Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Market Update

With only 38 days (yes it's ture) days until Christmas and half way through our huge Christmas market extravaganza, i just wanted to give and update of all the market news. Firstly i took on 2 new markets to my roster these season, Red Hill and Flemington. Both markets were fantastic. Flemington was vibrante and bustling and Red Hill a little hectic but balanced by the wonderful back drop of the Mornington Peninsula wire country.

For this "outdoor" market season i have added brand new displays to my table, these have been handmade amd allow for easy hanging of my long necklaces, lockets and dangle earrings - and the best part lets me add more stock to the table.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Closed for Cup Day Holiday

Just a little reminder that due to the Melbourne Cup public holiday on Tuesday the 1st, their will be no posting of orders. We'll be out of the studio enjoying a wonderful Cup Day BBQ so phone calls, emails and order processing will resume again on Wednesday the 2nd. Happy punting.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Free Hands-on Demonstration

I'm happy to announce that as part of Thread Den's Spring Fashion Week Designer Market, Run Wild Horses will be running a free 30 minute hands-on demonstration class. Participants will learn how to turn an old salvaged ceramic floor tile into a lovely wearble art pendant. All particapants will make their own pendant to keep and take home at the end of the class. All materials will be supplied but an apron is recommened.

The demonstration will be held at the Lithuanian Club Ballroom on Errol St North Melbourne, within the North Melbourn Market on this Sunday the 11th @ 12.30 pm. Places are limited to 20 participants only. To reserve your place please email or by calling Kylie at Thread Den on 03 9486 9821.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011

Up-cycle project - Vintage mannequin

I bought this vintage male mannequin from a seconhand dealer in Koo-Wee-Rup over a year ago with the intention of using it as a photography bust. 12 months on and i've bearly used and in fact it's actuuly been standing on my front verandar since December last year.

I had orginally planned to sell it but had a brainwave last week and wondered wether i could turn the mannequin in to a unique display board for my outdoor markets. As the bust was made form fibreglass i decided to use chalkboard paint for the job.

The process is used was very simple:
1. wash all surfaces to be painted throughly with water and a cloth (use water/sugar soap mix if the bust is more than just dusty)
2. Apply one thin even coat of chalkboard paint and allow to dry for 24 hours.
3.Apply 2 more coats of chalkboard paint allowing 24 hours drying time in between.

I recommend you use paint rather than the spray as you get more coverage with the paint and thus cost you less. You can use chalk sticks or liquid chalk markers to write on the bust and a damp cloth to earse and clean-up
I'm really pleased with the results and think it would also be perfect standing outside my shop (one day when i finally open one).

Monday, 1 August 2011

Clearance sale starts today

Happy Birthday Horses

1. Pony Bobby Pin $10
2. Mare & Foal Necklace $16
3. Pony Locket Necklace $26

Friday, 29 July 2011

BUST Magazine feature

Was so happy to receive my copy of BUST Magazine (Aug/Sep) in the mail today. Inside on page 60 is featured my Pony Locket Necklace. Although it's an American publication you can this magazine in most newsagents in Australia, it's well worth a read.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Only One Week to Go....

I can't believe it's only one week to got to the 2011 Deryina Art Exhibition, i'm so happy to have been invited back for the second year in a row. The time has flow so fast. Over the last month i've been busy planning my collection for the show and now with only a week to go it's all starting to come together nicely.

For this years exhibition i will be debuting a new range of steampunk statement necklace based for animal forms such as dragonflies and seahorse.

I'm so looking forward to Friday's Gala, and can't wait to see all the wonderful local artwork.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Southside Market Giveaway

On Sunday the 10th we'll be holding a stall at the brand new Southside Handmade and Vintage Market. The market is held within the Uban Hotel just off bustling Fizroy Street in the heart of trendy St. Kilda. This is the perfect way to escape the cold winter weather while shopping from quality vintage clothing and stunning handmade goodies.

To celerbrate the market's launch, we're having a giveaway. Simply make at purchase at our stall and mention this add and will give you a tile pendant of you choosing valued at $5 for FREE*

*limit one per person

Friday, 20 May 2011

Friday, 8 April 2011

New Sample Stock

Here's a sneek peak at all the new sample stock i've been working on over the last couple of weeks. So far this stock can only be purchased at my market stalls, but i hope to have the collection finalised in the coming weeks and will be ready for wholesale and retails purchase this Christmas