Tuesday, October 6, 2009

new at gallery grangie!

brand new tiny earrings for tiny little gallery grangie in richmond. was very glad to hear there was only one left of old range, and they now also stock the round and lovely small wooden brooches too. featuring photographs from our norwegian adventures, this new series is all airy and light. tak.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


oh yeah and we got hitched!!

here (ish)

norway on film

nice 35mm shots on diana and disposable agfa.

adventure in the arctic circle

honeymooning on the lofoten islands. just beautiful. images courtesy of diana 120mm.

lofoten highpoint

just returned from scotland and norway (well a couple of weeks ago). digital camera broke so we had our fingers crossed the diana camera was going to come up with some winners...

it did us proud.

yup thats them again. better picture.

Monday, July 13, 2009

new things and holidays!

out of the chaos of the last few weeks came lots of lovely new things for my stockists, to tide them over for the next couple of months when i will be HOME IN SCOTLAND!! yipee!

for Cube (art+design) in Hobart and Breathing Colours in Sydney i made a selection of the new 'winter collection' earrings and brooches- available instore now!

there is a package in the post for modamuse too so lots of new items soon to arrive in their fabulous online shop. and a fine little selection for Found my way in Invercargill, NZ.

and for the melbournites a top up of the cute round photographic earring, little studs in various designs (inc graphic black and white and some brights too, as well as the very popular Tokyo pink blossom......) to Gallery Grangie in Richmond. This compact and funky gallery located at 323 Lennox St and sporting some very desireable hand spun and knitted alpaca scarves in beautiful milky shades in the window....

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

vintage kimono cushions now at FOUND in Daylesford...

beautiful printed purple woolen fabric, very unusual and quite aged! i LOVE it...

what a fabulously odd design- pink and orange and grey AND yellow.

pretty blossomy red and turquoise silk print. salvaged from unpicked vintage kimono.

selection of vintage kimono cushions now stocked with 'Found', a great new design boutique up in Daylesford. full of fabulous objects and local labels, well worth a day trip... (any excuse really!) 

i have been making these cushions for a while now, mainly as custom orders and as presents for friends. i love to contrast geometric patterns and stripes with odd florals and unusual prints. the fabrics are mostly silks, salvaged from vintage japanese kimono's and obi's. each piece very unique.  

reverse of cushions feature crossover backs to insert inner (100% duck feathers and down), neutral shades and textures of cotton, linen and silks. 

for sale!

the new 'winter collection' is soon to be in store at Queen (Windsor end of Chapel st). soon as in next week!

i have had a couple of nice people trying to get their hands on a pair of earrings already, so have posted a page of all the styles and if you are really really interested then shoot me an email with your order or any queries and i will be in touch....... 

ps earrings are wooden + photograph + resin. approx same size as a 5 cent piece, but i can also make teeny cute size too. surgical steel (low allergy) earring pin. and most importantly only $30! what a bargain... 

thanks nice people x 

Monday, June 22, 2009

launching the new 'winter collection' wooden brooches and earrings...

well the official launch was a couple of weekends ago at the last Craft Hatch Market- yipee for everyone who bought a pair!! and for all the other designers who did swaps!! 

the lovely new range is very melbourne, very winter....

dark and abstract landscapes with flashes of light, monotones, city/urban patterns and textures, illumination. featuring photographs compiled from all over the place, from Moroccan tiles to Tokyo alleyways. round brooches come in 2 sizes (7cm and 4cm) and can be worn in multiples or singly (i have been known to wear 3 at once but thats just me!). look great pinned to a winter jacket. 

earrings feature similarly soft abstract images, and are finished with a layer of resin. each pair unique. super light and wearable. fun. 


on the shelves

summer series earrings on sale at latest Craft Hatch market...

summer series earrings

gorgeous summery imagery inspired by old holiday snaps, postcards, grass green, florals and sepia. i know technically summer is over but a little bit of colourful optimism never goes amiss...

made of plywood + photograph + resin.

summer series earrings available in person at Queen stores in the city, and online at modamuse. oh and also at a lovely new gallery called Gallery Grangie in Richmond (323 Lennox St)

stretch neckwear

new stretch necklaces available at both Queen stores in the city. also found online at modamuse. made from stretchy comfy cotton, strands of vintage printed kimono silk, retro patterns and digital prints. super wearable. super fun. each one unique. 

Monday, April 20, 2009

Back to work

New 'wing' brooch photoshoot. Why oh why cant I just use the same pictures twice? My overactive brain is always saying 'new, new, new!' I love to see how differently you approach the same task (and the same products) on different days, and the outcome is always an improvement or at least a fresh angle on things. Keeps me entertained anyway....

Platform no. 5

I can take no credit this time for these awesome shots- well done Dan! Taken at Flinders St Station, I think he was doing his 'secretly shooting from the hip' technique to capture these unusual compositions. 

Luna Park

Now I am backdating! These are a couple of shots taken last year at Luna Park one dark night, messing around with coloured flash filters. Dan took the one of me with the clowns and the other is the lights of the big wheel.....

towards the city

Another photograph taken on our 'Diana' plastic analogue camera- what fun! same type of film as sydney pic, all grainy and dull and lovely. If only we could remember who took this winner.......

lonely picture from Sydney...

We had such a lovely time in Sydney afew months ago. It did rain the WHOLE weekend though and as a result 'Diana' the camera had to stay wrapped up in a plastic bag most of the time. This is the one picture we have from our adventures, a double exposure (happy accident) of a flower arrangement in city centre park, and of course the famous Opera House on a VERY stormy day.

What a lonely little picture.....


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Craft Hatch market on 4th April

Me and my lovely Sales Assistant (otherwise known as Dan the boyfriend), playing shop...

We had a lovely day at the Craft Hatch Market at the City Library at the weekend. It was the second time jenhalldesigns was represented at the market, which is run by Craft Victoria to support and spotlight emerging designers just like me. Check out clog (the Craft Vic blog) for more pics and to check out the other great stallholders.

Cute and tiny wooden earrings turned out to be pretty popular. 

New round 'summer' earrings just in time for ummmm... autumn! 

Brand new 'stretch necklaces' making their debut, as were square polaroid style 'somewhere near here' brooches. These feature odd pictures of local places taken on our old school Diana camera, which have been transfered onto plywood and finished with a layer of resin...
Lovely wing brooches... soon to be on sale at my online shop!

Monday, January 5, 2009

and another package off to tassie...

including some lovely new wing brooches which looked super cute and colourful! all of course feature handmade tags/labels which are almost my favourite things to make- the end result is so satisfying...

and my new found love is STAPLING!!! out goes stitching paper- sooo 2008- the new attachment is the humble staple, very old school I know. 

so this order was sent out to a lovely lady in Hobart who is transforming a gallery space and shop at 146a Elizabeth St, Hobart. opening in the new year, this space will stock lots of australian made wearable art and objects. sounds great, cant wait to see some pictures!

Breathing Colours Gallery...

I sent some 'at the museum' earrings and 'love melbourne' brooches up to Sydney to a gallery called:

Breathing Colours
446 Darling Street

very exciting! after a week of intensive making, the package was express posting all the way to Sydney just in time for some festive Christmas sales!!

pre xmas rush!

what a busy last minute rush I had just before xmas! from this huge mess came lots of lovely new brooches and earrings, and jenhalldesigns gained a couple of new stockists- yipee!!