Sunday, May 30, 2010

Showstoppers Sex and the City style

I went to see Sex and the City 2 last night. Oblviously, not for the sophisticated plot lines or to pay a tribute to the talents of the actors. I went to look at the accessories, why else? And, boy, was I impressed! Big, bold, showstoppers were in every shot (I am not talking about those sporty hunks, no). And I loved it! Now I have a Sex and the City inspired wish list for high impact finds from Etsy. Here it is.

sex and the city 2 accessories

From left to right:
1st row: maslinda leather bib, Tattered elegance silver bib,
2nd row: vividcolors earrings, StudioLeanne's big ring,
3rd row: DolorisPetunia floating bib, blackmarketbaby velvet turban.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

FABULA necklace featured on EcoEtsy

I was doing my habitual browse through my favourite blogs and sites tonight and, hey, what do I see on the EcoEtsy Team blog? It took me a few seconds to realise that it was a photo of my recycled black bow FABULA necklace. It was featured for their weekly theme nomination.

They are pretty fussy over there about the pics quality, so I have to say a huge thank you to the fantastic Julia Kobalz, who took the photo and beautiful Sara Dunn, who modelled the necklace.

Fabula recycled necklace

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Destash Emergency

I got a little greedy the other day. I bought an enormous bag full of exquisite vintage trimmings from the 60s and 70s. The lady who sold it to me said she bought the treasures some years ago from a Dutch lady, who had kept them on her attic in Amsterdam. When I came home dragging the huge sack, sweating and puffing, up the stairs, I realised had more than enough. And not all of them would suit for my delicate recycled jewellery. So I made a wise (I hope) decision and opened a destash shop on Etsy.

Take a look here

And here are a few snaps of the vintage lace and trimmings I'll be using for making my jewellery. Some of them are on bits of Dutch newspapers with the dates on! 1971 and 1975! I think some lace is even older than that.

fabula destash vintage trims

fabula vintage trims

vintage trims

Friday, May 21, 2010

FABULA at the Summer Fair in Marlay

I will be showing and selling my new recycled jewellery collection (as well as some semi-precious stones showstoppers)at the Summer Fair in Marlay Park, June 11-13. Drop in for a browse and a chat!

Summer Fair 2010 Marlay Park

Monday, May 10, 2010

FABULA showcase on cosa verde

I believe in doing my bit for the planet, so I opened a new showcase store on cosa verde and they planted ten trees for me through Trees for the Future. This wonderful online marketplace makes it easy to find great green goods. Now every month as I pay my shop fee cosa verde will donate 10% to Accion charity that provides microloans and business training to poor people who start their own businesses, giving them the tools they need to work their way out of poverty.

See my eco-friendly jewellery on cosa verde

Fabula jewellery recycled textile necklace

Photo by Julia Kobalz

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday Pick

The temperatures are rising, woolly jumpers are stored away, bare-legged girls are out in the streets. So what do you do with your hot water bottle that kept you warm all winter? You turn it into a bag!!! Cool German online shop Abteil sells super-funky bags made from hot water bottles formerly used by the German Army.

abteil hot water water bottle bag

For more Abteil bags click here

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thrifted Treasures

I am lucky to have a very weighty excuse for my regular thrift shopping: it is for my business! This time I found some beautifully aged silk and cotton scarves, crocheted doilies with some charming imperfections and a bit of metallic yarn. In the next few days I'll be busy tea staining the lace, tattering the scarves and turning them into lovely jewellery.

recycled textiles
vintage lace

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Pick

Silver with bright recycled plastic jewellery sounds like my kind of bling. I am loving Finnish designer's Alexandra Lindqvist stunning shapes and colours!

Alexandra Lindqvist earrings

Alexandra Lindqvist ring
See more here