New jewelry design by Gem Fay

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By Dusk Puppet in New Design on Wednesday 15 August 2012

Gem Fay is an artist, jeweler, and pyrographer. She burns beautiful animals onto wood, to make charms, bookmarks, totems, plaques and unique gifts. All are 100 percent handmade one-offs, expertly crafted.

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Chakra bracelets by Australian designer Tara Wolf

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By This Island Life in New Design on Tuesday 7 August 2012

Australian professional surfer and world number two, Sally Fitzgibbons, has become the face of a new chakra and zodiac jewellery collection by designer Tara Wolf. She makes beautiful string bracelets that reflect the seven chakras of the body and twelve signs of the zodiac. Each chakra bracelet has a different meaning and is designed to remind us about ourselves, our thoughts and our aspirations.

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Jewelry made from horse hair and rodent bones

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By Hemisha Bhardwa in New Design on Thursday 2 August 2012

Horse hair and rodent bones are the eco-friendly materials behind Irish jewellery designer Daniela Cardillo’s delicate accessories. Her jewellery, which includes necklaces, rings, bangles and pins, is made using hair shed from her own horses and rodent bones she has collected or sourced online. The horse hair is dyed a variety of shades, including pastel pink, before being weaved and trimmed with gold accessories. She electroforms the ‘small and delicate’ rodent bones in metal before plating them in 22 carat gold, a process Cardillo says enables the bones to become ‘actual relics of previous lives’.

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Animal: The Other Side of Evolution by Ana Rajcevic

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By Maria Niarchos in New Design on Friday 27 July 2012

Ever wondered what it’d be like to lug around a set of antlers? Just in case you have, Ana Rajcevic’s collection of 8 personal adornments gives you every opportunity to figure it out for yourself. Rajcevic has done the hard yards and pushed beyond the boundaries of traditional jewellery/accessories design to create a handcrafted ‘new breed’ of precious objects; giving life to her visual interpretation of animal anatomy, stretching concepts of evolution and developing a cross-image of human and animal, these pieces are designed to appear as natural extensions of the human body.

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A ring that lets you include love notes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 27 July 2012

Finally, a ring that lets you carry your love letters where you go instead of some random sparkling rock on your hand. All the I (Thou) Ring by One Origin Jewelry ring asks for is for you to tuck a folded love note in it. It’s especially nifty for those who tend to get bored of wearing the same ring design — just demand a new love note and you’ll have a new ring.

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How Would You Style Your Hair On Drugs?

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By Aroha Silhouettes in New Fashion on Wednesday 11 April 2012

How would you style your hair while under the influence of drugs? Aroha Silhouettes has launched part two of Molecular Addictions, this time taking inspiration from the experiments done on spiders in the mid 90s by NASA.

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Molecular Addictions by Aroha Silhouettes

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By Aroha Silhouettes in New Fashion on Saturday 3 December 2011

Everyone has his or her own secret indulgence. Molecular Addictions is a jewellery collection and a concept series by Aroha Silhouettes where molecules are depicted in a way that shows the dark and lonely addictions we can have to addictive substances.

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South Australian Living Artists Festival

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By Jessica Clements in New Events on Tuesday 9 August 2011

This August, hundreds of cafes, wineries, retailers and galleries around South Australia will pretty up their spaces by showcasing the work of some of the States’ best amateur, emerging and established artists. The South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) runs between August 5 and 24, providing visual artists a chance to promote, sell and workshop […]

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Howkapow: a new online design shop

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By Monica Davison in Cool Websites on Friday 1 April 2011

Howkapow is a new online design shop which supports emerging designers and illustrators. Everything is pretty lary and colourful, and it’s based in Bristol, not London, for once. It’s run by young husband and wife duo, Cat and Rog How, who have just started a new range of collaborations with young graduates.

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Sydney’s Hibernian House Vintage and Retro Sale

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By Michelle Wilding in New Events on Thursday 3 June 2010

It’s not every day the collective bargain hunters of Hibernian House host their famous discarded clothing sales. The much-loved Sydney event literally pops up a few times a year and features dazzling shoes, handbags, jewellery and heaps of hand-picked attire, mostly under $20. So rush in kids between June 11 and 13 for your chance […]

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Icon Brand’s My Heart bracelet

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By Michelle Wilding in New Fashion on Monday 12 April 2010

How hot is this cut-aged copper bracelet decked out with heart-shaped charms? Icon Brand’s designs of late are definitely heating up raw aesthetic appeal. I’ve got my eye on their bullet, rosary and dog chains. You got to love this 1977 Byron Bay-born company that still continues to deliver quality goods.

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Flow eco rings

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By Casper Johansson in New Eco on Saturday 20 March 2010

Flow is an eco friendly ring, made by assembling pieces of recycled straws, for those looking for a unique accessory. The ring band is given by using the elbow of a straw, which gives it a flexibility to be adapted to any extent. And combining patterns and colors, varying the number of pieces of drinking straws, you get an infinite variety of rings for any occasion, age, style, look — making the world cleaner and more colorful in the process.

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Flow rings made from straw

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By Casper Johansson in New Fashion on Thursday 25 February 2010

Flow is an eco friendly ring, made by assembling pieces of recycled straws, for those looking for a unique accessory. The ring band is given by using the elbow of a straw, which gives it a flexibility to be adapted to any extent. And combining patterns and colors, varying the number of pieces of drinking straws, you get an infinite variety of rings for any occasion, age, style, look — making the world cleaner and more colorful in the process.

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Oh Happy Day and Oh Crappy Day rings

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By Zolton in New Design on Tuesday 9 February 2010

Ring out the bad, and ring in the good, Yessir, these Happy Day and Crappy Day rings are just that: a jolt of brutal realism cloaked in saccharine sweet colourings.

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Stump Ring

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By Clare Hillier in New Products on Thursday 4 February 2010

Dear Valentine, Pardon me if this sounds a little crass, but if you want a root on the 14th you should give me a stump. More precisely, a Stump Ring from Digby & Iona with our initials graved on it. I’ll be waiting! Love, me.

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