Welcome dear readers to the very first edition of Friday Friends for 2012. How is everyone going with the New Years Resolutions they made ? I decided that my resolution is not to make any resolutions this year.
I want to share with you a few of my favourite pieces from Ariom Designs. The pieces speak for themselves in their raw beauty I feel. I hope you love them too.
|Handmade Leather Journal - remember to remember - the creative instigator |
What a precious gift this would make for someone ! Moira describes this journal :
A special book can provide just the amount of encouragement you need
to jot down that special thought from a moment you share or
the “quote of the day” that provided just the inspiration
or laugh that when treasured can provide endless enrichment!
This journal is made from an old suede jacket and features
a little Amethyst bead paired with a bigger Eye Agate one on the cover
and on the back I couldn’t help but add a little bit of fur I found
in one of my bags of rescued scraps which I think maybe is rabbit...
I’m not really sure but it is really soft! Turning discarded
or unused materials into a precious and practical part of creation
|Fluorite, Tourmaline and Ryolite bliss.... (with a touch of agate : )|
How incredibly striking is this gemstone necklace ? I love Moira's description too :
Roughly polished pieces of watermelon tourmaline, the beautiful
bands of agate, clarifying pieces of fluorite topped off with
a deeply coloured piece of Rainforest Jasper....
the most delicious cocktail of supported love.
I look forward to meeting the one who loves her just as much as I do!
The Ariom Designs Oracle
Hi all ! My name is Moira Stanley and I am the creature behind the label Ariom Designs. Currently I live in Denmark, Western Australia amongst the beautiful Karri trees and absolutely LOVE it here. After moving around a bit I have finally found the environment which supports my deep hunger for creativity. A very clever woman once said to me that once you find your “niche” your hands won’t be able to keep up with your creativity....now I truly understand what she meant.
I have always loved creating jewellery with gemstone beads but I think my specific love affair with combining this with leather began a few years ago when I entered the world of shoe repairs. I am a Cobbler by trade and it is a job I love but it does not support the sort of working environment I need to feel truly fulfilled. So that is when I really looked at what was I was creating whilst I was running Cobbler shops and said to myself “this is what I truly love”. So I now fill my days creating what I love supported by nature and I couldn’t be happier !
I create use several different mediums from Seashells and Driftwood to Australian Gemstones and leather and paper. After working in a field where I witnessed a lot of waste when it came to leather I have taken on the mission of using only recycled leather so all of my materials I seek from the off cuts of larger companies like Upholstery warehouses and am always on the lookout for old leather jackets that have been sitting in Op shops for centuries. I pull them apart to make something unique and one of a kind.
I do all of my stitching of my beautiful much loved 1932 hand wheel sewing machine “Ruby”. She has come a long way and is still going strong! They just don’t make them like this anymore!
My mission is to sustain myself in my life from every angle by sharing what I love doing with the world.
Dear readers - do you want to see more ? You can connect with and shop with AriomDesigns
on ETSY here : http://www.etsy.com/shop/AriomDesigns
or catch Ariom Designs at the Denmark Markets on Saturday, 7th January 2012 !