Monday, 28 November 2011

Getting into the spirit

After some 'umming and aahhing' I have decided to make some Christmas bits and  pieces.  I absolutely LOVE this time of year and it therefore provides lots of inspiration for us creatives peeps!  I will be selling some of these   probably at the Maker, or if you would like one, send me a message and I will send your favourite to you.  They retail at $29 and each piece is a unique item.  May you have a peaceful and loving month of December xo
Here are some pics of my creative process:

paper pendants and beads ready for decorating

Pendants being prettied up


The finished product - these are my vintage style pieces: mushroom, tree & lady

Vintage hearts & a star

Here are some Japanese inspired pieces

Crosses & heart

Pastel flower Christmas! (Why not?)

Heart, flower, star

Heart & butterfly

Sunday, 30 October 2011

more new things for summer

Ive been making quite chunky pieces of late - I think I'm inspired by the largish wooden beads that I've bought to compliment the paper ones.  I still love making earthy pieces but I have loved using colour more extravagantly. Some of these are for sale at Providore 24 and others at the Makers Workshop.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

new beads!

I have to say I'm a teeny bit excited about these new beads that Ive found to compliment my handmade paper ones.  I think I love them because of the pretty summery colours that are a mix between pastel and bright, but I also do believe that they rather look like bubblegum balls which makes them quite enticing.  Take a peek:

I have sent a few more to the Design Centre Launceston and also to Chille, a beautiful gift, clothing and homewares store in Wynyard.  So where to next? I am thinking about approaching some Melbourne stores as I would love to have a few outlets on the 'mainland'.  So if anyone has any ideas please let me know, Jac xo

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

To the city and back

Ive spent a  lovely weekend with my mum and sis, setting up a new stockist in Launceston and Hobart.  That's it - no more Tassie stockists - 7 is enough!  You can now find my work in the Design Centre, Launceston and at Spacebar Gallery, Salamanca.  I have spent the last months of winter creating some bright and bold pieces for sunny days (living in hope!).  I love how we come out of Tassie winter hybernation and start wearing colour again.  Although I do rebel against that...I have even been avoiding any black.  I feel like wearing colour makes me FEEL more colourful (I think that makes sense?)  Here are some of my new pieces, now available at Spacebar or Design Centre:

stretchy lady or girl bracelets

stretchy 'Avy baby' necklaces

Monday, 29 August 2011

To the big smoke I go!

I found out last week that I have received some arts funding to exhibit in a Hobart gallery! Woohoo, a tad excited, I am.  Now I just need to have the right work made and ready to go, a travel companion or two, babysitter for the kidlinks and an available husband (I mean MY husband to be available to look after fam, oh dear that sounded good!)  Ive been really wanting a Hobart stockist, and Ive been waiting for a few months (ages in my book) but these things do happen at the right time in the right season.  So I best get back to work; its my 2nd chid-free day left before school hols and I think I need all the time I can get! Here's my new simple pieces for summer- some for sale at the Makers Workshop:

Little girl and some lady stretchy bracelets

Little girl or lady necklaces

                                             Single pendants on leather: house and tree

                                            Little girl's stretchy necklaces

                                            Unisex necklaces: Ive finally made some boy things!

Monday, 15 August 2011

New tags!

 Yay, I finally have a professional looking tag, and they're fab because they double as my business card as well.  There are 6 different backs, so I can showcase a range of my work at the same time as giving people my general info. Print Domain even drilled the holes for 70% of them - what a bonus!  I was able to also use the logo I designed with a collage of Japanese papers, which I photographed on of my vintage silk scarves for a nicely detailed background.  I like everything I make to have the right kinda mix of  coastal, earthy, gypsy, boho vibe and I think my card details this:

Friday, 29 July 2011

new style

For a while now I've been wanting to work on some different pieces, it just takes a bit longer to outwork the ideas and make them successful.  I want to experiment with odd shapes and more asymmetric patterns; I like odd things that are not uniform and orderly!  Here's a few...

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