Saturday, February 28, 2015

Happppppy last day of February!

Who's ready to kick off March?  I don't know about you, but I sure am ready for some springtime, my first NYC winter has been wonderful (I've loved all the snow!) but I'm pretty sure my body isn't made for this cold and it's craving some serious sunshine!! 


Last weekend I was hanging out at Rough Trade and bought The Districts' new record album, A Flourish and a Spoil, and I've been listening to it non-stop all week.  They're bloody awesome.  I'd recommend checking them out on Spotify or buying the album, only 300 copies were made on purple coloured vinyl.   http://thedistrictsband.com


Friday, February 27, 2015

Working In the Studio - Behind the Scenes

Hi there! Welcome to my little studio set-up in Brooklyn, NY where the magic happens :) and where I've been basically living for the past month as I nearly finish my new collection for the springtime.  Working through the designs from sketching on paper to carving in the wax is a true passion of mine.  Like all passions though, it is mixed of highs and lows, like surfing the waves of love and challenge.  I'm excited to say that I'm almost done and that pieces will be available by March 15! (Well hopefully! I'll be working my butt off until then ;) )

A look at my desk (it never looks this clean when I'm actually at work!) 

A sneak peak into my sketch book, where some of the ideas are born..

The beginnings of the carving process! And how the desk looks when I'm at work. Wax EVERYWHERE!


Here is one of the rings in it's stage of being carved from wax..

That same ring, after it's been casted, cleaned and polished!  My favorite part!

One of the bracelets freshly carved..

Trying out the handmade porcelain spikes, before they get fired in the kiln..

Giving this little baby a cleaning now that it's been casted into bronze..

Before + after being cleaned up and polished!

YIPPEEEE! 

What do you guys think? Which is your favorite so far?  I'd love to hear your feedback and comments :)


[xo] the garage gypsy

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Who Is Garage Gypsy?

She.. 

1) loves adventure, and yearns to see the world..

2) might be part rock star, at least in her mind..


3) has a slight obsession with clothing, jewelry, anything that makes her feel pretty..



4) loves a good cup of coffee.. or tea (actually both)


5) likes to smell the roses..


6) and feel the ground beneath her feet.. (life is always better with a bit of sparkle)


7) could live at the beach during the winter..

8) and in Paris during the summer, reading books (and magazines) all day..


9) is a dreamer..


10) and a doer.. and she's not afraid to get her hands a little dirty.. (or her clothes, once in a while)



...eats pizza in bed... every blue moon.

(photos from various sources)

[xo] the garage gypsy

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Making Porcelain Jewellry in Oz

Hello! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!  Welcome to my studio in Richmond, a neighborhood in Melbourne.  For the past couple months I've been working with porcelain and experimenting with the shapes, glazes, making slip, creating a marble effect with the clay and slip and making molds using plaster.  It's been an amazing medium to create with and I've finally decided on what I like and don't like from the "test" pieces.  Now the the assembly process begins..



[xo] the garage gypsy

Sunday, November 24, 2013

back on the map!!

OOh my, its been quite a long minute since my last post.  It's pretty crazy to look back at the last post and think about what life was then.  It really wasn't all that long ago, but things have deeefinitely changed and it was an interesting and exciting trip that led me to where I am now.  Due to the crazy summer of traveling through Europe and then landing in Australia, Garage Gypsy has been on a slighhht hiatus - at least in terms of production.  That's all about to change verry soon though.  In less than a week we move into our new office in Melbourne, and then the fun begins!  Things will be headed in a very new direction for SPRING SUMMER 2014.  The new collection has been strongly influenced by traveling through Europe and my temporary move to Australia!  

Tons and tons of photos were taken while I was backpacking through Europe, and while it was a tough edit, here are some of my favs from some of the stops :)
[MADRID]
[TOLETO]
[ALICANTE]

[BARCELONA]


[AVIGNON]



[NICE]

[VILLEFRANCHE]
[EZE]