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

The perfect gift for your nieces & nephews!

*Fact: we all know aunties & uncles give the best gifts ( *research based on the reactions from a couple of super awesome little informants I know). Some of us were born into this role, but many of us have been given this title by some very special and close little humans in our lifeContinue reading “The perfect gift for your nieces & nephews!”

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!

Flatlay Tips for Product Photography

Flatlay is a great way to showcase products you are selling and wow your Instagram followers. Not only does it tell a story, it can also create ambiance for your brand. It can be shot almost anywhere, from arranging the items on your work station to displaying your products on a wooden floor or concrete.Continue reading “Flatlay Tips for Product Photography”

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”