Ruby Tuesday is very well known to locals as the ‘go to’ jeweller if you’re looking for that little gift for someone special. They’ve been designing, making and repairing jewellery in Warrandyte since 1998. Now they are part of a new initiative to promote local artists and galleries called Warrandyte Arts. Spearheaded by one very enthusiastic local glass maker David Corstorphan, this little group of artists have persuaded Manningham Council to support the production of a very handy little booklet containing details about 17 artists and galleries in the area. The books are available all over town ( I spotted some recently at the Manningham Gallery). Some of the artists included have been featured on Isiiad, Jane Annois, Syd Tunn and Ona Henderson, Amusing Clay, Tin Shed Gallery so click on the links to check out some more of the local talent. On presentation of the booklet you can redeem a free coffee from one of my all time favourite coffee haunts in Warrandyte, the Roundabout Cafe.
Yesterday I popped in to Ruby Tuesday and snapped these little pics for your enjoyment. Thanks to Anita Sigmund, Heidi Sigmund, Andrew Finster and Terry Rafferty for making me so welcome. I felt a bit like a kid in a lolly shop as we arranged countless treasures for these photographs. In addition to a gallery full of their work, they make to order and are happy to remodel existing pieces. They particularly love a creative challenge.
“We had a customer bring in tiny shells from the beach that they wanted to incorporate in a wedding ring, to remind them of a significant place.”
If perchance you can’t decide between this necklace or that bracelet, Ruby Tuesday have devised a very beautiful alternative. You can purchase one of their very fine gift tokens which allows your loved one the pleasure of making their own choice.
A little ‘heads up’. While I was there, I bumped into the first artist I blogged for Isiiad, Justin Purser. He’s busy transforming the exterior of Ruby Tuesday with his own special metal worked entry and ballustrate. I’m hoping to bring you some pics of that when it’s finished in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned.