Friday, 18 June 2010

Feature Friday - Jewellery by Ange


Our feature Friday artist for this week is the fun and cheeky Ange of Jewellery by Ange.  Ange is another Australian artist and has a beautiful jewellery store on Etsy (and a few other locations).   She is the wonderful woman who got me involved in DUST, so all you DUSTers know who to blame now!  Ange also has the somewhat dubious honour of being the one who bestowed upon me the nickname of "Chatty McChat Chat" (I can't believe I'm actually telling everyone this nickname).  This is what she had to say about herself and her store:

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Well, my name is Ange (and I’m awesome) and I live in Brisbane, Queensland in gorgeous Australia, with my equally gorgeous fianc√© Josh.  We are renovating our house – have been doing so for over a year and have at least another year to go!
Sadly, I have a day job.. no, wait, it is great that I have a day job – it pays the bills, especially with the renovation, it’s needed.  It’s not creative or fulfilling though – which is why my creative stuff really is a mindsaver.  It helps me relax – especially when I get to hammer stuff!

Describe yourself in 5 words. 
Awesome, animated, attention-seeking, addicted (to silver) – OK that was more than five, but I tried. Hahah.


When and how did you first start crafting/creating?
As soon as I had the motor skills to!  Ever since I can remember I have painted, crafted, read, written, sang, danced and made a mess!  When I was about 10 I used to string seed beads onto fishing wire into rings, bracelets and necklaces – I even came across one recently – lets just say I’ve learned a lot since then!  My most recent jewellery making experience started when I pulled apart some awful bridesmaid jewellery and made it into something more my style – much simpler and less frou frou.


What do you create and what are your favourite materials with which to work?
I make jewellery – sterling silver is my favourite medium, and wire is my favourite material in particular.  I love to bend, wrap and hammer this into something gorgeous, but tend towards pieces that are simpler and more streamlined. I’m not a ‘fussy’ girl.

When and how did you start selling online?
A friend introduced me to etsy and helped me get started.  I started about 3 years ago and haven’t looked back.  To supplement my store, I also sell on Madeit, Zibbet and hold jewellery parties which are my favourite way to sell -  much more social and fun!


Describe your store in 5 words
Streamlined and sexy simplicity… I’ll give you four since I went over with my other five words… did I mention I have a problem with rules?  Hehehe.

Where can we find you online?  

4 comments:

  1. Very nice hearing about Ange and her work is beautiful.

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  2. What a great feature Deb. Yes Ange, you are awesome :)

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  3. Love Ange's work- gorgeous:)

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