Kelsey Simmen is a type one diabetic and a crazy talented jewelry designer. The best part is that she fuses these things together into an eclectic collection of wearable art. She also donates percentages of her sales to the Diabetic Youth Foundation. Her condition has become her inspiration and led to the creation of works that are cast from diabetes pumps, home grown sugar crystals, and colorful flip tops of insulin bottles. She’s successfully taken a disease and turned it into something beautiful and full of hope.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.