Posts Tagged ‘jewellery and fashion’

Gorgeous creatures

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

We’re in love with these new jewellery pieces from talented jeweller Sophie Divett.

Check out her awesome new weta necklaces in bronze or Sterling silver – and if you like those, how about a bronze cicada shell pin to match?

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Embrace nature

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

This stunning handmade pendant from Born to be Boho incorporates a beautiful white stone from the Kaikoura coastline, intricately entwined in Sterling silver wire. Just gorgeous!

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Warmer weather’s coming (honest!)

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Be ready for warmer days! This comfortable, fifties style swimsuit by Annemiek Weterings of Swanwear has a front skirt that is fully lined, and it also features stitched in bra cups and an elastic under bust shelf.

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The fabric is a lovely strong, soft, printed swimwear fabric. Chlorine resistant, it also has 50+UV protection. There are even custom variations available on this design, such as attaching the straps to the back of the suit for more bust support or making the leg pieces longer! Annemiek is happy to discuss options with you.

 

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A beautiful memento

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

This gorgeous custom ring pendant from The Lil Heart is created in your choice of precious metals to capture a significant message or words. It will hold 19-24 characters including spaces – we think it’s a beautiful way to carry your loved ones’ names with you always!

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Infinite warmth and style

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Just the thing for chilly mornings – a gorgeous infinity scarf from Marian Smale in upcycled, unused fabric remnants. Soft, cosy and so very chic.

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Sustainable fashion at your fingertips

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Feeling those frosty mornings? We sure are, so we’re super stoked to be stocking these sustainable Glovely merino gloves from Linlin.

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Glovely gloves are made from small pieces of scrap merino left over from larger clothing items, saving on waste and providing a fabulous range of colour and print combinations.

 

Secure your favourite Glovely gloves now »

 

Practical fashion from November House

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

We love these fabric cord wraps for earphones, fresh from November House. They’re a cute solution to keeping your earphones untangled and neat when not in use, and can also be used to organise charger cords for small electronics. Awesome!

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Wired for silver: the Canterbury crafter who discovered a new passion

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Debbie of Wiredlove is a full time office worker, busy Mum to two teenage daughters (and one chocolate furbaby) and wife to Chris. Debbie creates her individual wearable art works in her spare time and dreams that one day her creations will adorn the necks and fingers of the rich and famous…

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What do you make?
I make handcrafted jewellery items using Sterling silver, copper, brass and mixed media.

How did you get into your craft?
I have always done crafty things, be it clothes, or toys for my children or family or friends’ kids. But in the last four years I have gotten into jewellery – this started with a friend giving me some artistic wire and some beads and it went from there.

Do you have formal training or qualifications in your craft?
In 2014 I attended a level 1 and 2 silver course with The Silversmiths’ Guild of Canterbury, who run courses at The Tannery in Woolston, Christchurch. From my very first lesson you could say I was hooked – I enjoyed it so much I became a Committee member on the Guild! The SSG run monthly workshops for members – so I’m always learning new techniques.

Your favourite materials, tools and processes?
I love mixing silver and copper in my creations. Both metals react differently once heated – over-heat silver and it will melt!

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Tell us about the techniques involved in producing one of your jewellery pieces:
Where do I start? Designing, handsawing a piece of silver plate, heating, forming, soldering, filing… not my most favourite job, but must be done!

What inspires you?
Everything inspires me. I love everything to do with nature, shapes… the list could go on. I also love looking at fashions overseas to see which way the trends are going.

Describe your creative process:
Sometimes I will wake up with ideas and sometimes just looking at something will give me an idea. I can’t say I have certain look to my jewellery (i.e. a range) – I’m forever trying new ideas out.

Describe your workspace:
Cluttered, disorganised and a work in progress. I currently have my work station set up in our office and my soldering station set up in our garage. My dream would be to have a bright airy studio in my backyard or at least a jeweller’s bench, which I’ve been waiting a couple of years for my brother-in-law to make, LOL!

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Your favourite feedback from a customer:
Just seeing the customer’s face on seeing an item is feedback enough.

What are you currently listening to?
Imagine Dragons – Thunder.

Recommend an album:
Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors – they are my favourites at the moment.

What are you reading right now?
Nora Roberts – Whiskey Beach.

A favourite quote:
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

Tell us about your pets:
An eight year old chocolate lab named Rusty – he’s finally starting to get out of the puppy stage! :-)

What would your advice be for those starting out in a crafty business?
Never give up on your dreams.

What was the last handmade item you bought and what attracted you to it?
Some beautiful body butter by Inga Ford Soapmaker, in Peachy – smells divine and leaves my skin feeling beautiful.

What’s in store for the rest of 2017?
I’m currently working on some commission work which I love doing. Perhaps some markets once the weather warms up, and The Silversmiths’ Guild have an exhibition later in the year – so I’ll be working towards this.

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Debbie has generously offered a sweet prize of a stamped Sterling silver adjustable bracelet with either ‘Aroha’ ‘Love’ or ‘Kia Kaha’ stamped on it, valued at $45.00 (see above) for one lucky Felt reader. To be in to win this beautiful bracelet, simply leave a comment telling us what you like about Debbie’s story and her creations. The draw will be made on Friday 30 June and is open to New Zealand residents only.

 

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Beanie looking for a warm hat?

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Brrrr! Winter’s definitely arrived. Luckily, talented yarnster Cornflake Purl is here to save the day with a great range of stylish and snuggly beanies to keep your noggin warm. Get yours today!

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Art immortalised

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

The Lil Heart make beautiful jewellery from artwork you supply – be it a hand-drawn heart in your own unique style, or your child’s precious artwork. Send it through to them and they’ll cast and polish it to perfection!

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