Sunday, August 31, 2008

In good company

Just thought I should post a link to the Craft Victoria "A month about making" online catalogue. You'll see the Umi brooch here featured amongst some good company in the form of lots of talented craftspeople from throughout Victoria.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Model behaviour

Yes, it's been a while, but looky here, two posts in one day! Just had to brag again about the gorgeous Esther Anderson (smaller photo above courtesy of Channel 7) who was the model for the Mainichi catalogue shots seen online here. She is now starring as Charlie in TV soap Home and Away! And not only that but she was also in the latest edition of WHO Magazine's 100 Sexiest People! Congratulations Esther. Just remember us when you are really famous....need any jewellery for the red carpet??!!

Eco that French you are speaking?

The lovely Canadians Guylaine & Isabelle at Tomate D'epingles have featured Mainichi on their blog. Take a look at their etsy shop, they too are fellow leather recyclers and make some fabulous creations from leather including earrings and rings such as the clever creation shown here.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Variation on a theme

This is a special piece I've created for the talented Emma (check out her blog apronsandhammers). Emma sells very cool leather pieces under the label Emerge. She is also very skilled at crochet and I acquired one of her Helix scarves, in exchange for this necklace. I call this piece "Shinzo 2" and it is a variation on an existing design (Shinzo).

The red, white and blue was Emma's suggestion, as was the touch of silver, which I've achieved by using some lovely cord acquired on our last visit to Tokyo. *Sigh*

Friday, August 1, 2008

Hmmmm.....the wheels are turning

Yes the wheels are turning, but there's not enough grease and oil in there to really get things cranking today. Lack of sleep thanks to darling son last night and a stressful day yesterday finalising my piece for Craft Victoria's members exhibition "In the Making" for their August festival "A month about Making".
I've posted a pic of the piece, called "Umi", this was a new design created for an exhibition earlier this year for Craft Queensland 's Artisan Gallery, entitled "Unleashed 2008: Objects of Desire". Stay tuned for more crafty input.