|Super cute leather |
purse by Left Road
|Just the right size to carry your cards and some notes. |
from Corky Saint Clair
Key to my Heart
6 days ago
|I never |
as an adult until the end of 2009 and my very first destination
I absolutely loved it and despite having travelled much further since then Japan is still my number one travel destination.
The clothing there is unbelievable.
Fashion in Melbourne seems pretentious yet pedestrian after spending time in Japan. In Tokyo everyone is so keenly groomed. I felt like the dirtiest person in the whole city.
Beyond fashion, all the Japanese people I met there were so lovely. It seems incredible that such a densely populated country can operate so harmoniously. I couldn't believe people didn't lock up there bikes in Tokyo.
This story broke my heart a little.
|I have donated a solid silver brain locket to the SOS Japan Charity Auction, that has been set up to assist with the recent earthquake and tsunami there. All money raised from the SOS Japan charity auction goes to the the Red Cross Japan and Pacific Disaster Appeal. |
|You can bid on this locket and other choice items by designers such as Romance is Born, Joshua Hall, Gala Curios, Henry Roth, Elke Kramer, Does Not Equal, amongst others. |
There are some really inspiring pieces being offered at great prices and it is for a very worthy cause so please take the time to have a look.
|I love wearing |
skulls - they have to be a bit spazzy and crafty looking-I don't like the boganesque,
scary skulls favoured by the Harley Davidson set.
This cute little handmade skull comes on an 80cm Italian sterling silver fine curb chain.
Available from Corky Saint Clair. Top value at $30AUD
|Q: What happens when you combine the deep healing powers of a quartz wand with a sterling silver skeleton with articulated limbs? |
A: You get a stylish necklace that is fun to wear.
Available from Corky Saint Clair. $89AUD
|Finders Keepers Melbourne |
2011was the cruisiest design market I've done so far.
There was a cute origami theme going on.
|Nick and I set the world record for bumping in. We arrived at 9.40am and had to be ready by 10am so I felt kinda shakey the first hour. |
Lots of other stall keepers were laughing at us, which was truly hilarious.
|I had a great time at Finders Keepers. It's nice getting a chance to chat to old customers and people I have known in the craft scene outside of the shop. |
Claudia got our stall looking really neat. That is the neatest set up I've ever had and it made the whole day just roll by.
|Richard the Carrot caused a mini explosion with the gingers at the show. |
Everyone seemed to have a ginger friend who needed Richard or at least needed to comment upon him.
Design market sales arm. Notice all the reasonable price points we offered our customers.
|Witch house and fashion gothiness are so huge right now. |
If I had a nu-gothic or fashion goth girlfriend or an emotionally complex and sexually amorphous fashion boyfriend I would get him/her one of these anatomical
Heart lockets which.....
|...open to reveal weird clustering pigeon detail, remiscent of H.R. Giger's work for the Alien Quadrilogy.(or was that the Alien Heptalogy?Did Alien VS Predator and Alien VS Predator: Requiem count as official sequels?)|
|....the revelation of the heart shaped birds within the human heart is a metaphor for pain finally released|
|....and only in separation are the the birds finally free |
Gothy Anatomical Heart locket with heart shaped pigeons Pendant. Solid Sterling silver. Available from Corky Saint Clair $400AUD.
Kit from the Netherlands. Yeh, it's basically strong foam with two needles with tiny grooves placed near the tip. The grooves force the unspun wool into the woolen weave of the garment to be repaired, creating a fine felt surface.
|You also get five balls of the most gorgeously coloured wool. I chose colours to patch up my navy blue cashmere sweater.|
|*sigh* these colours are like the sistine chapel of wool.|
|I have had this cashmere sweater for over ten years. I refuse to throw it away even though the arms are now so thin you can see through them. Everytime I wore it it felt like it would finally die.|
|The wool filler creates a felt like patch work on the weaker areas of the garment. You aren't trying to create a seamless or invisible repair - the repair work becomes part of the design.|
|It is so addictive and satisfying using the wool filler, as this short video proves.|