Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Fairina of Fairina Cheng Jewellery

I create unconventional jewellery for rule breakers and story makers – those who aren’t satisfied with stock-standard, mass-market accessories, and those who recognise that the world is lacking bold, story-worthy jewellery. It all started with an off hand decision to take a short silver jewellery making course. I picked up my first saw frame in a small Sydney studio, and fell in love. – Fairina

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Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Eleni of Chase Fate

I’m a self taught jewellery maker and designer, and first began my label CHASE FATE 4 years ago. My biggest design inspiration would definitely be semiprecious stones, their colours, textures and beautiful natural inclusions. Just magic! …Deep down I also feel like I should actually be a singer, but alas, the talent Gods didn’t provide me with that skill. meh – it’s all about the passion right??

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How to DIY your product photography

This weekend Sydney Made invited commercial photographer, Ben Townsend, to host a workshop called DIY Your Product Photography, where attendees learned how to take photos like a pro.

If there’s one thing we learned, you don’t need a big budget to ace your product photography. From styling with props from your studio, to inexpensive lighting hacks, here are our top 10 tips for taking great DIY photos without spending a bomb!

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Who Made my Artwork? Meet Rowan of Little Rowan Redhead

I am a printmaker, painter, illustrator and teacher. Originally from NZ, I live in Sydney’s Inner West with my husband, two daughters and a bolshy cattle dog. I set up Little Rowan Redhead mid-2016 and have said YES to everything since then in order to learn and grow the business.

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Who Made my Textiles? Meet Katy of Shiztastic

Hello, I am Katy Dee! Designer and maker behind Shiztastic – A print based label making fun, bold and bright Textiles. I love camping, op shopping and making things as well as enjoying good food and drinks with friends.

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Who Made my Illustrations? Meet Yiscah of Yiscah’s Pencil Box

“I’m a multi disciplined illustrator, obsessive overalls wearer and creator of Yiscahs Pencil Box. My style expresses my love of life and my hope to brighten up the world around me. It captures the imagination and gives it flight in ways that words often can’t.”

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Event: Optimising Your Stall Applications for Design Markets

Tired of not making it into those big markets?

Angela and Renee of D’Alton Baker Productions (DBP) have had more than their fair share of experience at design markets. They’ve hosted their own stalls at a variety of events, both actually worked at Finders Keepers Markets and have a strong understanding of what it takes to get that stall application over the line.

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Market: Mothers Day at The Rocks

SYDNEY MADE IS BACK AT THE ROCKS MARKETS THIS MAY!!

Sydney Made and The Rocks Market are collaborating on a very special Mother’s Day Market weekend to bring you an inspiring, curated line-up featuring 12-14 local makers & designers each day on the 11th & 12th of May! RSVP now on our facebook event.

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Trending right now: Linen

It’s natural, breathable and eco-friendly, so why wouldn’t you get excited?! The days are over when linen is something you solely found in your grandmother’s cupboard. Linen is here like it’s never been here before… and friends, it’s sure here to stay!

Linen is a perfect material for Summer because it is exceptionally cool and fresh in hot and humid weather. So fortunately we’re seeing it everywhere.

We asked four awesome, local designers who use linen frequently in their range why they create with it, and the how and why you should incorporate linen into your wardrobe and home!

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