Thursday, July 24, 2008

WIN this SPACE ROCKET art print for FREE!!!

Amanda of Twinkle Star Art is currently running a giveaway to win a space rocket art print - perfect for any little boy's bedroom. The print above is a work in progress, and the final product will match its 'brother' print below.

To enter, simply visit the Twinkle Star Art Blog and reply in the comments link at the bottom:

1. vote which space boy you prefer - 1, 2, or 3.
2. finish picture quote - "Tonight, I'm dreaming of... "

and remember to leave an email address or blog page link so that Amanda can get back to you :-)

Submissions close on the 31st of July. So what are you still doing here? Get on over to the Twinkle Start Art Blog and enter. You just might make one little boy very very happy :)

For more examples of Amanda's gorgeous work check out her Etsy Shop, or her Flickr Photostream.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bringing ‘Bling’ to BrisVegas!

Step out in sparkling style with a bit of ‘bling’ from the BrisStyle team.

Sterling Silver Dragon's Back Chain
by Shazzabeth Creations
This is a sterling silver chainmaille bracelet in the Dragonsback weave. It is a chunky, heavier weave with a lovely rounded dome shape running down the middle of the chain. The bracelet is fastened with a sterling silver toggle clasp. Not for the faint hearted, this beautiful bracelet is ideal for those who like their jewellery to make a statement.

Rainbow Swarovski Gold Pendant
by Marlier Designs

This pendant has been made by me, using a rectangular shape frame, constructed from Artistic Non Tarnish Wire in Gold. I've used a rainbow colour combination of Swarovski Crystals this time, in 4 and 6mm. It gives a totally different look with the gold wire! Fast becoming one of my fave pieces!

Handcrafted, Rough with the Smooth, Sterling Silver Necklace
by Moore Taste

This is a gorgeous and versatile Sterling Silver Necklace made from a combination of hammered and unhammered links, hence the rough and smooth name. All the links and the clasp have been made from Sterling Silver by me. Each link is shaped, soldered and then given a hammered finish if required.

Gold Blinger - Vintage Button Earrings
by Ruby Red Studios

Shiny, pearly and simply irresistible these golden coloured acrylic buttons were just yearning to become earrings x x
...and here they are 1.5cm diameter and allergy free surgical steel posts and backs.

Natural Stone Beaded Anklets
by Kaylees Room

I am really into the look of natural stone. There is something gorgeous and serene about it. Each bead is hand-wired with two spacers and then linked with jump rings and finished with a lobster clasp. These anklets will be sold individually. The colours in the photo are actually pretty true to life so you know what you will be receiving.

Vintage Silver and Yellow Layered Button Brooch
by EmBelISH

This one-of-a-kind, all original, Silver and Yellow Brooch was made using 3 vintage buttons on a metal bar pin back. The base is a large silver vintage button, topped with an opaque yellow button and finished with a pale yellow and glitter feature button. A great way to transform your look!

Vintage Button Earrings Pink Ice
by Jellygnite

These sweet button earrings reminded me of pink coconut ice - mmmm yum! The buttons are a pearly pretty pink - so girly! They are genuine vintage buttons from my Aunty's collection. The buttons are attached to silver-toned earrings using silver wire.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Get carried away with BrisStyle

Cart your belongings around in style with these gorgeous handmade bags, clutches and wallets from some of our talented BrisStyle members.

Petite Purple Wallet
by Love, Janie Lou
Shop in style with this cute and quirky wallet stitched up in soft pastel prints. Made from cotton fabrics and embellished with a vintage button and trim, this wallet includes a zippered pouch for coins, a pocket for notes, and three slots for cards and licenses.

The Hazel Grouse Handbag
by Pedrosprout
The Hazel Grouse is fully lined and has a pocket on the front. Made from Japanese cotton fabric and a little wadding.

Red Partridge Backpack
by Sharlzndollz
The Red Partridge Backpack is created from 100% cotton and corduroy fabrics sourced from fully cleaned vintage sources, and finished with a variety of machine embroidery, applique, and buttons. The Red Partridge design I have created as a homage to the Seventies. The design is completed in felt that has been machine stitched onto the bag and embellished with buttons.

Fiddlestick Field Shoulder Bag
by Beckybean
This bag is made using the gorgeous fabric from Hollabee, with the beautiful leaf fabric being hand screen printed with environmentally friendly, solvent free inks on a cotton/linen blend. Also used in this bag is a recycled upholstery sample, and some new 'burnt orange' coloured cotton quilting fabric.

Library, Toy or Diaper Bag
by Hot Fudge
Now here is a nostalgic bag which is sure to delight parents and grandparents as well as little children. One of the best gifts you can give a child is the love of reading. Whether they join the local library or use their school/kindergarten library, they will love keeping their books in this colourful bag.

Pineapple Princess - Vintage Jumble Clutch
by Ruby Red Studios
I have designed this range of clutches so you can max out the contents - keys/mobile phone/make-up/ipod/money/and all your girly stuff. They are made from quirky boucle vintage Italian upholstery fabrics and lined with other collected salvaged material pieces. I have used a chunky zig zag stitch to compliment the vintage work already on the fabric.