Hurray I have finally listed the the first pieces from my new jewellery line in my etsy store. If you follow me on instagram (littlebrowndog) you may have seen the evolution of these designs over the last couple of weeks. The jewellery is a direct off shoot from my housewives of Ikea collages and a homage to the truly feminine styles of the 1960s.
Whilst I usually work with pre loved materials these pieces have been laser cut (by the lovely Kirsten of Short Cuts Laser) from Perspex to directly reference the rise of plastic in design, particularly homewares and furniture, in the 1960s.
To celebrate the new range, testing of new skills and the realisation of new ideas I am giving one reader a chance to win a pair of housewife earrings.
It's a little bit of a creative writing challenge and here's what to do:
In the comments section let me know which colour is your favourite, give your chosen housewife a name and give me a little bit of her back story (a one liner will do e.g. ethel is a ......, she likes discussing foreign policy at cocktail parties......)
To help you out below are the original illustrations on which I based my designs.
The competition is open to anyone on planet earth.
Competition closes Easter Sunday.
The winner will be selected by myself (and maybe the husband if I'm having trouble deciding).
I'll announce the winner on the blog on the 5th of April and also notify the winner by email (please leave in with your comment if it's not in your user profile).
Finally here's a wee sneaky peak of the next range of 'housewife' products - perspex pendants with bespoke silver dresses. I'm really looking forward to playing around with these and can't wait to share them with you.