I will be attending a few markets over the next few months. Please come and say hi!
Saturday 1st July
Table Cape Market
Table Cape Primary School – Gibbons St Wynyard.
Sunday 23rd July
CuckoO Artisan Market
Shambles Brewery, 222 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Friday 18th August
Indoor Winter Market
Devonport Regional Gallery
Saturday 4th – Monday 6th November
Truly Tasmanian Craft Fair
Well, Niche Market Bazaar is over for another few months and it is time to stock my store up again! I have been busy making a whole range of new items and will be busy photographing and uploading over the next week so stay tuned for updates! Here is a peek at some of the items I have recently created.
I was looking forward to showing you my newest pendant (made from that gorgeous vintage tin I have been crushing on) … and here it is…. however… as with all my pieces it is a one of a kind…. and this one sold immediately on posting it so unfortunately is not available for purchase. However it is going to a most amazing lady who I have known for many years so I couldn’t be happier!
SOLD Vintage tin and 1970’s costume jewellery pendant on sterling silver chain
I have added a few new items into my store today. I am holding onto most items for a while as I have a couple of markets coming up that I am desperately trying to stock up for!
Here are some of the items in store now. Each is of course a one of a kind and unfortunately when gone, they are gone! However if there is a style of item that you really like, please let me know and I will be able in most cases to make something similar.
Upcycled Sari Fabric necklace with 1980’s pendant
Croatian thimble with tapestry and vintage chain tassels
Vintage sari silk and thread necklace with vintage beads
Aromatherapy anklet with lava beads, vintage beads and upcycled sari silk andn thread
Vintage tin earrings with 1970’s costume jewellery beads
Vintage tin earrings with 1970’s costume jewellery beads
Upcycled vintage plate with 1970′ silver anklet feature
Upcycled willow pattern plate pendant with antiques findings
Gold edged upcycled vintage plate pendant with gold findings
Willow pattern upcycled pendant with silver findings
1980’s pendant with
After a wonderful few days away with friends and family I finally had the chance to finish off these three gorgeous brooches this afternoon! They will be added to my shop tomorrow.
2016 was almost silent for The Grateful Red. I apologise for that! 2016 turned out to be a big big year for my family and myself outside of my business and unfortunately that meant something had to give… and it was my beloved Grateful Red.
However….. that also led to some time to think about what I am doing, what I want to do and on what journey I wish to take you all!
So…. welcome to 2017 and a year of new adventures. What does 2017 bring to The Grateful Red? A complete change in direction. A refocusing on what is important to me and bringing that all together to share with you in the form of new works.
Living in a lovely rural community, in a ramshackle 115 year old cottage, surrounded by my animals and gardens, I found that the consumerism of printed paper works was starting to grate on my love of all things vintage and recycled. So this year I am bringing you a range of works that focuses on ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’.
vintage blue and white plate upcycled with gorgeous curved shape to make this beautiful necklace
Blue and white patterned vintage plate hand carved to creat this beautiful pendant
SOLD – Willow pattern plate hand carved into an organic shape and finished with vintage costume jewellery chain
SOLD – Sterling silver napkin ring recreated into this gorgeous bracelet
Upcycled vintage tin is used to create these hand cut earrings. Green and silver tassels and sterlling silver ear wires
To kick it off I have been working with some of my lovely china pieces I haven’t had the heart to throw out once they were damaged and broken, as well as using some lovely vintage costume jewellery pieces I have collected over the years and remodelling some other vintage items. Keep up to date here and on Facebook.com/thegratefulredstudios or Instagram: thegratefulredstudio to see what I have been making.
All items are OOAK and you are guaranteed to own your own unique piece. I would love to hear what you think of this new direction (good and bad!).
Warm hugs and HAPPY 2017!
While on the subject of new works…. here is a sneak peek of three new designs that will be out at markets this week and in store soon : )
Most of you would not know but at The Grateful Red Studio I donate 10% of sales each month to a worthy cause, charity or event. I generally do this anonymously and quietly but I think sometimes it pays to speak out and raise awareness.
I particularly want to highlight this month’s donation which is going to
Here is a brief overview of what Elki’s family are going through:
On New years Eve while every one was preparing to see in 2016, Lisa and Jevon rushed Elki to hospital as they were concerned with how pale she was and noticed bruses appearing all over her body, at the hospital she had bloods taken and only hours later, Lisa and Jevons world was turned upside down, Elki had been diagnosed cancer, at this stage the doctors had not discovered which type of cancer Elki had. after reciving a blood transfusion as hers blood counts were low, the very next morning they were pack up and heading to Brisbane. This is where Elki was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia after recieving further tests by the Oncologist.
Elki is a strong willed little girl who doesn’t give up easily.
Elki started treatment days later at Lady Cilento Children Hospital Brisbane.
We know it may be a long and difficult stuggle for the whole family who are absolutely devastated by the news.
Please keep Elki, her sisters and her Mum and Dad in your thoughts. They will be in Brisbane for the foreseeable future.
Although I don’t know Elki personally – I do know some of her close friends. If you can help in any small (or big) way – please do : ) Or alternatively – please share the shit out of this post and get the word out there!
I am pleased to introduce my two newest prints to The Grateful Red family. Thank you to our wonderful Instagram and Facebook family for putting forward so many awesome names to choose from! My two beautiful sons each drew a name from the box and Marlia (left) and Keeya (right) were the two beautiful names chosen!
They are currently available only via direct message but I will aim to have them in store come Easter time when I do a refresh and restock.