Designer Love // Silversmith

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Published:  March 4, 2010
Designer Love // Silversmith

Having been open online for two years now, Leeloo has firmly established itself amongst the design youth culture as a supporter of clever ideas, quality construction and handmade craftsmanship.  With a store that includes the work of over 80 Australian artisans, Leeloo works hard to support young designers in order to prevent them from abandoning their creative dreams.

Being part of the blogging team on Desktop is something I’m really excited about, given that it’s such a passion of mine.  Expect posts on all things Australian design, independent art, and maybe a tad of pop culture.  I welcome comments and feedback, and hope you enjoy the posts.

For my first post, I wanted to share some of the best fine jewellery I’ve ever laid eyes on.  These are my top three Australian fine jewellery designers of the moment.

One of One

One of One

One of One
Brisbane based jeweller Jane Peacock has been refining her skills since 2000 in this particular genre of silversmithing and collage.   Jane says her aim is to “use only the best quality materials to produce a modern heirloom that will be with you a long time”.  Using hand-cut paper pieces, lace, charms and other resin-based elements, the ultra-girly range is inspired by pretty vintage and is even lovelier to wear.
www.oneofonejewellery.com

Momoko Hatano

Momoko Hatano

Momoko Hatano
Originally a fine artist, Tokyo born, Sydney-based jeweller Momoko Hatano now creates intricate and collectable jewellery that is high in the fashion stakes.   The recent Equus range features incredible sculptures, fringing and animal figures within the work using both gold and silver.  Part of the local accessories collective The Silver Room, you may have seen Momoko’s work at the finders keepers market in Sydney held last December.
www.momokohatano.blogspot.com

Drink Me, Alice

Drink Me, Alice

Drink Me, Alice
The founder of the Drink Me, Alice label, like many of her peers, originally had a career in arts, graphics and multimedia.  After working in jewellery from 2003, Alicia began her own label in 2006, and decided to imbue her work with her a strong sense of whimsy and nostalgia. With a strong sense of vintage and retro in her work, Drink Me, Alice was also voted “Best Accessories Designer” in the 2threads Australian Fashion Awards in 2008 and has been nominated again for the 2009 awards.
www.drinkmealice.com.au

3 Responses

  1. candy

    so beautiful, i really love the horse rings, they are so pretty

  2. Danii

    The dream necklace with the little blue bird is just incredible.

  3. beppi

    nice post – keep them coming, love the stuff you feature here.

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