About Liana

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Brisbane, Australia
My studio is located in Brisbane, Australia. For the past 10 years I’ve been enjoying creating jewellery designs from an array of mundane materials. Tupperware and knitting needles have remained a firm favourite. My designs have been published numerous times, graced the shelves of many wonderful galleries and stores and been worn by those whose aren’t afraid of colour and attention. All of which I am very grateful for. For several years I’ve also been fortunate enough to work with many businesses as a coach and workshop facilitator.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Haberdashery Heaven

I have a serious addiction to haberdashery. This has been an ongoing problem for a number of years now. Thinking back I'd say it all started during my teenage years, perhaps when I was 15 or so when my mother gave up trying to buy me clothes and gave me an allowance to do so myself. "Seriously mum what do you expect me to buy with $20 a month?" My hair colouring costs were higher than that. So with a tinnie budget I was forced to become creative and source all my clothing from thrift stores and Target. I would then modify these finds. I was big on Target's black skivvies which I would cut the next out of and make off the shoulder numbers with all manner of trim around the neckline. I usually got my trim fix at David Jones Sydney City Haberdashery department (sadly long gone).

Nowadays I don't do much sewing (ask my daughters as there are a growing collection of stuffed toys waiting for a new eye or seam to be repaired) but I do still love the hadadashery department and modifying all manner of finds to make my jewellery wares.
An example, Measure-Up Brooch ,is pictured above.


Funky Finds said...

Just saw your brooch posted on the Craft magazine site. I love it...and your blog! :)

Florence said...

Your brooch was on Boing Boing too!


Liana said...

Thank you both

modmom said...

boing boing?!?
liana you've hit the big time!
i'm going to post some sixties tupperware ads + link them to your site (i can't remember where i got them). maybe you can list your stuff on treehugger's "hugg" listing because it's recycled?

Liana said...

Sadly my bank account hasn't heard the news!

Your the BEST mod* mom - and I really mean that.