk
                     With beauty above me                            may I walk
                     With beauty all around me                     may I walk
                     In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty
                                                                    lively,      may I walk
                     In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty
                                                          living again,     may I walk
                     It is finished in beauty
                     It is finished in beauty

Anonymous- translated from the Navajo by Jerome K. Rothenberg

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Short story.

When I was a child there was a whale that beached itself, or more likely now I think about it 
was injured and washed ashore at Phillip Island.
 I remember watching from the clifftop.
Blood and cold salty water mixed together as the whale rolled helplessly in the breakers. 
It was on the news. 
There were pictures of people sitting atop the whale. 
My mother said, "that is disgraceful that those people are sitting on that poor whale".
 I searched the world wide web but could find no record of this whale.
 I'm sure it happened I remember it clearly.
 Some men and machines, I imagine, dragged the whale all the way up the cliff and buried it at the top. For a long time there was a big mound of ugly dirt there.
It slowly sank deeper and deeper, till there was a depression there.
It took years.
There is no marker there. 

The End.

Friday, April 25, 2014


Returning, We Hear the Larks 

Sombre the night is,
And though we have our lives, we know
What sinister threat lurks there.

Dragging these anguished limbs, we only know
This poison-blasted track opens on our camp-
On a little safe sleep.

But hark! joy-joy-strange joy.
Lo! heights of night ringing with unseen larks.
Music showering our upturned list'ning faces.

Death could drop from the dark
As easily as song-
But song only dropped,
Like a blind man's dreams on the sand
By dangerous tides,
Like a girl's dark hair for she dreams no ruin lies there,
Or her kisses where a serpent hides.

Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Galaxy Earrings.

    Sterling silver, snowflake obsidian.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stone Feather

    I am stone
    I am air
    I am one thousand years old
    I have only just arrived
    I am light
    As a feather

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Contemporary Art Society Brooch Show.

Winter is coming! Time for a new brooch to smarten up your outfit and brighten the Winter world. Get down to the Fitzroy library 3 April- 30 May and the South Yarra library 3 June - 30 July to view this unique show. Borrow a book while you're there! No better place to get inspired than the library. These three birds will be there.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014