Well, it hasn’t even been officially launched yet but our first piece from the new Tucker & Grace collection shone bright under the spotlight while adorning the lovely neck of one Missy Higgins yesterday on a popular morning TV show. The amazingly talented Kate Tucker and I made this piece using 98% recycled materials. We’re pretty proud and we hope you like it too! Each piece in our collection is hand made so no two will ever be the same. And they’re so new they’re not even in the shops yet, but send us an email if you’d like to own one of these beauties for yourself.
Wow, what an honour to be featured along side all of these amazing people!
Sustainable, social and ethical change makers made up a big part of this year’s Top 100. Among them, the lovely Nerida Lennon is making a documentary on sustainable fashion and the future of the fashion industry, the talented Anisha Bhoyro is a slow fashion advocate, who’s approach to fashion involves using zero-waste design principles when designing her garments, and the forward thinking Juliette Anich, co-founder of The Clothing Exchange and creator of Urban Food Maps.
I’ve had a few enquiries about the quartz-crystal necklace I’m wearing in this shot. While this particular piece is a one-off, I will be making more. But as I have decided to only use second-hand crystals (that which I can pick up at op-shops, garage sales and through trusted sellers online), you may have to be patient. If you would like one of these necklaces and have a crystal you’d like me to use I’d be happy to make one to order. Otherwise email me and I’ll pop you’re name on the waiting list.
Speaking of my jewellery, I have new pieces in e.g.etal and they have a gorgeous new online store – yum-o!
And last but not least – check out my new-look website designed by the uber-talented Jacqui Lau. And my modest little BigCartel store selling Gift Certificates for The Treasury and my Little Wonder earrings made out of Sterling Silver and recycled plastic.
It’s almost been a year since I started stocking the most beautiful jewellery gallery in Melbourne; e.g.etal.
If you haven’t been before then I suggest you leave your desk, or couch, or wherever it is you are reading this right now and head for the closest form of PT (or a bike, even better) that will get you to the basement of 167 Flinders Lane. There you will find the lovely Lil, Tess, or Liv who will happily show you around and make you feel at home amongst the sparkles and blings. The jewellery is so amazing and so unlike anything you see anywhere else that you’ll probably want to shed a little tear, or laugh manically while peering into the glistening cabinets – but don’t worry, I’m sure they’re used to it by now 😉
While you’re there, make sure you take a little peek and see my latest designs. Here’s a detail of a neckpiece made out of Sterling Silver and oxidised for my Facets collection:
If you can’t make it in to the store then you can check out their blog. This month’s artist interview is with the very talented David Parker.
e.g.etal is also going to be part of the State of Design festival’s Look.Stop.Shop this year with an exhibition entitled ‘Covert Jewels’ by Cinnamon Lee.
Here’s a sneak peek of something else I’ve been working on…..
The mustard bits are made from pieces from a gorgeous little vintage game, the body of the earring is oxidised Silver.
Let me know what you think!
A sneak peak from my new collection….
This pieces is made from recycled materials and loves listening to Prince!
The ‘Silver range’ collection features antlers, dove wings, deer heads and hearts, and some even as animal trophy displays. The range also appears in ‘Hall of Fame’ starring many celebrities wearing the ‘The Hunted/ Silver range’.