Friday, January 29, 2010

Meet The Crafters: Mecino

The first maker featured in this Meet The Crafters series is lovely Michelle from Mecino.

Tell us about what you sell ...
I sell a range of handmade vintage and contemporary jewellery. I use brass, copper, silver, Swarovski crystals, glass and pearls. I love unique charms that are a little quirky and fun. I love people discovering new little charms at my market stalls and making them smile through my jewellery :)

What inspires you?
Fairy Tales, childhood memories, romance and a whimsical world.

What's your favourite medium to work in?
Pearls, crystals, cameos and lockets.

What would you be lost without ....
My husband, who always encourages me, my family, my little dogs and my creativity.

What's your fave crafty read?
Frankie magazine and DUST.

Your proudest crafty moment?
When I received my copy of Melbourne Bride Magazine, to find my necklace made the cover, and other pieces were featured within the magazine.

Are you working on something new for this market?
Yes, I am currently designing a new range made up of freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals, finished with pretty French charms. This is a new range and will be available at markets in early 2010.

What's your favourite street, suburb or city for crafty delights?
I would have to say Brunswick, Northcote, Thornbury, Preston - mainly the inner northern suburbs. I always come across really crafty people when out and about and stores that support handmade products and local crafters.

Where else can people shop for your goodies?

1 comment:

  1. What a brilliant post, these are lovely. Must get one!


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