Magnetic Attraction

I have created a new Ferromagnetic ring for the supremely creative fashion designer Charlotte Booty.

                                                                                  Macramé work from Charlotte Booty

                                                                                  Macramé work from Charlotte Booty

 I wanted to make her a piece that would have unique properties, as her textile work pushes the boundaries to create three dimensional "fabrics". See more of her work here.

 

The beautiful patterns she creates in her macramé are by utilising materials in repetition such as cable ties, leather and chain. They seem to me to form naturally like iron filings in a magnetic field. The new Ferromagnetic ring is set with magnetic Haematite, I hope she enjoys using it to explore her surroundings, testing and picking up more found objects for her inspiration.

If you are interested in learning more about commissioning a unique piece, get in touch! Email me at info@jademellor.com and I'll be happy to answer your questions :)

Mellor/Booty Bag

I'm really enjoying collaborating with fashion designer Charlotte Booty at the moment. Her garments push the boundaries utilising unconventional embellishments but still really wearable through their carefully considered design and construction. The opportunity of creating pieces using her beautiful crochet skills has been a joy, and combined with my studies at the moment into Mesolithic hunter-gatherers has resulted in this bag which combines her intricate textiles with sturdy leather, metal jump rings, nuts & bolts and natural stone.

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I have made it big enough to accommodate my big sculpture books (regular totes are frustratingly a tad to small) and a few other essentials for a modern hunter gatherer existence. I think I may eventually make several liners in different colours so I can change it as they will show through nicely in the open weave. 

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Pins & Needles

My very good friend (& talented textile designer) Nat Stoker and I were on a bit of a last minute mission to find a smart but interesting scarf for a certain occasion recently. Looking at the scarf designs available on the high street most of them seemed to fall into two categories: Bright and flowery or skulls. Skulls. Skulls. 

Now I don't mind a bit of noggin anatomy but there are other ideas to use for interesting, bold, edgy motifs. This is where green fingered Natty (her apartment balcony is spilling over with a forest of foliage), was inspired by her visit to the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show to create this design.

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Nat says: "What particularly caught my eye was an incredible display of cacti, with their natural, prickly symmetry perfectly designed for surviving in harsh landscapes." 

These bold cacti and spicy succulent silhouettes combined with a trans-seasonal colour palette make for something really fresh and different. 

Her design now features in an online competition via Front Row Society so if you have a spare minute and like this original design show her your support and give her your vote!

VOTE HERE

 for Nat Stoker's Pins and Needles Design