Happy Friday ☀️ . Whilst it039;s quite grey and gloomy in the Adelaide hills (Winter is here 😫) I thought I039;d send you some sunny bright yellow warmth in the form of this coca cola cup! . . Along with vintage saucepan lids, I039;ve been meticulously cutting it up into tinsy tiny pieces to create 039;metal glitter039;. A slow process but oh so worth it! This glitter, and the other parts of the saucepan lids and cup are part of a collaboration in the making. . It039;s a little exciting!! . . #staytuned
I recently delivered an entirely new range of pendants, necklaces, earrings, studs and brooches to @murraybridgeregionalgallery . . Pieces remaining from the previous range (there039;s a couple of pendants and dangly earrings) will now be coming with me to @thelastofthecreatives on Sunday June 20th. . . I dramatically reduce prices on my end of range pieces and will start sharing them on my stories. . . If you039;d like a piece and you039;re situated interstate / over seas / not able to attend the market - please sing out...I039;ll be doing a big postal run post market day. . . Happy Thursday y039;all!
It039;s becoming increasingly obvious to me that I don039;t perhaps promote my business as well/much as I should! . . ☆ The Last of the Creatives ☆ @thelastofthecreatives . . A market that (after years of thought) was created by myself and was founded in 2019. It was a huge success in June and December (despite the devastating bushfires) and I was quietly excited for 2020. ....then covid happened.... . . Fast forward to now and I am feeling so lucky to be holding it once again. . . "The Last of the Creatives" is UNIQUE. One of a kind. And aptly appropriate when you consider my work!! . . It039;s a one day event where artists, designers, craftspeople sell: One off pieces, experimental work, sample stock, discontinued ranges, ex-exhibition work, perfectly imperfect pieces.... . It039;s about creating a more circular, sustainable, healthy economy. It039;s about changing customers perceptions about those "end of range" pieces. It039;s about community....supporting local businesses and bringing people together. It039;s about supporting established and new emerging Creatives. . . I039;m extremely proud of it. . . I039;ll be attending as a Stallholder Creative on Sunday June 20th (I just haven039;t gotten round to promoting myself yet...but I will!!) . . I039;ll start sharing pieces to my stories of work that I will be selling there. And please, go check it out! @thelastofthecreatives . . Rachel x
My thoughts are with all Victorian039;s, Melbournian039;s and all small businesses that have suffered and continue to suffer throughout #covid . . . . #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #smallbusinessaustralia #smallbusiness #homegrown #shoplocal #Melbourne #victoria #australia #australiandesigner #australianjeweller #covid #covidsucks #rarehare_designs
NEW work available now @murraybridgeregionalgallery . . A combination of upcycled laminate, upcycled flooring and sterling silver. Each piece handsawn and hand filed with precision. . . This collection has strong roots in Murray Bridge. The flooring representative who drops off all of his discontinued samples and books @recreatecommunity (that I meticulously search through!) Delivered yet again.....amazing, hard to find, colourful, double sided, flooring samples!!
New shapes and new colour palettes. . . Currently lots of projects on the go, but I039;ll try and post more frequently ~ Stockists have new collections and there039;s exciting news to reveal!! . . #market #tomarkettomarket #thelastofthecreatives #collaboration #collaborate #community #excitingtimesahead #rarehare_designs
Following on from yesterday039;s post and celebrating all things #bees🐝 I039;ve made some #BeeAware honeycomb hexi studs to give away @mountpleasantfarmersmarketau on Saturday. . . There039;s 5 pairs up for grabs, and they039;ll be randomly gifted to shoppers who stop by and shop with the gorgeous Kerryn @thedairytree.au . . Happy Friday y039;all 🐝🐝🐝
Did you know that today is World #beeday ?! 🐝 A day where beekeepers and nature conservationists are united in encouraging improved conditions for bees to build pollination security and to safeguard our food security. . . I039;m currently researching #beefriendly #flowers Which one039;s will flourish in the garden....whilst at the same time encourage more bees. My son039;s are very aware of bees and appreciate all that they can do. (Aside from the stinging bit Ashton tells me!) #teachthemyoung . . Incredible 📷 by Marta @malbafont_macrophotography 🐝 . . . #bees #BeeAware #pollinators #pollination #beekeepers #worldbeeday #honey #savethebees #savethebees🐝
New shapes | New designs . Did you know?! . . I create all the shapes and designs you see in my work. They start with a really rough pencil sketch ✏ I then define the shape with a thin marker 🖋and cut it out with scissors ✂️ . . I then trace around the shape, marking it onto my work surface (laminate, flooring, metal etc). Dependant on how many I need to make, I will quite often create a 039;hard039; template out of a laminate sample to reuse over and over again. . . I keep a pile of laminate samples just for this purpose....samples that are scratched, damaged and ones that simply won039;t work in my designs. Finding some use for them rather than land fill. . . #bts #behindthescenes #DidYouKnow #makersgonnamake #makerslife #shapes #silhouettes #original #originality #bespoke #reducereuserecyle #recycledfashion #slowfashion #rarehare_designs
One of a kind | Bespoke | Handsawn | Handmade | Upcycled beauties available NOW @farrago.ali . . Please get in touch directly with Ali if you039;d like a pair. She039;s one of the loveliest people039;s on this planet, owns one of the loveliest shoppes in the Adelaide hills and will happily sort any of your requests ♡.
New shapes | New direction | New collection | New look . . I039;ve just dropped a small mountain of new stock and brand new range @farrago.ali in Mount Barker, Adelaide hills, SA. . . I039;ll start showing you some of the pieces....there039;s quite a lot!! . . I love how these have turned out. I had a concept in my head, and whilst sawing out all these little laminate "leaves" I kept thinking to myself "these had better work!!" . . #ithinktheydid 😂 #ilovetheirelegance