Wednesday, 27 January 2010

If you go down to the beach today, your in for a big surprise!

Was down by the Marina on Sunday, and my is it a horrible place, the beach is strewn with so much debris from the boats on the harbour, saw some really random things like a mobile home, whoops, sorry, a mobile phone! an onion, a flip flop that looked like it had been involved in a shark attack and an old bedraggled cuddly toy.


Fishing Nylon



Brighton Marina



Lost a phone?



Plastic



I found some really good stuff, like a huge roll of peppermint coloured nylon, some jazzy yellow plastic and some driftwood. I also noticed there were other scavengers looting the beach, carrying off massive bits of wood for something. Made this necklace yesterday with plaited hemp, crystals and found nylon. I really really like it and was tempted not to sell it!


A new Nylon and hemp necklace, will be added to shop soon.

Have also ventured into the eBay world, and I am selling some wire wrapped pieces online, theres lots of heart shaped pieces of glass, which are really cute for valentines day, and other items too. Checkity check them out here...
Goodbye, untill next time!

Saturday, 23 January 2010

I love japanese food



Had a lovely meal @ Pompoko, in Brighton tonight,















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Monday, 18 January 2010

New items in shop, big sale and win a necklace!




Finishing this necklace that I've been working on for the past few days, reminds me of a funky Caveman's necklace. Its made from reclaimed fishing nylon, textiles, thread, vintage Swarovski crystal, organic hemp, driftwood and sea plastic. Put this and a couple more fishermans ropes in the shop.
Also I am having a 50% off discount promo for all members if they log in for the code, and you can also win a fishermans rope necklace by clicking here.




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Monday, 11 January 2010

New updates in shop

Reclaimed nylon with 15% of profits going to Surfers against sewage.






"Sea shell swirl" reclaimed nylon bangle
Sea shell, reclaimed nylon, sterling silver, neon orange thread, organic hemp.






"Neon Armband bling" reclaimed wetsuit armband cuff
Sea pottery, reclaimed nylon, vintage Swarovski crystals, neon yellow thread, reclaimed wetsuit armband.








"Plastic Art Deco" reclaimed nylon statement necklace
reclaimed nylon, organic hemp, vintage Swarovski crystals, beach buoy.








"Turks head knot" - reclaimed nylon necklace
Reclaimed nylon, sterling silver, neon yellow thread, vintage Swarovski crystals.






"Fluro ID" reclaimed nylon bangle
Sea pottery, reclaimed nylon, organic hemp.


Goodbye, untill next time,

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Snow pup

Woof!









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Friday, 8 January 2010

Loving this Polaroid application
Steve put on my phone called Polarize. Turns your photos into digital polaroids, endless fun.











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Thursday, 7 January 2010

More Nylon and snow




Being snowed in the past few days I have been mulling about and experimenting with loads of my reclaimed nylon. I had a bit of a creative block, which frustrated me, not to add to the fact that the pieces I use are found, and so follow no particular regularity. Different lenghts and diameters mean that there can be limitations and most designs will be one offs, so I have to think carefully about each piece I use. I spent the last few days making the ones above, and have laid out the components for some large statement pieces which I'm excited about, I love making something a bit mad or crazy everynow and again.
All the reclaimed nylon pieces above will be in my shop soon and 15% of the price of any piece of reclaimed nylon based jewellery is donated to surfers against sewage, an organisation set up to campaign for clean beaches and waters, for recreational sport and the health of the coastal eco system in general.
All of the nylon I use has been found on the beach, and would normally just litter the sand. These materials are not biodegradable, so they can pose a threat of wildlife if they become entangled or eat it. All the pieces I find are hand washed and disinfected, so they are squeaky clean and ready to work with.

Horay!

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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Brrrrr!!!!!

Snowy day in Brighthelm



















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Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Craft Fair talent

I've been meaning to do a post for a while about all the fantabulous stuff I accumulated at this Decembers craft fairs. I say "accumulate" because most of these wonderful commodities were swapped rather than bought. I love swapping, I think its so much better than buying!
This AMAZING pot was made by Pamela Byrne, based in Seaford. I met her at a craft fair in November at the Friends Meeting House in Brighton, and she did an Open House with us in December too. I love her rustic organic looking pottery, it looks like something thats been dug out of the ground. I hate things that look too overdone and perfect, its beauty lies in the fact that it is other worldy. You can contact Pam by email if you want some cool pottery too, prices from £15, byrnepamela@yahoo.com.




Wierd Drawing showing the circulation of a lobster! By Sojutanaka, probably not the best example of their work as the craft fair predominatly had alot of their siganture kitsch japaneese artwork, but I was drawn to this obscure image instead.



I'm loving this too, you know when you just see an image and fal in love with it, I saw this and all the colours just jumped out at me. I'm very biased by colours, and although I am not the biggest fan of red, I can forgive it in this photograph by Fellow Folksy seller Lucy Noakes. She was also selling very sweet lucite style flowers and charms all made out of Fimo. V cute. You can visit her website, www.lucynoakes.co.uk, here.



The Baglady of Brighton swapped this amazing bag with me, you can't see it very well in this photo but the inside layer is a soft grey jumbo cord, covered in vintage bullrush lace, cream buttons and a constrasting lace trim, its so pretty!!!!
I'm not really a clutch bag sort of person, I don't see the point in holding your bag, it kind of defys the point in having a bag (unless you have a suitcase of course!), so I have decided to use this to put my essential jewellery making components in, and it suits this purpose very well! like a posh pencilcase! I got my sister one for christmas with a gaint cats face on too and she loved it!
You can visit Katie's site here...www.bagladyofbrighton.com.


Mmm tea! Tanya at TYSK tea was giving away tea all day, that she had blended herself, at the Guerilla Art market. I have never seen someone blending and making their own teabags before, and thought it was such an unusual but exciting gift! I love tea so I bought a sachet for myself, for £1.50, for 5 bags. The blend I bought is called Grey Ghost tea as I love bergamont flavours, but she did other blends too. Email her at purplesproutingeating@gmail.com



Funky Stick on moustache made a slightly unique present for my boyfriends dad for Christmas!
Available from Emily Warren, she has a blogspot here.



And the strangest thing I bought was this image! Maria is a 2d and 3d artist working in Brighton, she has many different drawing styles, and this is one of them. Basically there is a true story behind this, so if you don't like sad stories, scroll down!
The girl in the image is Maria's sister. She found a street cat outside, and brought it up to her apartment where they played and had much fun together. The street cat moved in and they became the best of friends. One day Maria's sister was sat on the sofa, and the street cat was jumping about swatting flies with its paws. Thw window was open, and the cat jumped out by mistake. The apartment was 7 floors up so the cat died promptly on impact and Maria's sister was obviously devestated. Hense her curled up in the photo looking scared.
You can visit Maria's site here.

Goodbye, untill next time!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Those paper party streamers get everywhere!












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