Sunday, 21 March 2010

New Bracelets

We've been busy designing this weekend.

The focal bead in this piece reminds me of an Australian river running through Australia's Katherine Gorge, a red landscape, hence the name Katherine bracelet. I've paired it with wood slices and turquoise. The focal is from Humblebead.

I finally used one of Summer Studio's bird beads - they are so sweet that. I have been reluctant to let them go, but there are a few more in the special  bead drawer.

The crazy purple of the dotted porcelain connector from Round Rabbit sent me in a totally different direction. I was in a dilemma thinking of how to use a 4 way connector in a bracelet, but I think this works. It is said that purple is the colour of feminism, so I named the  piece "Germaine" after activist and writer Germaine Greer ( pretty sure that she wouldn't  approve of such a flippant gesture!!).

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Meet Maxy, Creative Director

Hi, I'm Maxy from Sasha and Max.  
I'm a main coon cat, the world's largest domestic cat breed,.and I'm a very big fellow.

When I'm not coming up with creative ideas for new jewelry for my human mother Vicki to make, or trying to raid the bead drawers, or watching birds from the comfort of my apartment, I like to hang out in the workroom at high level and keep a look out  for new beads arrivals.

That between a few cat naps... it's a tiring and stressful life being a designing cat.



Sunday, 7 March 2010

My new tree

Check out my new tree from Mr Killmousky  - I just  adore it. 
It has little silhouette birds sitting on the branches- so sweet!
It can be used as a display, jewelry hanger, ornamental bookshelf piece, or a jewelry prop as I tried out today with some earrings. It is so lovely that I prefer to leave it plain.

Made of laser cut plywood by  Melbourne designer, Mr Killmousky  (Sasha and Max the cats give the name a big thumbs up) who makes upcycled pieces and cat related designs, and sells on Australian site Made it and Etsy.   You can buy your own here.