Wednesday, 6 April 2011

The Midnight Deer

And welcome to another edition, here we go with this time the lovely Midnight Deer collection. Please, pop into the shop at 106 St James Street to get your hands on some of these gems. mmm, my favourite would probably have to be the lovely little mirrored heart rings she makes, or that beautiful perspex deer that's pictured below.

-when did you start making things?
I've been preoccupied with drawing, painting & making things since I was a kid but began really focussing solely on jewellery in 2006.
-how did you find out about Handmade?
I'd met Kirstin, one of the Handmade founders a few years previous whilst working at a pub & she'd told me of the initial Handmade Fairs that were being arranged. I was eager to be part of them & likewise when the Handmade Shop was opened.
-what do you find is the most inspiring thing in your life? (person, place, object, etc)
Probably supply shopping - I visit a lot of antique markets aswell as hunting down treats on line... I'll end up with even more ideas & ending up buying even more goodies to make with :)
-what is the song you just can't get out of your head right now?
I Am You (Star Slinger Remix) by Cool Runnings - it's a good one to work to
-do you prefer to work alone or with others? Why?
Generally alone with music or a film on in the backround, however I tend to take a box of supplies to Craft Fairs & will sit making new things whilst chatting to fellow stall holders - sometimes having company will avoid me over thinking a design and more just let it happen.

-what was the best meal you've eaten in the last week?
I was SO hungry and exhausted after a craft fair I did yesterday - my flatmate & I went to an Italian place in town, I pretty much devoured everything in sight - garlic bread, pasta, ice cream, yum.
-what do you like to do in your spare time?
I love playing Piano, hunting down new music, messing around making things on Imovie, playing Dreamcast, scouring markets for trinkets to make with.
-is there a favourite piece of your work you would like to share?
The perspex Deer pendants took quite a while to design - I kept redrawing it to get it just how I wanted. My favourite of the newer items I have been working on are the Treasure necklaces which are made with a variety of vintage chains, semi precious & vintage beads. I enjoy making them, especially because each one is different- the colours & mix of chains are so fun to arrange.

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