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Ethical Australian Precious Gems August 17 2017

Have you heard about the collection of carefully selected Australian gemstones that we now have in store? Celebrated Victorian stone cutter Paul Fenselau is the man behind the sparkling gems that grace our window. These pieces have been small scale mined in Australia (mostly Queensland) and transformed from rough to faceted in Victoria. Using his precision cutting equipment Paul carefully selects the design that will best suit the material he has available to allow for maximum impact with minimum wastage. 

Australian sapphires come in a range of colours, from deep blue to green and yellow. The Australian Parti Sapphire (where a stone shows two or more colours) has gained international attention in recent years. These stones are truly unique and impossible to recreate. 

See below for the Seagull Hexagon Cut Australian Parti Sapphire, as it was transformed from a loose stone to a beautiful engagement ring, custom made for Arbor by Orion Joel.

Australian Parti Sapphire Engagement Ring by Paul Fenselau and Orion Joel


Australiana: annual exhibition of jewellery August 15 2017

You are invited to join us for our annual exhibition of themed jewellery works from 6pm on Saturday 26th August 2017 at Arbor.

Each year Arbor jewellers are invited to participate in an exciting exhibition. In 2017 the theme of Australiana asked artists to consider a place in Australia where they feel a sense of belonging and to create a piece of wearable art that invokes the landscape or feel of the place.

Participating artists: Amelia Marks, Anastasia Mannix, Angela Natalier, Chris Sherwin, Eli Speaks, Elise Newman, Erin K, Georgie Brooks, Ida Maglai, Leonie Simpson, Lisa Zhou, Melanie Hilder, Minna Loft, Sarah Kellett, Tara Lofhelm.

A range of incredible and varied works will be available for viewing and purchase during the course of the exhibition. 


New work from Ada Hodgson August 14 2017

Ada Hodgson is a Melbourne-based jeweller working predominantly in sterling silver and enamel. Ada's Imaginary Planets series explores amazing colour combinations and effects in the form of earrings and pendants. Due to the nature of the enamelling process Ada often does not know how a piece will turn out until it has been fired in the kiln, making each piece of work truly unique and original.

 Ada Hodgson Enamelled earrings


Transformation - from old and broken to a future heirloom August 11 2017

Sharna picked up a gorgeous little emerald and diamond ring in a vintage store. Unfortunately, the ring was quite worn and some stones were at risk of falling out. After viewing the ring, Arbor director and practicing jeweller Ellinor Mazza advised that the current ring was not able to be repaired. A brand new ring was made in solid 18c yellow gold and the salvagable stones were used to create a quality, new ring with strong references to the old design. 

We are always happy to help to review your jewellery and can work with existing stones and metal that you supply to create a unique and truly special new piece. 

Emerald and Diamond gold ring handmade in Melbourne


New Artist! Amelia Marks joins Arbor July 28 2017

Recent graduate Amelia Marks has created a truly special and unique collection of works in sublimation printed Aluminium, Sterling silver and gold. We are proud to have her work in store, and one lucky lady snapped up a pair of Amelia's Prickly Pear studs which flew all the way up to Alice Springs!


Signet Ring Month July 24 2017

It must be the month for signet style rings - usually chunkier, flat topped styles with or without a stone. 

Our resident wax carving genius Aimee Sutanto has been doing an amazing job creating these pieces to order. 

Do you have something in mind? Contact us for a chat about your options.

Signet style ring in sterling silver with lapis


Alternative Metals from Brendan Cunningham July 21 2017

NSW based second generation jeweller Brendan Cunningham is obsessed with alternative jewellery materials. Although he mostly works on traditional styles of jewellery in his everyday work, he bought equipment and materials to begin experimenting with inert (non allergenic) metals such as Titanium, Zirconium and Tantalum. 

All these metals are a great option for someone who wants something a little different to the usual gold and silver, as well as offering a low allergen option for those sensitive types. 

Check out the selection online or in store and contact us to discuss your options.

tantalum rings


Studs, studs and studs May 10 2016

Everyone's favourite jewellery staple, the stud earring. We have so many options in store I can't even list them all! Here are a couple of varied samples for you...

Polli laser cut and etched stainless steel flower studs

Lisa Zhou sterling silver and freshwater pearl studs

Rachael Grigulis super long braille drop studs


A simple repair May 08 2016

Sometimes the simplest pieces of jewellery are the ones that hold the most value to us. Sarah picked this piece up at a European gallery many years ago. The cord holding it all together had seen better days, so we replaced it with fresh tigertail (nylon coated fine stainless steel wire) and voila! An old piece made new again


New work from our favourite Tasmanian April 30 2016

Nanna Woo is one creative lady! A mother to two young children, she also manages a busy accessories business. Hanna's latest offering as part of her Metanical collection, are these chunky, bright resin pieces embedded with metal flakes. Add a pop of colour to your cool weather wardrobe!

Resin bangle green metal

Sparkling blue resin earrings on sterling silver hooks


What we are eating: Winter Salads April 25 2016

Alright, winter is approaching and half the city is copping a cold or flu. Well, I have the perfect preventative salad! 

1 orange carrot, 1 yellow carrot, 1 small beetroot, a thumb end of ginger. Peel, chop in large pieces, whizz in your food processor until finely chopped. Dress with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Eat


Special jewellery orders April 23 2016

Did you know that almost every piece of jewellery in the store can be ordered in specially with adjustments? Whether it be a ring made just for your particular finger size or a tweak on an existing design, we can pretty much do it all. Because all our jewellers are based in Australia the turnaround times are short (up to 3 weeks usually).

Brigid was over the moon with her custom order Sunggee Min pearl rings: sterling silver, 18c yellow gold, white diamond and yellow sapphire.

Sterling silver, 18c yellow gold, diamond, yellow sapphire


Rings, rings, rings April 21 2016

We have so much new work arriving weekly we almost can't keep up! A wide range of rings are available in store (and soon to be online), including Emily Becher's super organic and oxidised sterling silver string rings, Ellinor Mazza's very matte hammer textured white gold band and Sarah Wallace's refined bezel set two-tone gold ring, featuring a gorgeous Australian Parti Sapphire.

Emily becher, organic ring, string ring

Ellinor mazza white gold wedding band men's jewellery

Sarah wallace engagement ring gold with parti sapphire


Takeawei Tumblers April 18 2016

We were blown away by the latest delivery of hand thrown ceramic vessels by Torquay-based artist Chela Edmunds. Just the most amazing mix of colours and moods in this range. Pop in for a look or we can email you images of the stock we have in store!




Engraving letter styles April 16 2016

We have always offered engraving inside rings or on other pieces of jewellery, but we have never had a sample plate...until now! With five styles to choose from, plain through to very ornate, all of our engraving is done by hand by our Melbourne based specialist 


It's not all about the stones.... April 14 2016

There is more than one way to add a splash of colour to your jewellery collection, like the following examples...

Susan Ewington yellow gold and green beachglass earrings

Melanie Hilder sterling silver bud ring with green enamel paint

Think outside the square, we do!


Summer dinners - Swedish potato salad December 06 2015

Our favourite dinner right now takes about 10 minutes to prep and is super tasty!

Boiled potatoes as the base, you can add on any tasty bits you desire. We had ours with Tassie smoked salmon, lemon aioli (mayo, lemon juice and evoo), avo, pickles and beetroot. Add an egg for extra protein or a little coleslaw for some more crunch. 


Winter Lake Ring by Aimee Sutanto December 03 2015

The very talented Melbourne jeweller Aimee Sutanto has added yet another option to her Winter Lake series, this 5 stone beauty. With her hammered and frosted texture in rose gold, the ring is topped off with 5 flush set champagne diamonds. Subtle and sparkly!

 


New work just in from Sarah Wallace December 02 2015

We are loving the super bright and summery colours in Sarah Wallace's new pieces. Hand cut and hard enamelled with sterling silver posts and chain

 

 


Wedding ring season December 01 2015

It definitely is wedding ring season! Did you know that all of our gold rings are made by hand to order? That means that we roll out, form and solder then hand finish to your specifications...

Pop in for a chat about your special rings any time. Arbor is staffed only by jewellers whose work is available in store.

 


Winter Food - Shepherds Pie April 25 2015

As the temperatures drop in Melbourne there is one sure recipe I always turn to - Shepherds Pie. You can pretty much throw anything in there and top it with mash then pop it in the oven.

Here is my recipe but you can replace the mince for lentils or tofu to vegetarianise it.

 

500g pork and beef mince

2 carrots grated

1 zucchini grated

3 sticks celery chopped fine

1 onion or leek chopped fine

1 kg dutch cream potatoes

barbeque sauce, soy sauce, butter, milk, salt, pepper, cornflour

 

Brown mince then add all vegies and gently saute until cooked through. Add sauces to taste. Add cornflour (mix 1 tsp into a small amount of warm water first). Cook potatoes through and mash with butter, milk, s&p.

Spread meat mixture into the base of a baking dish and spoon potato on top. Pop in the oven for 20-30 mins and then grill for 5 mins to brown the top.

Cool and eat!


 


Christmas delivery from Elise Newman January 02 2015

Elise Newman slipped these beauties onto the shelf just days before Christmas...

 

White and yellow gold engagement and wedding band set with an inverted dome feature and just a sprinkle of grain set diamonds on each ring. We are in love 


Banana Nice Cream December 07 2014

On my never ending quest to not eat too much refined sugar (and being a massive sweet tooth!) I am always keen to find tasty sweets that rely on naturally occurring sugars. So, I present to you....Banana Nice Cream! (I stole the name)

 

Ingredients:

3-4 bananas, frozen

Chunk of cacao butter

1tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 cup cashews

 

Method:

Throw it all in the blender and blend until smooth and creamy

Eat immediately!

 


The Spotted Quoll - totally made in Tassie! December 07 2014

We are lucky enough to have a few talented Tasmanians showcasing their collections at Arbor. Another one has just joined the fold. The Spotted Quoll is the scarf label run by Tamika Bannister from her studio in Launceston, Tasmania. With a strong focus on ethical production and design, all pieces are printed and assembled in Tasmania. 

 The Spotted Quoll cotton scarf


A Story December 03 2014

Wanna hear a story? One time when my dad was 19 he went to Sicily and was asked by a now famous artist to transport this huge neckpiece to the north of Italy. After he delivered it he realised that these two bits had come off into his bag. Being a ratbag he didn't return them and 45 years later I am wearing them. The End


Irwin Rohl map cufflinks November 30 2014

We have lots of Irwin Rohl's beautiful map cufflinks in store, including this selection of Brunswick-focussed pairs. All these pieces are sterling silver with vintage maps set behind glass. We also take custom orders!


3 rings November 27 2014

3 rings by 3 jewellers. Elise Newman star sapphire ring with Kate Higgins soft facet ring in yellow gold for her. A brushed soft rounded wedding band for him by Ellinor Mazza. Our customers came in to check out rings 10 days before their wedding! A bit of a short timeframe but we managed to have all their rings ready by the wedding day.


New work from Beuy November 20 2014

As you may or may not know, all the jewellery and objects at Arbor are made in Australia (only the leather bags and wallets are designed here but made in Hong Kong). One of our favourite brands is Beuy. Jeweller and glass artist Tae Schmeisser has created this fun, colourful range and we just love wearing it! Made from laser cut anodised aluminium and proudly manufactured in Australia, these pieces make great gifts, for yourself or others!


Gold stackers November 16 2014

Lots of Ellinor Mazza's gold stacks just hit the shelf! These 4 colour 9c gold stacks are a daily classic

 


Arbor November 13 2014

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Lindegaard magic November 10 2014

Gasp! Sigh... New gold ring from the outstanding Lindegaard. Yellow and rose gold with a 4.8 carat cabochon green sapphire. Slightly dying right now


Arlia Hassell November 07 2014

Just arrived! Work from a brand new jeweller, Arlia Hassell. Her island inspired collection includes these coral and sterling silver studs and the cutest little crab pendant you ever saw, cast from a real found crab


Making wedding bands November 04 2014

On the bench today lots of wedding bands in various stages of production. Because there are often pauses in the making of each piece I find it more time effective to work on 3-4 at once!


Takeawei work in store November 01 2014

We recently got a delivery of these stunning watercolour tumblers from Melbourne brand Takeawei. Chela Edmunds is the talented maker behind Takeawei ceramics, a line of beautiful and useful objects in clay. Chela, originally from Queensland, received a BA in textile design from RMIT in 2007 before moving to New York to work as a fashion textile designer for various fashion brands including Donna Karan and Vera Wang. Fuelled by a desire to get back to nature and a more organic form of design, Chela started making ceramics in 2011. She returned to Melbourne in 2012 to focus on creating ceramic art and return to the landscape that inspires her. Drawing inspiration from nature, beach culture and fashion, Edmunds' work mixes organic shapes and textures with bright colours and a sense of humour. 

Each piece is lovingly designed and manufactured by hand at Elm Place Studios (formerly Danaher Lane Studios), an artist’s studio space in North Melbourne.


Two become one October 30 2014

This wedding and engagement ring set is due for a major overhaul!

The cute pear shaped diamond has been cut off so the band can be melted and the original wedding band has been hammered out to resize it, but also to make it less like a wedding band. More progress shots to come....

 

UPDATE! The finished product was sent to a very happy client. 9c yellow gold with 5 citrines and a significant pattern


Man Wallets by Status Anxiety October 22 2014

Just in case you didn't know already, we also stock items for men - cufflinks, rings, and of course these awesome leather wallets. They come in the coolest reusable tin too...

 


Pumpkin Candles October 19 2014

It's coming up to halloween and for those of you who want a well lit pumpkin but don't want to sit there and carve one up... we have the solution...pumpkin candles!


Jeweller of the Month - Kate Higgins October 15 2014

I thought we would take a closer look at some of the wonderful people who create the jewellery you adore. If you don’t already know, all the work at Arbor is made in Australia, mostly by independent designer/makers. That means one person who does it all – designs, makes, finishes and delivers.

Process photos of a commissioned ring

Process photos of a commissioned engagement ring

  

Tell us a little about your journey to being a jeweller. 

I've been making jewellery for 10 years now! Wow. I will forever be learning! I studied a Bachelor of Design originally, but to be honest I did the real learning on the job. Sitting for hours at a bench repeating the same hand skills over & over. I've been very fortunate to be taught & inspired by some fantastic jewellers.



What is the main process you use to create your work and why?

I have been traditionally trained, so generally handmake all my pieces, unless a cast or CAD version is going to be a better option for things like metal wastage or a clients budget. I genuinely believe a handmade piece is best though, and make my pieces this way wherever possible. Handmade pieces are "work-hardened" which causes the metal to become more dense, and therefore stronger. It will wear better over time.



What is the biggest inspiration for you when creating work?

I am often inspired by the antique pieces I frequently come into contact with. The Art Deco look especially. The skill & patience of jewellers past continually amazes me. In my own work I prefer a simpler aesthetic, but I do love incorporating some antique flourishes where I can.



What's your ultimate love and hate part of the entire process of making a piece? 

My absolute favourite part of the process is seeing the reaction of the client when they first see their beautiful ring. That is MY gold! My least favourite part of the process would have to be letting the piece go! Haha. 



What jewellery skill would you love to learn more about in the future?

I've dabbled in setting my own stones, and enjoyed that. So I'd love to learn more about that so I could customise my pieces further. You could spend 40 years still learning in this job! I don't think I'll ever get bored...
 
 
Men's wedding band in white gold
Kate Higgins' Classic Soft Facet Men's Ring, available online and in store at Arbor
 

New stock from Ruby Pilven October 15 2014

We've just received a parcel of new rings from Ruby Pilven which is always fun to unpack.
Each one is made locally here in Melbourne, crafted from porcelain clay shaped into individual designs, hand stained, each one unique.
Taught ceramics by her parents, Ruby uses only the purest porcelain clay, decorating her works with bold intricate patterns and gold luster highlights.
We've taken a liking to this black and gold coloured ring, but the picture doesn't really do justice to the captivating delicate swirls, unique colours and character of the designs. You've just got to come in and see these rings for yourself!


Brunswick Iconic - Ellinor Mazza September 14 2014

In this exhibition, Brunswick Iconic, jewellers were asked to photograph a space, building, artwork or sign in the suburb of Brunswick and respond to it through their craft.
Work is available to view in the window of Arbor until 14th September 2014
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Former Brunswick Hosiery Mills
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ARTIST BIO
Ellinor Mazza is a Melbourne based jeweller and designer. Obsessed with geometric shapes and how they appear and repeat in our everyday lives, she seeks to build these forms into comfortable, wearable designer pieces. Working in a number of materials and methods, Ellinor maintains a strong focus on Australian production and hand fabrication.
Ellinor completed her Advanced Diploma in Engineering (Jewellery) at Northern Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2006.
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Knitting Mills, 2014
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ARTIST STATEMENT
The hosiery mills in Albert street, Brunswick closed down last year, the last of its kind in Australia. The specialised equipment in the factory has been sold to an overseas manufacturer.
I used the lines and form of the beautiful old sign to influence my design. Through the use of handmade chain, buttons and hand stitching I explored the everyday objects that once were made by hand, then moved to being created through manufacturing and are now mostly imported from countries where they are pumped out in the millions and are often made using the cheapest materials and processes available.
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Materials: Sterling silver, cotton thread
Price: $590
 

Brunswick Iconic - Emily Becher September 09 2014

In this exhibition, Brunswick Iconic, jewellers were asked to photograph a space, building, artwork or sign in the suburb of Brunswick and respond to it through their craft.
Work is available to view in the window of Arbor until 14th September 2014
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Artwork by AWOL CREW
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ARTIST BIO
Emily Becher graduated in 2012 from NMIT with an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Jewellery, and was awarded ‘Best Hand Skills’ of her graduating class by The Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia of which she is now a member. Her work has been exhibited in numerous jury selected exhibitions including The Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award 2013, Graduate Metal ‘13, Contemporary Wearables ‘13 and the 2013 Beijing International Jewellery Art Biennial, amongst many other local collaborative exhibitions.
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Gone AWOL
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ARTIST STATEMENT
Many of Melbourne’s suburbs are renowned for their extensive display of street art upon the facades of the suburbs, Brunswick included. It’s one of the Iconic attractions that many Melbournians are proud of.
And yet these iconic works of art never last forever.
Less than 2kms from Arbor in Brunswick West there WAS a stunning display of talent from the AWOL crew. Now in 2014 this magnificent collaboration by Adnate, Slicer and Itch of the AWOL crew has partially been destroyed.
The piece of jewellery I’ve created for this exhibition portrays a combination of fragments of this iconic artwork. It is intended to wear as a single piece, but is fragmented to represent the deconstruction of what was once an iconic piece of street art. This piece is my way of celebrating and preserving it’s beauty before it’s lost forever.
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Materials: Sterling silver, 9c yellow gold, thermal coloured Titanium, Titanium mesh necklets
Price: $2,670

Brunswick Iconic - Aimee Sutanto September 05 2014

In this exhibition, Brunswick Iconic, jewellers were asked to photograph a space, building, artwork or sign in the suburb of Brunswick and respond to it through their craft.
Work is available to view in the window of Arbor until 14th September 2014
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Former Australian Liquorice Factory chimney
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ARTIST BIO
Aimée Sutanto is a Melbourne-based independent jeweller. Her main focus of work revolves around the deconstruction and reconstruction of cubes and their derivatives. With a background in Fine Art, jewellery manufacturing and jewellery design, her work aesthetic ranges from traditional to contemporary to conceptual pieces. She works from her bench at her studio in Chapel st, Windsor.
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For the Origin is the Past, for the Past is the Foundaton
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ARTIST STATEMENT
Brunswick to me has always been a district with a sense not unlike that of an irony, a nostalgic picture in grey of the days that have passed with the strong touch of urban and industrialisation. What stood out to me was an ornate chimney in octagonal shape in a warm red terracotta brick, which I later on found out to be a former Australian Licorice Factory chimney, a very successful firm for most part of last century until it was closed in 1985. Very well preserved, the chimney is a reminder of the growth and strength of the company through those decades, especially in Brunswick.

The focus of my work is both on the visual aspect of the chimney and the reiteration of the concept of foundation and growth. The shape of bricks are originally rectangular and I have used open construction of cubes instead which I have made askew (symbolising changes) into the shape resembling bonbon wrapping, the twisted wires resembling that of licorice. The pieces are then tessellated mimicking brick stacking, forming a foundation on which the construction radiates, growing and expanding.
Materials: Sterling silver
Price $900

Brunswick Iconic - Sarah Wallace September 01 2014

In this exhibition, Brunswick Iconic, jewellers were asked to photograph a space, building, artwork or sign in the suburb of Brunswick and respond to it through their craft.
Work is available to view in the window of Arbor until 14th September 2014
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ARTIST BIO
I am a jewellery and small object artist based in Melbourne. I completed my undergraduate degree in gold and silver-smithing and I’m currently working towards my Masters of Fine Art at RMIT.
Although I enjoy working with precious metals, my recent projects utilise materials not normally associated with jewellery such as concrete, mild steel, wood and flyscreen. Investigating these materials and the related techniques in a jewellery and small object context was the starting point for my most recent project.
My design process is initially research driven. Works start with sketches, I then respond intuitively through the exploration of my chosen materials. Shapes that evolved from the sketches develop further and are refined through the making process. I am particularly interested in the tension between the internal and external space of abstract objects. The boundary between what is contained and what is excluded is my primary focus. I explore this through extensive material exploration and intuitive making processes to create works that investigate the concepts of positive and negative volume and space.
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Untitled (Vessel)
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ARTIST STATEMENT
In this work, I aim to show my interest in positive and negative space as well as non-traditional jewellery materials. The concrete, paint and steel also reflect an industrial and urban art aspect of Brunswick.

Brunswick Iconic - Luna Zucchi August 29 2014

In this exhibition, Brunswick Iconic, jewellers were asked to photograph a space, building, artwork or sign in the suburb of Brunswick and respond to it through their craft.
Work is available to view in the window of Arbor until 14th September 2014
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East Brunswick Auto
East Brunswick Auto
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ARTIST BIO
Luna Zucchi likes eating ice cream, hanging out with her cats, days on the beach and creating intricate pieces of jewellery. She was drawn to jewellery by her interest in art and design, and the need to create with her hands. Each piece is carefully designed and made in her studio based on the west side of Melbourne. Delicate patterns, interesting forms, found objects and imagery are incorporated in her designs.
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East Brunswick Auto Brooch
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ARTIST STATEMENT
Around 11 years ago I lived in East Brunswick and stumbled across an old disused building. Even in its neglected state the once mechanics workshop displayed character and charm. The brooch I have created is a reflection of the shapes, forms and textures of the buildings exterior and hand painted signage. ‘East Brunswick Auto’ can still be found on the corner of Lygon and Albion Street.
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Materials: Sterling silver
SOLD

Brunswick Iconic - Mel Miller August 15 2014

In this exhibition, Brunswick Iconic, jewellers were asked to photograph a space, building, artwork or sign in the suburb of Brunswick and respond to it through their craft. 
Work is available to view in the window of Arbor until 14th September 2014
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Fleming Park, East Brunswick
 Fleming Park, East Brunswick
 
ARTIST BIO
Mel Miller completed a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2009, after migrating to Australia from the United States in 2006. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the international exhibition of young designers Talente (Munich, 2011), in Australian Jewellery Topos touring in the Netherlands, USA and Australia (2009-2011), and in New Traditional Jewellery touring in the Netherlands and Germany (2010-2011). Mel's work has been awarded the Small Beautiful Objects Award in 2008 and featured in publications including 500 Enamelled Objects (Lark Books, 2009), New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World (Thames & Hudson, 2011) and Showcase 500 Rings (Lark Books, 2012). Mel has lectured in gold and silversmithing at RMIT University and is currently a Teacher of Jewellery at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.
 
 
 Fleming Park (spring, sunset) by Mel Miller
 
ARTIST STATEMENT 
My work explores the significance of our interpretations of place and the development of a sense of belonging, through the observation of seemingly ordinary places in Brunswick and Melbourne's inner north. Fleming Park (spring, sunset) is the second landscape brooch in this series which looks at East Brunswick's Fleming Park.

But our urban landscapes are in constant flux, and after I finished the first brooch, the landscape changed. Oddly, when the decade-long drought broke and the rain began to fall, everywhere you looked in Brunswick, apartment buildings began to grow. Fleming Park's sunsets are now partially blocked by a seven storey concrete apartment block, whose tall walls and tiny windows show up in this piece.

The urban landscape is filled with mundane materials, and here they are set as if they were precious jewels. And look! In this light, they are. They take on preciousness, they command attention, and they begin to tell their story. I have chosen these materials because they are the only materials that tell this particular story - a photograph can't capture precisely this impression.

The work is informed by an Impressionist concern for the transient effects of colour and light. Once the light has changed, only the memory of this place at this moment can remain. But it is the record of this memory that reveals something magical.

Materials: Sterling silver, bouncy balls, felted wool, sapphire, tourmaline, Mexican opal
Price: $700  
 

Amazing oval amethyst! August 07 2014

When I saw this stone that our customer had bought in Central America I was immediately in love. Not usually a huge fan of amethysts, this one was large, had a deep cut and a warm, dark purple colour with flashes of red. We decided that rose gold would be an unusual and interesting choice of metal to offset the red tones in the stone and that a wide claw setting would allow in lots of light. The finished piece is certainly a statement ring!

 

 


Brunswick Iconic - Arbor Winter Window Exhibition, 2014 August 06 2014

Our annual winter window exhibition opens next week and we hope you can join us...

Boulder Opal Love August 04 2014

Our customer bought this Boulder Opal in Coober Pedy a number of years ago. "It called out to me", she explained. To get the full effect of the colours in this beautiful stone we decided a 9c yellow gold would suit best with 3 small champagne diamonds to really offset the colours and subtle sparkle.

The piece can be worn as a brooch as well as a pendant. 

 

 A peep hole at the back allows a view of the equally stunning underside of the boulder opal.

Designed and made by Ellinor Mazza