Posts Tagged ‘jewellery’

A day at the markets

March 28, 2010

The handmade markets were on again today. I love these markets. Though they may be more expensive than others, though their organisation may lack a little, they are currently the best place to see new and inspiring designers and products in Canberra. Everytime we go (they’re only on four times a year), I fall in love with so many products, concepts, and lovely people. They make me really, really wish I was more creative!

Today Libby and I treated ourselves to some adorable and clever cupcakes. Mine was chocolate with a sweet little sheep on top:

and Libby’s was coffee flavoured, made in a little paper coffee cup and done up like a cappuccino.

The markets were at a new venue today and it was terribly, terribly busy. In shuffling along behind the masses of people (and climbing around the overabundance of strollers) our little group got separated, so it wasn’t exactly the group outing we’d envisaged. But I think everyone found some beautiful things, and we did manage to meet up for lunch.

Of course I came home with a few nice things, and plans to make more nice things for myself—if I ever get time!



September 17, 2009

I bought some beautiful earrings a couple of weeks ago from le Beau Papillon at Etsy, and they arrived this week!

all wrapped up

Beautifully packaged, aren’t they? And yes, I know there are four boxes there, but they were having a buy-one-get-one-half-price sale. And one pair is a gift. Nothing to feel guilty about, right?

peek inside

I had so much fun opening those pretty little boxes, and discovered the contents were packed in turquoise tissue. One of my favourite colours.


The three pairs for me are just as gorgeous as their pictures, and of course I had to try them on straight away.


Not bad, eh? Packages always brighten my day.

First forays into beading

August 9, 2009


A necklace made for my friend Naomi’s birthday, featuring a big lump of lavastone and some beautiful wine-coloured glass beads. It’s not sitting the best on me because the chain around the back of the neck is a bit long, but that means I can adjust it to fit her perfectly.

This was my first real attempt at making beaded jewellery, and although it took ages and involved lots of rethinking the design, I think it’s not bad for a first attempt.