Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Designer Feature: 9 lives Re-Creation

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Canberra’s Food & Fashion Market is in just one week, and this week I’ll be posting about the final two designers I’m be featuring as part of this unique event.

9 Lives Re-Creation jewellery is as unique as its name. All pieces are designed and handmade by Gertrud Pihelgas using unconventional materials not usually associate with jewellery – recycled rubber, zippers, broken tea ware and recycled leather. 9 Lives Re-Creation designs challenges the preconception that jewellery must be made from delicate materials to be feminine. They transform hard industrial materials into pieces of soft femininity. I’ll be featuring three unique earring (re)creations. Read on to find out more.


1: Recycled leather

9 Live Re-Creation’s turquoise recycled leather pendant earrings take advantage of the pliability of the material by creating natural contours with strategically placed cinching.


2: Vintage porcelain plate

I was really blow away by this piece, made with broken pieces of a vintage blue and gold plate. The shape appears at once to be random and deliberate.


3: Inner tube or a bicycle wheel

The inner tube is soft and glossy like leather but has indentations and curvature that’s unique to the original product. Cut into a feather shape, the effect is a juxtaposition of bohemia and grunge.


9 Lives Re-Creation will be at The Food & Fashion Market on Saturday 4 May 2013. She will also be showing her coll ection at the four day fashion festival FASHFEST Canberra, on Friday 3 May 2013.

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