Monday, June 28, 2010

Vintage Typewriters

Check out the Ginga! Haha. No really, these ads for Royal Portable Typewriters are so cool! I want to be Cathie.
Which one are you?
Besides all these I need to source a typewriter so I can imprint cute little sayings over everything clay.

Owl stamp

The beginnings of my owl stamp last night. I am serioulsy considering buying some cz's and setting those baddies in my soon to be made silver pendants, yeah! Below are just some little plastic rhinestones set in polymer clay. Practice makes perfect.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Silver Bear Inspiration

Small serious face bear necklace by Squirrelbunny

Skating Bear necklace by AnomalyJewelry

Bear necklace in silver by lulubugjewelry

bramble and bear is aiming to put a little more silver in it's swagger. Visiting Corky St Clair in Degraves Street Subway on Saturday only added fuel to the flame. I have purchased a packet of PMC3 but want to have a clear design worked out in Polymer Clay before I get onto the more expensive PMC3.
Above are some inspirational silver pieces I found on Etsy, bear style.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Cameos

Tom Kitten Vintage Style Gold Toned Cameo Brooch

May have finally figured out how to take and edit photos to make my products look their best. Almost as good as they look in real life!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Words of wisdom from the "Stuff No One Told Me" blog.

Friday, June 18, 2010

You learn something new everyday

Last night I learnt embroidery at the Etsy Craft Party. Despite the wind and rain as I was making my way there on my bike wearing a gargabe bag... it was a great night! There were about 50 women (and one man!) learning things skills like sewing, screen printing, embroidery and crochet. I met some lovely people and ate some delicious food too. Unfortunatley I left my pretty blue plate there which was a present from my Grandma :(
I hope there are many more events like this in Mlebourne in the future.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Etsy Craft Party

Tonight! I am looking forward to this event. Little me will catch a train part of the way , then ride my bike and arrive early with pretty paper decorations and some delicious gluten free cookies.
I am hoping to meet some new people and learn embroidery. :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The best working weeks start on a Wednesday

What a fun/ surprising/ exhausting extra long weekend :) Caught up with friends and family, went to 3 gigs, got lots of nice presents for our second wedding anniversary and seriously found my bike riding legs!

Even managed to fit in some jewellery making and bought myself a flame torch with sterling silver solder for my future endeavours... yeah! It's all about continuos improvement.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lizzy Elle

Girl takes photos of self... and with good result!

Etsy Hunt: Circus

It's show time!!! You don't even have to leave your house to enjoy these incredible circus pieces from talented Etsy sellers."The Ring of Fire" print by Roadside

Paper Circus Dancing Hares by UndertheStairsStudio

Showgirl by amberalexander

Daring young girl on the flying trapeze by marysgranddaughter

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boring but true

I am currently listening to Crowded Houses new album. How daggy of me. Here is the cover, it's cute! Ha.
Also today is my last day of work for a few days as this weekend is a long weekend and I am also taking some leave. Why? Because it's my husband and I's 2 year wedding anniversary. We are doing a few things around town like dancing to 60's style bands, riding bikes in chilly winds, swimming at a wave pool, being creative (jewellery making and piano playing) having family over and just plain trying to stay warm in this Arctic style winter.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Brooklyn Gang: 1959

Photo by Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn 1959

Friday, June 4, 2010

Calico & Co. competition

I won some gourgeous jewellery by Paper and Ribbons from a competition on the Calico & Co. blog.

Check out the cute blog
And the gorgeous shop here:


Thursday, June 3, 2010

25 things you may not know about me (or want to know!)

1. I absolutely love ice cream and chocolate… but am allergic to dairy.

2. I live above a nail salon.

3. I don't like having showers. They make me cold, they make me sneeze.

4. I wear glasses because I am as blind as a bat. 1950’s business man style… they make me look awesome!

5. I have a favourite op shop. It is my secret treasure trove.

6. I love watching old movies and listening to old music… the musical film ‘Gold Diggers of 1933’ is a perfect example!

7. I have a 6 year old pet blue tongue lizard named Herschel Vern Mathers. We love drinking soy milk and sitting in the sun at the park.

8. I love dancing to top 40 dance music! Best!

9. I would like to take your picture.

10. I don’t (can’t) drink alcohol, but I still have fun and feel good the next day!

11. I feel at ease dancing like an idiot being the centre of attention on the dance floor, but usually uncomfortable in conversation with two or more people.

12. I love window shopping at Chadstone by myself. If I haven’t been for a few weeks I feel sad.

13. I absolutely lo-o-o-ve history. Anything from 1805-1960… I want to read/hear about it!

14. I have 3 pet mice. Mem, Bear and Yasha.

15. I have two pet guinea pigs, Marmaduke Hubbard(lives in a cupboard) and Guinea 2. They have awesome long crazy hair and say bok-bok. Happiness.

16. The only show I take time out to watch is Man Vs. Wild with Bear Grylls.

17. One day I would love to be selling my jewellery successfully and sculpting it out of silver. I’m working on the dream.

18. I married this guy. His name is Sean. Because I live with him I sometimes forget how different, interesting and awesome he is. No really. My life is never boring.

19. Sean and I love getting on to rooftops in the city. Just random flights of stairs and there you have it… secret city view! Maybe even the odd 1930's bottle in perfect condition with the cork still in.

20. I have had a crush on Neil Finn from Split Endz/Crowded House since I was 9.

21. I’d like to raise a daughter. I hope she’ll be my friend.

22. I think I might be addicted to Etsy/Facebook/Twitter.

23. I have been to 9 shows of this awesome Melbourne band The Fearless Vampire Killers. So fun to dance to like a girl from the 1964! And I may have a little crush on the lead singer.

24. My music tastes change with the season. Summer = Triple J 107.5. Winter = Golden Days Radio 95.7/ Magic 1278.

25. I love to read classic novels. Martin Chuzzlewhit by Charles Dickens, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte are my favourites.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Russian Mornings

Here is my custom order black cat for Annette. This necklace is going to be a gift for her sister.

It's name is Koshka (which is Russian for cat).

This morning he was chilling with the Cossacks in my backyard... getting all Russian on everybody.