Having just returned from Spain & Italy, I couldn't resist posting these gorgeous new designs from Shonah Jewellery Design... We saw so many hand painted patterned tiles, and mosaics featuring mythical birds & beasts. Of course, in Rome, you barely need a handbook - there is something of historical significance around almost every corner.
I love the gentle colours in Shonah's Spanish Tiles Pendants - particularly the pale blue & tan combination.
We first featured Shonah Tomkin's jewellery pieces back in May last year. Since then, this Melbourne-based designer has been developing new collections to add to her impressive line-up. As well as pendants and earrings, Shonah now offers brooches. The animal & object shapes really stand out, as do the fabric textures - simply dyed with warm hues of chocolate, cream, red, plum & black. Isn't the step ladder cute?! (Selected styles pictured at top.)
Shonah's jewellery pieces begin life in the hands of her father, who hand crafts pieces of Tasmanian oak in a quaint country town. Shonah then combines them with resin & fabric, and has them laser cut to shape. She uses a blend of her original screen-printed fabrics, patchwork and vintage fabrics, and more recently, has sourced gorgeous fabrics from local designers such as Ink and Spindle and Shannon Lamden. The pendants above and below are from two of her new collections, "In The Woods" and "Eclectic".
For more info & designs, beautiful photos, or to place an order, visit www.shonah.com, or find Shonah's pendants, brooches & earrings at one of the following stockists:
VIC: Allure of Alexandra (Alexandra), Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery (Sorrento), Arbor Redux (Brunswick), Body (St Kilda East), Five Boroughs (Brunswick East), Honey (Echuca), House of Balaclava (Balaclava), i like you (Fitzroy), Just Planet (Sunbury), Love It (Melbourne City), Queen Clothing (Collingwood & Windsor), Souk Lifestyle (Northcote & Armadale), Sentient Being (Eltham), Spoilt Gift and Homewares (Melbourne), Watermark Clothing & Lifestyle (Point Lonsdale), Wild Jam (Flemington), Wilkins and Kent (Melbourne), Wolf at the Door (Daylesford), Zinc Lifestyle and Gifts (Camberwell)
NSW: Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Honeybee (Newcastle), Morrison (Sydney), Mushu (Balmain & Surry Hills), Precious Fusion Contemporary Jewellery & Metalwork Gallery (Stanwell Park & Cronulla), Sturt Gallery (Mittagong)
Portrait Gallery Store (Parkes), The Style Emporium (Nicholls)
QLD: D’Pinga (Noosa), Lavish Essentials (Wooloongabba), Sunnibel (Currumbin), The French Door (Paddington)
WA: Eshe (Bunbury), Lotus Accessories, Method Clothing, Morrison (Fremantle & Claremont), Spoilt (Subiaco)
SA: Ikeguchi Creative Life (Adelaide), Red Poles Gallery (McLaren Vale)
TAS: Homebody (Launceston), Luxe
ONLINE: Georgie Love, Miss Koo, Moose: Art for Living
Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store.
We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.