Welcome to my blog. I work full time and creating is my sanity. I like to use many different mediums and was a finalist in the Fire Mountain Beading Contest in 2008. I am a passionate blogger, and a promoter of handmade goodness.

I love : my husband, my fur kids, family, music, sunshine, creating, chocolate, handmade soaps, the DUST Team, gardening, friends, Triple J Radio and photography. Comments welcome, I hope you enjoy the adventure with me.

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made with love.........................maddabling xox

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Friends - Dusty Divas - Part 22 - Epheriell

Welcome to Friday lovely readers, the weekend is so close now I can almost taste it !
In edition 22 of the Dusty Divas series, I am stoked to introduce a very special Friday Friend and Dusty Diva this week - Jess from Epheriell & *bespoke*zine.

I love the creations that Jess makes - I have a pair of Silver Spirals - Urban Eco Sterling Silver Earrings and the Simplicity Sea Glass Pendant - Wrapped in Sterling and the new sterling silver nose ring

Jess is truly a tireless promoter of all things handmade, the DUST team, is a creatively crafty lass and a fabulous indie silversmith. Two years ago on the 18th October, Epheriell was born ! Wishing an exceptionally Happy Belated Etsy-Birthday to the lovely Jess & Epheriell and congratulations on the launch of *bespoke*
The handmade world salutes you !

The terrific tale of Jess, Epheriell and *bespoke*
Hi all, I'm Jess, and I hail from the countryside about an hour north of Brisbane. We love living in the country, it's so quiet, with birds and animals all around. We'll often take our cat for a walk around the property of an afternoon (no, not on a leash – he's just very much a people-cat and will follow you around everywhere when he's awake!).

I run my business full-time, making jewellery,

and launching a new Aussie zine called *bespoke*.

I discovered that I LOVED creating, making, working with my hands. I went from knitting to crochet

to beads to resin to metal... and fell in love with metalworking. The Epheriell style as it exists now really started to come into being in mid-2009.

I make sleek, contemporary jewellery using predominately recycled sterling silver – silver that is sourced from industrial processes and refined again to make eco-friendly metal! I love that I can use recycled materials in my designs.

My work is modern yet fun – I want my jewellery to become people's 'go-to' jewellery – something you love to wear every day, not just put away for a special occasion.

I've had many people tell me that their pair of Urban Eco earrings have become the pair they wear every day, which is fantastic!

When I started Epheriell, I also started a blog – EpheriellDesigns.comIt now has over 1,600 subscribers, and many hundreds of daily readers. I blog every day about handmade style, indie art and design, and crafty resources. And then there is *bespoke* a brand-new Aussie zine. It is edited and published by me, businesswoman and handmade advocate. *bespoke* is a lovely tactile A5 package - printed in full colour and delivered to your door!

Full of interviews, stories, art and photography features, micro-biz advice, tutorials and product features, *bespoke* aims to inspire, nourish, and support the handmade community.

I have already committed to a second issue (Due out March 15, 2011) and I need you! *bespoke* is written by the handmade community, for the handmade community... so if you have a story, article idea, product, art or anything else you think would suit *bespoke*, make sure to visit the 'submissions' page on the site and get in touch.

Want to know how to connect with Epheriell :

You can buy Epheriell jewellery at :

http://Epheriell.com or


Check out the Epheriell Blog - Handmade Style, Indie Design and Crafty Resources at


Follow Jess on Twitter - @jessvanden

Subscribe to Epheriell's e-mail newsletter – http://eepurl.com/CuU3

or find Epheriell on facebook


Want to get your hands on the *bespoke* zine ? I can promise you I
pre-ordered my copy and can't wait for it to arrive !

Issue 1 is in store now, just pop over to the *bespoke* website to pick up your copy -http://bespokezine.com/products-page

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