I am very happy to share my latest collaboration with the wonderful fetie and a new collection of handmade jewellery pieces.
It has been far too long since I last shared my jewels with you and there is still a lot more to come!
Photography throughout is either by Eefje or myself.
As usual, please click an image for further information and links to the source.
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Spring/Summer inspiration courtesy of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Karl Blossfeldt, Stella McCartney Resort 2011, artwork by Alexandros Vasmoulakis and Robert John Thornton. Please click on an image for further information and links to the source. Continue reading →
It’s about time I showed you guys some of the lovely treats I received from an exchange with Siri of Ringo, Have a Banana!. My favourites include the braided belt, green tea flavoured Kit Kat from Japan and of course the soft pink blouse with an amazing doily-esque collar.
Thank you Siri!
source: personal photographs
links: Ringo, have a banana!
bleeding prints / inky illustrations by irana / gradient colour / prismatic effects / rorschach inkblots / surreal landscapes by ƒenk / leaking light by paper.lilies / bornite and smoky quartz paintings by carlybird / oil rainbow by christopher landin / colourful georgette dresses from akris spring 2009 / hand dyed fabric swatches /
Attempts to improve my dyeing skills are still ongoing. My favourite part of the process is collecting the swatches of dyed fabric and compiling them in a sketchbook. Details of the dyeing process and water/powder ratios sit alongside said swatches and the occasional splash of accidental colour. Forget the final result, this is by far more fun! The whole thing is becoming quite time consuming (and messy) but I’m sure worthwhile. It doesn’t help that I am being incredibly fussy but hopefully I will have something to show you soon. Until then, I wanted to share a collection of images which have been inspiring me over the past few weeks.
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I’m giving away one of my sailor knot necklaces over at Westervin.
Want the chance to win? Head on over to the Westervin blog before Sunday, 25th April and leave a comment to enter. Easy!
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Last month, I sent a few of my designs to the lovely fetie. If you haven’t visited her flickr photostream before, it’s well worth a look.
She was kind enough to photograph some of my pieces, including a modifiable dress I made last year, the vintage glass teardrop necklace and a pyrite necklace. Very talented girl, I look forward to any future collaborations.
photography by fetie
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Oh dear, please excuse my lack of posting!
Here is a quick update of some of the things I have been creating recently…
Continuing a love for sliced agate and developing a new fondness for braided leather. For now it takes the form of a bracelet but I hope to make something a little more adventurous soon.
A silk/wool mix yarn has been knitted into tubes and plaited. The mesh band has swivel clips attached to each end enabling the removal and addition of sections. I finally managed to find a decent quality crepe cord which you can see plaited above in black. I’m very tempted to transform it into a bracelet/bangle instead.
| Self-made necklace paired with a vintage silk blouse from Anja
I can’t help but scrunch my face up at the sight of this necklace. Looking at it now, the proportions appear so awkward. Hopefully removing one of the sections and lengthening the mesh band will change my mind.
I’ve been trying to find large vintage brass beads for so long! A hunt which began when I started planning a collection based on molecular structure and geometry. I’ve now accumulated enough to keep me happy …. at least for the time being.
I did have plans to do more exciting things other than stringing them onto snake chain, but that said, I’m quite fond of this piece. The simplest designs often agree with me the most.
Seeing as I prefer the necklace in it’s simplest form, I thought I’d follow on from the idea in the previous post and see whether I could implement a removable aspect. This is just a rough example, but even attaching the pom pom brooches seems to create a nice effect.
OR…. perhaps they should be left to adorn a skinny belt?
The beads move freely on the snake chain, only stopped by the caps which finish each end. When other forms of decoration are attached, e.g. a large or small pom pom brooch, they separate and rest beside the decoration. I have another idea to incorporate fabric ruffles into beaded necklaces. An idea which may finally enable me to create a piece involving PVC! I have a love/hate relationship with PVC, but that just makes me all the more eager to work with it.
And before I forget, thank you to both Blonde and Lucky Magazine for featuring my sailor knot bracelet in their recent issues! Blonde magazine were very kind to send a copy to me and thank you to the lovely Michelle for sending Lucky!
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I wanted to create something simple and versatile. The necklace consists of a plain mesh band as the base with the option to slide on other forms of decoration. I’m not quite satisfied with it as it stands, but read on for the developments so far.
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Personal treasures: antique postcards, gifts from the handsome panda, a good looking chunk of amethyst,
pyrite specimens and other items of the usual self-made variety.
Mary Pickford postcard from a local antiques fair / sparkly pyrite specimen / self-made geode necklaces,
pom pom hair clips, gold faceted bead necklace
The brass bird skull and talons were gifts from the handsome panda, along with the rabbit skull, whose name is Frank! Love him. Anything that reminds me of Donnie Darko is surely a good thing. The surface of the amethyst specimen is so visually appealing it makes me want to replicate it somehow in a necklace but without using the amethyst itself. I think some experiments with resin are definitely in order!
source: personal photographs