Wednesday, March 31, 2010


The Strangely Accurate Oracle in action - notice the lovely spinning motion.

Available from Corky Saint Clair $89Au


Sterling Silver plane charm on a silver chain by Red Cloud Design.

Available from Corky Saint Clair $59Au. Comes in gift box.


Solid silver LEGO cufflinks - for the boy with all the toys.

Available from Corky Saint Clair $140Au

Monday, March 29, 2010


New at Corky Saint Clair, tiny sparrow sterling silver studs by ELK.

Available at Corky Saint Clair $69Au


Hi Everybody, thanks for all the entries to our Mustache photo competition.

Although we had to choose two prize winners, we just want to say that everyone who entered is a winner in their own way. For reals.

Sexiest Mustache
'Ryan' submitted by Fiona Lee of Fitzroy. The judges were blown away by the sexiness of Ryan's carefully groomed pink mo. Tres Sensuelle.

Best Mustache
Thomas Finech of Brunswick West. Nice Mo, Bro.

Prize winners please contact Corky Head Office to collect your prizes.


Saturday, March 27, 2010


I just want to listen to guitars that sound like this


Friday, March 26, 2010


Jeremy the Sperm Whale Sterling Silver Cufflink. A nice customer designed these, but I can't remember whom. I wish I could remember, look I what I made for you, look what you made me do

Available from Corky Saint Clair $150Au


Sterling silver coin cufflink with wheat detail by Corky. I really like the shape and size of these cufflinks, although I sense this is going to be one of those pretty things that just sits in the shop for years.
Available from Corky Saint Clair $150au

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Tooth shaped tooth pick holder. Available from Corky Saint Clair $10


Having a Coke with You

is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, IrĂșn, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne   
or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona   
partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian
partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt
partly because of the fluorescent orange tulips around the birches
partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary   


Sterling Silver Geometric Bird necklace by Elk. 

Available from Corky Saint Clair. $140Au

Monday, March 22, 2010


Check out this stylish enamelled rabbit ring by Elk. I don't think you'd wear it every day but it'd be fun to wear on special occassions.

Available from Corky Saint Clair. $35Au 


Fork & spoon studs, clothes peg studs and pencil shaving necklace by everyone's favourite silver designer Victoria Mason

Available from Corky Saint Clair.
Studs $55Au
Necklace $220Au


Sunday, March 21, 2010




This is a super sweet video made by my friend Sarah McNeill and her brother. I think it won some kind of award in Tasmania?

This is a super sweet video made by my friend Sarah McNeill and her brother. I think it won some kind of award in Tasmania?




Went to the studio launch of my favourite painter Emily Ferreti.
Halfway through we looked out the window and there was a naked bike protest on Gertrude Street.

Oh Fitzroy...


Saturday, March 20, 2010



Archaic Torso of Apollo

We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,

gleams in all its power. Otherwise
the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could
a smile run through the placid hips and thighs
to that dark center where procreation flared.

Otherwise this stone would seem defaced
beneath the translucent cascade of the shoulders
and would not glisten like a wild beast's fur:

would not, from all the borders of itself,
burst like a star: for here there is no place
that does not see you. You must change your life.

Raina Maria Rilke


Mexican Lucha Libre Masks.

The masks are 'one-size' and there is some variation, but they generally fit most adults. The lace-up closure can be loosened or tightened for some adjustment in size and fit.

Available from Corky Saint Clair $59Au 


Check it out this model from Fashion Hayley's new editorial in The Vine is wearing my AK-47 necklace.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Witch's Kitchen utensils by Tord Boontje. I think it would be fun to eat using these stabby little tools, especially if you like picking at your food. Imagine setting a table using these, people would be so surprised.

You'd have to be careful washing them as they cost $770US for the set.

There is a matching cauldron stoneware cooking set which isn't as cute - kinda looks like african kitchenware from the markets.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Spoon necklace

Available from Corky Saint Clair $25


Sterling silver fork necklace. 

Available from Corky Saint Clair $59Au

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I love this 'Beer Buddies Drinking Brooch' by Anneke Von Bommel. Her work incorporates the motifs of 'Canadiana' - imagery that chimes with Craft's perennial obsession with 'The Forest' (Handcut brooch cut from Nickel Silver, $320 US)

All her work is 'hand cut or rendered' so no two pieces are the same.


Friday, March 12, 2010


Bone China Cranes

Available from Corky Saint Clair $20Au


Little bone china tealight holder.

Available from Corky Saint Clair for $29

Sorry I've been blogging about the flood so much. Normal blogging about jewellery and ceramics will resume now.

The shop is back to normal. If anything it looks prettier now because we have been redecorating as we cleaned up.

There are some things that got a bit wet in the flood that are on sale - like those horse lamps everyone seems to like so much.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


This is the first chapter of my new novel. It's a dramatic retelling of the flooding of the subway. I hope you enjoy it!

The day Melbourne was struck by the Storm of the Century, I was innocently sitting in Corky Saint Clair with my work experience girl - an 'at risk youth' from Frankston South. I was teaching her how to make jewellery. We were having so much fun that we weren't really paying attention to anyone who came into the shop.

As we pieced together top quality Corky Brand necklaces I caught her staring at me for a second too long, I held her gaze but wasn't going to play that game. Later as I bent over to put away some silver chains I heard her emit a sequence of short, sharp intakes of breath. It was becoming clear that soon I would have to talk to her about my Secret: a secret that I could barely acknowledge within myself - there was so much inside of me, like a dam waiting to burst forth. But more about that in Chapter Two.

Anyway, without warning icy water came rushing in to the arcade. There were hail stones the size of tennis balls floating in the water.

The subway had been flooded a fortnight before, but this time the water was coming faster. Roger from the weird Rockerbilly shop next door pulled down one of the roller doors at the entrance to the subway down. There was so much water it exploded through the door sending ribbons of steel everywhere.

more here


Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Here is a list of banned or restricted items for import into Australia. How ballsy would you have to be to bring 'embyro clones' into Australia in your suitcase? That would make for an enthralling episode of Border Patrol (I kinda feel that show should be called Xenophobia Patrol...)

Sunday, March 07, 2010



The International Lace Award seeks to encourage contemporary design and challenge conventional notions of lace and its application in the areas of fashion, the built environment and digital multimedia.

Professional and amateur artists, designers and practitioners around the world are invited to enter for the chance to be exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum and win a share of $40,000 (Australian dollars) in prize money.

The Award defines lace as an openwork structure whose pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas.
Approximately 30 works will be selected for consideration for exhibition in July 2011.


Stainless steel bird mobile $30 from Corky Saint Clair


Here is me looking annoyed. I had to sit on the table because the water was icy and hurt my feet.

So we cleaned up the shop again for the second time in as many weeks.

Here is Louis wading through the crap.


Friday, March 05, 2010



Photo number two - young guy fell over in flood and cut himself really badly.


World's first commercial jet pack -$75 000US. You don't need a pilot's license to fly it.

"The Martin Aircraft Company jetpacks have about 200 HP coming out of their dual propellers. They can go up to 1.5 miles [high] in the air and reach speeds of 60 mph. They will aim to make about 500 packs a year.

These jetpacks were invented by Glenn Martin, who unveiled his prototype last year in July. This whole contraption weighs less than 254 lbs, so in the UK, you won't need a pilot's license to travel in it. It is capable of traveling 30 miles with a full tank of fuel."

How much fun would it be to fly to work?
above the throng out of sight
spying on cute people in the park -
spitting on hipsters on their bikes

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


LEGO silver necklace
Available from Corky Saint Clair $70Au



Hey everybody, submit a photo of yourself or a friend with a mustache to win one of three Corky Label Moustache Comb Necklaces! This piece is a nice example of visual rhyming - a moustache comb that looks like a moustache...

We will be awarding prizes in the following categories

1. Best Photo overall
2. Sexiest photo
3. Most Artististic photo

Entries close March 31st 2010.
Email entries to

or mail to
Corky Saint Clair
Shop 3
Degraves Street Subway
3000 Australia
Southern Hemisphere

Rules and Regulations 
-it must be your original photo
i.e. no photos of celebrities
-employees of Corky Saint Clair Pty Ltd are not permitted to enter
-one entry per customer


"And when there's no one who cares, I could protect you like I've always been there - I'll become your bear"

Solid Silver Bear necklace. GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! available from Corky Saint Clair $175Au




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