Monday, December 1, 2008

summer is here...

some new lovely 'wing'  summer series brooches. featuring holiday snaps and florals, blue skies and grass green. 

Sunday, November 2, 2008

a lovely 'wing' brooch i made at the weekend and have been wearing ever since...

soon to make more, they are lovely and bright for summer. 
the first set of 'at the museum' polaroid brooches.

brooches 4.5x5cm plywood, finished with a layer of resin, featuring contrasting image on reverse. 

images documenting visit to the museum and the strange creatures that live there...

available at meet me at mikes, brunswick st, melbourne. 

more at the museum brooches, including some subtle black and white ones. 

Monday, September 8, 2008

i love wearing these earrings. like the brooches, they are made from plywood, so they have the smooth 3 stripe wooden edge. they are also really light and wearable, sizes vary from cute tiny cubes to larger look at me studs. 

each pair features 2 similar but non identical images, and each pair is of course totally individual. earrings are finished with resin for slightly reflective effect and have surgical steel back pin.  

new!! 'at the museum' series earrings

this project began with a trip to the Melbourne Museum with my camera. i got some great shots of birds and beetles, squid and butterflies. these surreal snapshots of life behind the glass have been captured as tiny earrings- the new 'at the museum' earrings series. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

a stitch picture for my grandma....

combining  screenprinted lines and abstract machine stitching, exploring textures and 'colouring in' with thread instead of coloured pencils. i love doing these. 

marrakesh bag

it seems all i have been doing is making presents.... you spend the week making lovely things, wrapping and photographing and then you drop them in the post box and say bye bye..... 
it is great giving one- off special gifts, especially imagining someone on the opposite side of the world wearing one of your pieces. ahhh but not the most financially rewarding! and i can never quite bring myself to make more than one of everything, at least not two in a row. 

so this is a bag i made for my lovely friend kirsty. the fabric comes from an unpicked vintage japanese obi, and is strengthened with the original obi's starched lining (mmmm recycling....), the inside features denim coloured linen. the strap (also kimono silk) can be reversed and worn either with the cream pattern or the raw grey silk showing. strangely though it is called the 'marrakesh bag', this is a new style i have started working on based on my favourite ever leather embroidered bag i bought whilst travelling in morocco, which has the same fold over tube shape and is surprisingly practical. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

check out a couple of the new series melbourne brooches. they can be found in person at various outlets around town: meet me at mikes, scally and trombone, queen .... 

first blog.....

ok so how do i do this?