Cottagecore in the age of Isolation

Have you spent the last few months during isolation cursing your inner-city shoebox apartment, dreaming instead of dancing in white lace dresses in an open green field, with clean linen swaying on clothes lines above fluffy baby lambs and corn swaying far away on the horizon?  Open fires, big verandahs, cooking sourdough and banana breadContinue reading “Cottagecore in the age of Isolation”

Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Teresa of AU REVOIR LES FILLES

I studied Fashion Design in Paris, and love all things French…. croissants, Diptyque, that Parisian je ne sais quoi chic. I worked in the Australian fashion industry for over 10 years, designing for iconic brands like Manning Cartell, Sass & Bide and Charlie Brown. My childhood was filled with books and film, and I grewContinue reading “Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Teresa of AU REVOIR LES FILLES”

Who Made my Ceramics? Meet Melissa of Derum Ceramic Design Studio

The best thing about running my own business is the creative freedom to create what I want, when I want… I get a huge self of accomplishment from reaching milestones that I’ve set myself, and celebrating them. – Lissy

Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Lauren of Ayana Jewellery

Hi, I’m Lauren, owner, designer and maker of Ayana Jewellery. Originally from New Zealand, I now live and work in my home studio in Pyrmont, Sydney with my husband (marketing & design guru) Vincent and my trusty studio assistants, “Mia” and “Miles” the cats!

Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Claire of Wryght Designs

My favourite things include spreadsheets, cats, tea and my bright blue 1984 Kombi van. I’m originally from Yorkshire, but have lived in Sydney since 2009. I’m an accountant by day but jewellery keeps the creative half of my brain happy. Like many creative entrepreneurs I learned my skills as part of a hobby project. ThenContinue reading “Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Claire of Wryght Designs”

Shopping With A Conscience – Supporting Sustainable Makers

It was World Environment Day and World Ocean Day last week and we thought it would be a good chance to share a few ideas for buying an ethical, local and environmentally friendly purchase whether it is for a gift or for you and your family. Every choice we make contributes to a better futureContinue reading “Shopping With A Conscience – Supporting Sustainable Makers”

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 inContinue reading “Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Fairina of Fairina Cheng Jewellery”

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 provideContinue reading “Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Eleni of Chase Fate”

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 lightingContinue reading “How to DIY your product photography”