Saturday, February 26, 2011


The Official Corky Sterlin Silver Brain Locket is nearly ready to be released. It took nearly six months to get it carved and produced but it should be in the shop in the next week! Our carver did a great job - there is a bounty of beautiful detailing on the folds of the cerebellum.

This piece is stunningly beautiful and functional too, I have been carrying some anti anxiety medication around in mine. You could put more romantic items like tiny love letters or your lover's hair in yours - whatever you'd want in your own tiny brain.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


The Corky stand at Life Instyle 2011 was designed by Vin Chan + Akiko Uedo.

I had worked with Vin last year when he designed our two official Corky fonts that we use for alot of our signage and promotional material.

We got an amazing response to the our original jewellery trees that formed part of the stand.I will be making the trees out of plywood and selling them in early April. A few lucky stores have been promised a couple of the sample trees. This is my favourite tree. It looks like a mustache on a stick.

This bush is good for displaying
studs and charms

Tall pine tree good for larger pieces and building more complex stories.

This was the largest tree and formed our centre piece.


Corky Blog was recently caught up in a real life drama that unfolded in China Town, Sydney.  

The Men in Black arrive.

Monday, February 21, 2011



Bhudda tile by Tales of the Western

Lola & Bailey

Sunday Afternoon

Hot Toffee

Nadia from Tinker


I gave my favourite angel aura quartz crystal pendant to someone I used to be completely obsessed with, so to replace it I got myself this new one that is even bigger. Angel Aura crystals have an iridescent quality which gives it a shimmery surface appearance.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Most people think Sydney is all about the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, but if you take the time to scratch the surface there is so much more.

China Town

Top night clubs

Urban fashion

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


The second I put these stunning acrylic horse mobiles up at the shop everything seemed more cheery. The range features mobiles with folk styled bunnies, birds, peacocks and foxes. They are made in Australia by Sheree Ford.

Sheree from Flit Design started Corky Saint Clair with me in 2003.

Acrylic Horse mobile - the perfect Valentine's Day Gift. Available from Corky Saint Clair $60AUD.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


If I had a girlfriend, I figure I'd spend about sixty bucks on her valentines day gift. You could get something of a nice quality for that amount.

With some careful shopping you can blow her mind without blowing your budget. So for the rest of the week I will be blogging Valentine's Day Gift suggestions, all of which will cost sixty dollars.

I really like this chunky little 3D sterling silver owl pendant. It feels like a really good weight for something that size - I like wearing dense necklaces.

Sterling silver owl necklace available from Corky Saint Clair.Sixty Dollars AUD


Sterling silver lego pendant on 80cm Italian sterling silver fine curb chain.
Available from Corky Saint Clair $65AUD


Luyi and Bubs is a new craft label designed and made by Louis Italiano and Abdul Abdullah.

Their current range of wooden necklaces feature creatures and people suspended on little swing sets. Each wooden piece is handpainted.

Yesterday I spoke exclusively with Louis...

Corky blog: Hi Louis
Louis: Hey Corky Blog

Corky blog: Can you tell us what is 'Luyi + Bubs'?
Louis: Luyi & Bubs is Abdul Abdullah and my brand new creative project and craft/jewellery label. For the past year, I've been working at Christopher Hussein Bril's Melbourne-based label Corky, developing my skills in craft and jewellery design and production. Abdul and I met when we were tiny children at school in Western Australia. Since then, Abdul has grown to become an established painter, boxer and renowned environmentalist.

Corky blog: Where are you based?
Louis: Formerly solely a Melbourne-based label, we now have studios in both Melbourne and Perth!

Corky blog: Where do you get your images for the line come from?
Louis: Really, we just think of things that might look pretty or hilarious if they were hanging on a chain around someone who is either pretty or hilarious.

Corky blog: What lies in store for Luyi + Bubs in 2011? Any clues to future designs or motifs?
Louis: Working intra-continentally, we plan to complete our skipping/swinging line in the coming months. Expect more animals and overweight children! We might also have our label stocked at a handmade design market in Stockholm, Sweden (details to follow, Swedes!) and we'd like to have some (any!) kind of online presence in the coming months too!

Corky blog: Who is your favourite Melbourne based indie craft label?
Louis: Haha! Besides Corky of course? I always like the stuff that A Skulk of Foxes are up to!
Corky blog: I love A Skulk of Foxes too. Thanks for your time and good luck with your label!

Monday, February 07, 2011


Hey Everybody

All these cold days and rainy nights in Melbourne - it feels like summer died in the ass, again.

Anyway we have marked all guys tees down from $65AUD to $49AUD.

If you come into the shop you can check out our new tee: the Carry Monster
Dots Pattern tee in Ashphalt.

Available from Corky Saint Clair
Priced from $40AUD for a limited time only.



Friday, February 04, 2011


Sterling Silver Hibiscus stickpin, currently a one off.
Available from Corky Saint Clair $100AUD. 



Eadweard J. Muybridge (9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904) was an English photographer who spent much of his life in the United States. He is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion which used multiple cameras to capture motion, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip.

Sterling silver unicorn stick pin

Sterling silver unicorn stick pin by Christopher-Hussein Bril + Clair McArdle. $60AUD available from Corky Saint Clair
"Running T-REX" 2011
Sterling silver t-rex stick pin by Christopher-Hussein Bril + Clair McArdle. $60AUD available from Corky Saint Clair

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


80cm Italian sterling silver heartlink chain. So sweet!

We got these manufactured for us - so you won't find them anywhere else. We have two lengths 80cm and 60cm.

Available from Corky Saint Clair 80cm $40AUD and 60cm $35AUD.




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