Tuesday, October 14, 2008

spring holidays

Yikes! i have been very quiet with my blog for the last month or so.
But i have slowly been making a few little brooches and earrings and most of these are on etsy now.
I have done a bit of op shopping and found a few pairs of lovely earrings which i have pulled apart and turned into brooches... one of my favourites is below!this is now on etsy... see: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16190604

i am in the middle of a 2 week holiday from work so i have been a bit crafty...for more brooches have a look at my etsy store www.kallliopi.etsy.com
i spent a few days in my grandma's lovely garden and many of these new items have been photographed there... yay spring is in Melbourne!

kalliopi x

Sunday, September 14, 2008

my cube at in.cube8r

Yay... I set up my little cube at in.cube8r over the weekend... exciting stuff!
in.cube8r is a gallery space that supports art, craft and handmade things by Melbourne artists.
They are located at 321 Smith St, Fitzroy (near Johnston St).
My brooches will be there from now until December 12th.
Here are some photos of what you will find in there this month.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

things i made on this sunny Tuesday afternoon...

Well it is supposed to be Day 2 of spring and there was a bit of sun today.

I have every second Tuesday off work so here are a few things i made this afternoon while procrastinating because i should have spent the WHOLE day working on my small private architecture project...hmmm fun little crafty break.

so i did the following:

- i decided to do something with all my old magazines rather than throwing them out (the good ones went to the op shop) so i've used my flower and pear paper punch to cut out a few shapes for my future projects as well as selling them on etsy to other crafty people who may use them.
link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14828650

- i also made 4 new brooches... 2 of these are the guitar themed ones (with the rhythm treble switch thingie as these seem to be really popular at the moment)...i've also used my last two red plastic strawberry beads so you wont be seeing them anymore...unless of course i can find some more...somewhere.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

8 brooches over the weekend...

I had a small brooch making session this morning and made 8 new brooches.

I used a combination of new creamy coloured round beads, resin beads, buttons from my mum's sewing box, long wooden beads (purchased on my January 08 road trip up the NSW coast), little red beads (reused from a daggy 90's beaded necklace) and pearly bead (also reused).
I've used wire on all of these brooches to secure all the items together. The only brooches with glue are the 2 purple resin ones, where i had to glue the brooch backing to the resin.

I will be posting a few of these on my online shop on etsy. I should have a cube with my brooches at Incube8r (321 Smith St, Fitzroy) for 3 months starting from mid-September...yay! So the rest of these brooches will be there.

Check out incube8r's website: http://incube8r.com/

Monday, August 18, 2008

the blog is here...

I have decided to start a blog since i don't have a website for my brooches. A blog kind of seems easier to manage than a website.

So i will try to post things here every few days as i make them, write about the materials i have found to make my brooches, and where i am sending them to!

Most of them can be found in my 2 online shops:
www.madeit.com.au (seller: kalliopi)

kalliopi x