Articles tagged with: australian jewellery designers

25 March 2013

Shopping in Surry Hills: Workshopped

Shop Australian Design

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Nobody does it on their own! Behind every great artist, thinker, or creative individual stood dozens of people who helped them along. Patrons, parents, teachers, and friends offered advice, encouragement, and occasionally financial support. That hasn’t changed! Modern artists and designers need help at every step of their journey to realize their vision. And when they do, all of us reap the benefits!

For over 11 years now, WORKSHOPPED has been helping up-and-coming Australian designers at every stage of the production process. The company’s primary goal is to forge successful relationships between designers and manufacturers and sellers. All three are needed to bring inspired products to life, at a reasonable price.

What is the process?

WORKSHOPPED is essentially a design hub that invites promising Australian designers to exhibit their work. The company promotes these shows and then selects items that are well-received for possible future production. Their last exhibition features over 60 designers and was a smashing success.

It doesn’t matter if the item is scheduled for mass production or limited edition, WORKSHOPPED will promote any idea as long as it is completely original and desirable. Production method is also not an issue, as the team has worked on both simple and intricate designs.

Before WORKSHOPPED came on the scene, new designers had to fight tooth and nail to get their creations in front of the buying public. Now they have an effective and reliable avenue to bring the best in Australian design to the people. The company is proud of the many Australian designers it has helped take their projects from concept to reality. Several young designers who exhibited their work at WORKSHOPPED signed commercial production deals and brought their vision to the masses.

What do they show?

The company has over 14 distinct departments on its website, http://www.workshopped.com.au. They include Accessories, Bath & Kitchen, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Furniture, Gifts, Jewellery, Kitchen, Living Room, Workplace, and more! Items for these spaces include everything from cutting boards and cushions to knickknacks and wallpaper. The pieces that show well are often accepted for wide-scale production by manufacturers.

In the image clock wise:

-Dial Hangers, $30

-Watch Out, $250

-Graph Cup, $32

-Dosh Wallet, $89

-Tuerca ring, $248

-Eyoi Yoi Pendant Light, $1355

05 February 2013

Bunny-themed Finds: The Story Book Rabbit

Illustrated Porcelains, Pendants and Brooches

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You might already know of my slight obsession with bunnies and all things bunnies….

Since I came home with Emilio the Bunny one year ago I’ve decided that bunnies are the best pets ever, he always brings a smile to my face and I cannot resist his cuteness and fluffiness.

I get quite excited every time I find cute bunny inspired objects on internet and I now have a nice Bunny Board on Pinterest J

05 February 2013

The Jam Facory, Adelaide

A creative project in Adelaide

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Located in Adelaide city centre, JamFactory is a non-profit organisation that is funded by the South Australian Government.

For nearly four decades now, JamFactory has been presenting and promoting the work of talented designers, craftspeople, and artists. They are internationally known for their galleries, studios, and shops. Most importantly, of course, is the funding they provide for public programs that nurture and guide the careers of young artists. At present, JamFactory operates four major studios or workshops, each of which is devoted to a single discipline.

Ceramics

Establish in 1979, the original focus of the popular Ceramics Studio was stoneware pots. Experienced instructors guided students through the production process and helped them master a valuable skill. More recently, the focus of the studio has shifted to the production of fine porcelain using new methods such as computer aided design.

09 November 2012

Products We Love: Handmade Colourful Jewellery

Australian jewellery designers

Beaded-Necklaces

Human beings have been making decorative accessories since time immemorial. Handmade jewellery was originally made of natural materials like shells, wood, bone, sinew, and berries. How do we know? Because jewellery beads from Africa that date back to the earliest human societies have been uncovered. Of course, jewellery making has come a long way since then!

Based in Melbourne, Emily Green is an artist and noted designer of wearable art. Her growing catalogue includes necklaces, earrings, brooches, and scarves. With the exception of her scarves, her entire line of colourful accessories is made by hand and can be ordered on the internet.

Sometimes described as an indie designer, Emily Green has a style all her own. Her use of organic forms, bright colors, and unusual geometric shapes is as daring as it is fresh and new. She is also inspired by the colours and natural beauty of her hometown, Melbourne.

Because they are handmade, no two necklaces are entirely the same. There will inevitably be slight variations in the size, shape, and even the tone of the beads. As a result, the accessory will not be identical to the one that appears in the photograph. It will be unique.

When it comes to the beads themselves, the artist offers countless combinations. Beads differ in size, color, even texture.

Sydney based designer Rachel Wightman works with clay and creates beaded jewellery in vibrant colour combinations. You can shop her collection in her Etsy shop Not Tuesday here.

So Little time Co. is another of our favorite Etsy shop: Melbourne designer Kirsty Eckard creates one of a kind necklaces and brooches from locally sourced wood.

How to wear colourful beads? One of the things people love about handmade jewellery is that it is stylish and sensible without being overstated. All our favorite designers offer a large collection of colourful and casual accessories that can compliment nearly any ensemble.

1- Emily Green Clementine Necklace 2- So Little Time Co. 3- Not Tuesday 4- Emily Green Peach Polka Necklace 5- Unique Necklace by A Bird of Play

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