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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Kimono Reincarnate

With Brisbane's Young Designers Market on again next Sunday, I thought I would introduce you to my neighbour from the last market. Melanie Gray Austin creates the most beautiful jewellery, recycled from kimono fabrics collected during her years for of living in Japan. Her label is appropriately named "Kimono Reincarnate".



These hand-made kimono flowers make up this stunning "kanzashi"


Kimono brooches and necklace from Melanie's market stall last month.



I bought these fabric-covered pegs for myself.

This week I will be unveiling some new hand-printed products in time for next weekend's
Young Designers Market. I wonder who my new neighbour will be?

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9 comments:

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

I just met Melanie today at Brown Owls! Gorgeous jewellery!

Jodie said...

What an amazing necklace. Can't wait to see your new goodies either!

CurlyPops said...

I love Melanies necklaces - just gorgeous!

Curlyhead said...

oooo I like!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Oh I love that necklace!

Little Jane St said...

These are too sweet, love the necklace! Will pop by for a visit at the next market:)

Duchess of Tea said...

Lovely post darling and your blog looks absolutely gorgeous, very classy.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Thank you, you're so sweet *blush blush*

You were a fab neighbour to have!

I'm so sorry too, after telling you that I would be at the next market, got a call from Danielle to say that we hadn't recieved the email and when she chased them up, we'd missed out on our spot! We'll be back there in November though.

Thea said...

Oh.. that sucks. I am always paranoid about missing out since YDM has become so popular & competitive and thus respond and pay immediately.

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