Sunday, December 16, 2012

Check out our new stock & X'mas Collection!

Check out the masses of beautifully bright Cath O'Gorman pieces in our X'mas collection!

Reanne Brewin's ladybug-like kitchenware allows you to mix n match the perfect combo...

Olenka's new necklaces are in and straight up on the wall! Gorgeous as always!

The ever popular Not Tuesday have made some great new necklaces for this summer!  
Luke's necklaces play with contrasting bold colours and raw natural materials, great for summer outfits...

These beautiful baskets by Nicole Robins are a must have for any wall or table needing a lil' accessorising!

Be sure to drop by and check out all the above and more! Remember we are open on Sunday's up until Christmas Eve and we will be celebrating the festive season Saturday the 22nd of December from 2 - 4pm with bubbly and finger foods, so please come and help celebrate with us!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New instore: Lyn & Tony

I just cannot get enough of Lyn & Tony and their series of jewellery '2'!

Not only have we got a re-stock of the large neckpieces (with new colour combos), we have also got a couple of new designs...

Such as the 'mini-me' of the larger pieces, same design just smaller and to top them off, they have a lil'bitta bling with chunky gold-plated clasps.

If you're more a pendant person, check out this gorgeous leather and sliced agate neckpiece! When the stone catches the light, it comes to life! A semi-transperent array of purples... 

A bangle did make it into the store... A gorgeous lil' aqua leather 'n coral number... But alas, I snapped it up!

Be sure to come by and check them all out!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

HECHO EN MEXICO by Verity Roberts

La Sirena, encaustic on paper

VERITY ROBERTS has just returned from San Miguel de Allende in Gto. Mexico.

It is here she created her current body of work and it is because it travels with her that it is small in scale.

This time the works are all encaustic either on paper, tin panels or museum board and in a tin frame handmade by Sr. Carlos Siqueira, a local tin craftsman.

Que Rico (How Delicious!),
 encaustic on panel
The inspiration was the daily life and streetscapes surrounding her on this year's journey. It will always continue to fascinate and be evocative of another world where magic happens for her on a daily basis.
The delicacy of her work is still there but this time so is the colour of Mexico. The bright colours and the subtle ochres which surround.

Road to Queretaro,
encaustic on board
Prior to the residency she attended the I.E.A.A. (International Encaustic Artist Association) 2012 Conference in San Antonio, Texas. There she met with the inspiring encaustic community and sold some work to Alaska, New York and Vancouver. She attended workshops – with Daniella Woolf and Laura Moriarty – both reknown contemporary encaustic artists.

Hecho en Mexico closes on the 17th of November, be sure to visit the exhibition and experience a little Mexican magic...

(Photos taken by Sarah Callister,

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New instore: Workshop 8_5

Check out the new Workshop 8_5 bangles that have just arrived in store. Stack on some colour! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

New instore: Katrina Freene

Be sure to drop in and check out Katrina Freenes kitsch and colourful jewellery collection - perfect pieces for the upcoming summer!  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Featured Artist: Lyn & Tony

What attracted you/got you started on your artistic path?
We are both been obsessed with the beauty of nature, having grown up in the idyllic landscapes around Byron Bay, on the far north coast of NSW. Our art practice is a process through which we explore this amazing world that surrounds us.

What inspires you?

The natural world is a constant source of inspiration for us - we are constantly collecting rocks, plants, feathers etc that never cease to amaze with their incredible colours & textures.

How would you describe your aesthetic?

We would describe our aesthetic as rich, colourful & textural - we love to combine contrasting materials that highlight the beauty of the natural products we are working with.

Besides jewellery making, what medium do you enjoy working with?

Our jewellery developed as an extension of our art photography, which we have been exhibiting internationally for 10 years or more. Our photography explores the contrast of the fragility of the body against the harsh extremes of the Australian landscape.

Tell us a bit about your studio space...
Our studio space is a wonderful old lolly factory in East Sydney, one of the few industrial buildings in the area yet to be converted to apartments. The area has an interesting history as the centre of the Razor Gang action in the 1920s & was still surrounded by brothels etc up till the early 90s when we first moved in. It is a great luxury to have the space to use our studio for both photography and our jewellery making. The building has a wonderful, calm ambience despite being in the centre of the city and we surround ourselves with inspirational objects ...... boulders from our favourite beach, unusual and rare plants and pieces from our art nouveau ceramic collection.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsmen (alive or dead) who would it be?

We are very interested in the aesthetics of the french Art Nouveau movement and the influence of the natural world on the development of their art, so the studios of the sculptor Rodin, the jeweller Rene Lalique & the glass/ceramic artist Emile Galle would be amazing to see.

What’s next for you and your practice?

We are excited to have discovered some beautiful Australian opals to work with for upcoming jewellery pieces & we are looking forward to our first photographic show in Tokyo, later this year. We are also completing a photographic book project that we have been working on for a few years now, so its going busy!