The DIY Concrete Ring is a fantastic little project by recent architecture graduate / Melbourne designer Linda Bennett. Currently seeking funding make sure you check it on Kickstarter.

The DIY Concrete Unisex Rings are made from high quality silver and concrete composite. Available in 5 unique designs or your own concept, the ring is packaged in a DIY kit which invites you to experience the unique and rewarding process of making your own. 

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Stock Watch, inspired but vintage watches, is a well crafted timepiece by 27 year old Melbourne designer and avid watch collector David Tatangelo. Ideal for everyday wear and equally at home as a refined accompaniment to a formal outfit, its great to see products of this calibre produced by a young local design talent.

Available in a range of colours for RRP $180. For further information visit stockwatches.com.au

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Gallery Funaki, a Melbourne jewellery gallery and store, is currently undergoing a refurbishment, and will relaunch with a new exhibition “New Edition" featuring the works of Australian and international bespoke jewellers.

New Edition is a curated group exhibition by Gallery Funaki Director, Katie Scott, which explores the wide space between the hand made and the mass manufactured. Jewellers include David Bielander, Gijs Bakker, Jiro Kamata, Lousje Skala, Lucy Sarneel, Manon van Kouswijk, Marc Monzo, Nel Linssen, Renee Bevan, Ribbonesia, and Thanh-Truc Nguyen.

New Edition heralds a new era for Gallery Funaki, with the Gallery recently undergoing a refurbishment by Architect Kate Abernethy. The new design maintains the elegance & simplicity of the original design, whilst providing a fresh & adaptable gallery space for the presentation of the constantly evolving international contemporary jewellery movement.

For further information visit:
http://www.galleryfunaki.com.au/gf/exhibitions/new-edition

Gallery Funaki will re-open on Monday 22nd April at 6pm with the new group exhibition. The gallery is located at 4 Crossley Street, Melbourne, make sure you get along!

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Much loved Melbourne label Iggy & Lou Lou have recently launched their latest collection titled Desert Road Trip. All pieces are meticulously handmade originals and well worth viewing. Prices range from $88 - $990 and the range includes porcelain jewellery, homewares and signed sculptures.

For further information visit iggyandloulou.com

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We’re back! Lets kick off 2013 with a little fun. Melbourne artists and designers Iggy and Lou Lou have put together a beautiful range of porcelain jewellery with the collections combining a sense of romance and history. We love the tongue in cheek humor – made perfect for modern day lovers!
Iggy and Lou Lou has a dedicated local and international following, appealing to a wide audience including style and music creatives Emily Blunt, Anthony Gonzalez (M83) and Nicole Richie. Collaborations include Karen Walker, Perks & Mini and Chicks on Speed.
From the Makers…
"Home is our favorite creative space. We make and collect objects that are rare and unexpected, mixing ideals of evolution with a sense of history and belonging.
We love the history of clay and its contrasts, the fact that it’s fragile but strong enough to last generations – even dug up after centuries of being forgotten.
With a Masters of Ceramics behind us, there is a strong emphasis on mixing the latest in ceramic technology with traditional making methods. We make everything ourselves in our studio while being very nice to the environment. Getting our hands dirty, we prefer to do the work ourselves rather than machines and use Australian made durable quartz porcelain, kiln fired up to 4 times . Each piece is beautifully handcrafted and meticulously finished.
Drawing on the history and enduring romance of porcelain our work is made to be loved – handmade originals to have and to hold.”
Melbourne Stockists
Cactus Jam; Melbourne, Craft Victoria; Flinders Lane, Outre Gallery; Elizabeth Street, Lunar Store; Greville Street through to EMIA; Sorrento and Artifice Store; Williamstown.
For further information visit iggyandloulou.com

We’re back! Lets kick off 2013 with a little fun. Melbourne artists and designers Iggy and Lou Lou have put together a beautiful range of porcelain jewellery with the collections combining a sense of romance and history. We love the tongue in cheek humor – made perfect for modern day lovers!

Iggy and Lou Lou has a dedicated local and international following, appealing to a wide audience including style and music creatives Emily Blunt, Anthony Gonzalez (M83) and Nicole Richie. Collaborations include Karen Walker, Perks & Mini and Chicks on Speed.

From the Makers…

"Home is our favorite creative space. We make and collect objects that are rare and unexpected, mixing ideals of evolution with a sense of history and belonging.

We love the history of clay and its contrasts, the fact that it’s fragile but strong enough to last generations – even dug up after centuries of being forgotten.

With a Masters of Ceramics behind us, there is a strong emphasis on mixing the latest in ceramic technology with traditional making methods. We make everything ourselves in our studio while being very nice to the environment. Getting our hands dirty, we prefer to do the work ourselves rather than machines and use Australian made durable quartz porcelain, kiln fired up to 4 times . Each piece is beautifully handcrafted and meticulously finished.

Drawing on the history and enduring romance of porcelain our work is made to be loved – handmade originals to have and to hold.”

Melbourne Stockists

Cactus Jam; Melbourne, Craft Victoria; Flinders Lane, Outre Gallery; Elizabeth Street, Lunar Store; Greville Street through to EMIA; Sorrento and Artifice Store; Williamstown.

For further information visit iggyandloulou.com

We love these bold, beautiful accessories by 2 Lyn & Tony. Made using the finest quality silk, sterling silver, coral, kangaroo leather and semi precious stones, each piece is of a limited edition with Lyn and Tony hand making everything themselves.

2 Lyn & Tony can be found in Melbourne at Belinda - 584 Malvern Rd Hawksburn and Alice Euphemia - 37 Swanston St Melbourne. 

Since launching back in 1985 Dinosaur Designs continue to produce amazing resin and sterling silver jewellery and homewares. Their current collection ‘Earth’, designed by Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy is no exception, its simply beautiful.

The colour palette draws inspiration from the natural hues found in rock formations; grey, ivory and brown with precious metal highlights of silver and bronze. The collection consists of 35 new resin jewellery styles, 20 homewares and 11 silver and bronze precious metal pieces.

Make sure you call into a Melbourne Dinosaur Designs store to view their full range. Stores are located at 562 Chapel St South Yarra and Melbourne’s GPO on Bourke St.

For further information visit dinosaurdesigns.com.au 

An intriguing blend of geographic shape and biological forms by jeweller and artist Charles Wyatt. Charles began working in his family’s jewellery shop at the age of 12 where he developed a passion for fine craftsmanship. Moving to Melbourne in 2008 to extend his contemporary practice and went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Gold and Silversmithing) at RMIT University where he received the Maggie Fairweather Gold and Silversmithing Award. 

Jewellery and art available from Pieces of Eight Gallery - 28 Russel Place Melbourne.

Visual Artist Kate Rohde recently began making jewellery after collaborating with Romance Was Born on their ‘Renaissance Dinosaur’ collection who we’ve also featured on Designer Melbourne.

Inspired by her ongoing interest in merging elements of natural history across zoology, botany and geology, the jewellery features flowers and crystals sprouting together out of cuffs and stalagmites with hooves, paws, antlers and heads.

Kate Rohde is a visual artist who completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001. Since then she has held several solo exhibitions including a recent exhibition at Pieces of Eight Gallery. Her work is included in a number of public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Bendigo Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of South Australia. She is represented by Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne.

Kate’s work is available for purchase through Edition X but be quick, it looks to be vanishing very quickly!

The beautiful artwork and jewellery of Krista McRae is currently on exhibition at the Pieces of Eight Gallery at 28 Russell Place, Melbourne. Called ‘Many Facets’ the exhibition comprises of an art installation and a smaller, more intimate space featuring her lovely gold rings, earrings and necklaces set with fine gems and diamonds as featured above.

The exhibition runs until June 23 so make sure you get along to the gallery before it ends.

This lovely Donut Pendant from Melbourne jewellery designer Renee Marie is both stylish and unique. With a refined design sensitivity and beautiful use of texture and colour, Renee has an exquisit collection of glass jewellery, homewares, installations and sculpture. For further information visit reneemarie.com.auMelbourne Stockists: (View)

This lovely Donut Pendant from Melbourne jewellery designer Renee Marie is both stylish and unique. With a refined design sensitivity and beautiful use of texture and colour, Renee has an exquisit collection of glass jewellery, homewares, installations and sculpture. For further information visit reneemarie.com.au

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These lovely Wooden Block Color Beads from Polli are a standout with their geometric shape and beautiful combination of solid colour. Made from sustainable plantation hoop pine ply and designed to flip and slide to create different looks which is a lovely feature.
Melbourne Stockists: ACMI Shop (Federation Square), Belki (Nth Carlton), Lulu Design Store (Balaclava), Arbor Jewels (Brunswick), Best Street Store (Fitzroy Nth).

These lovely Wooden Block Color Beads from Polli are a standout with their geometric shape and beautiful combination of solid colour. Made from sustainable plantation hoop pine ply and designed to flip and slide to create different looks which is a lovely feature.

Melbourne Stockists: ACMI Shop (Federation Square), Belki (Nth Carlton), Lulu Design Store (Balaclava), Arbor Jewels (Brunswick), Best Street Store (Fitzroy Nth).

From the Dandenongs comes these gorgeous recycled time pieces that are oozing with character and charm. It seems designer Brent Dakis has captured the fine art of making something old and nostalgic have a beautiful modern edge.

Visit www.brentdakis.com for more information.

Lauren Williams is the maker of this beautiful japanese inspired fabric jewellery. Lauren makes earrings, rings, necklaces and brooches that are simply charming.
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Lauren Williams is the maker of this beautiful japanese inspired fabric jewellery. Lauren makes earrings, rings, necklaces and brooches that are simply charming.

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