Tag Archives: upcycled

Knickerbunting: the Studio Shoot

Knicker Bunting bows colourful curly dotty flags kankan lacy layers minipants pantstopoverty pileofpants rows samnchristian thehanging thewholewall thursday tinypeoplepants

Huge thanks must go to… all the people who donated pants. The lady who sent some underwear FOR ART from Norway. The lovely lady who organised a work collection. The lady who sent pants after the project finished with £40 cash for a stretch of finished bunting (it’s late, but I’m sending it – I promise). And last but not least, for Christian from Under Your Skin for booking studio space, dusting off his pro lamps, best lens, and for running up and down ladders to help me hang all this damn stuff.

You’re all welcome to come round for cake at mine, any time

Sam x

Simple studs for the simple heart

Some things are just so beautiful you shouldn’t mess with them. Or overlook them.

Small flinty chips. Taking something so common and putting it in a new context makes you see the beauty in the form.

Small flinty chips. Taking something so common and putting it in a new context makes you see the beauty in the form.

These tiny stones were gathered from the coast at East Yorkshire. I have always loved the beach and sand.

I like to think Barbara Hepworth would approve.

Vintage keys upcycled for you

Vintage / antique / upcycled. On oxidised silver plated chains.

What were these keys for? I don’t know. And I LOVE not knowing.

It could be a key from the tea chest. The china cupboard. The church vestry. The opium den. The chastity belt. The key to your dreams. Or fears?

The key to the place where ideas are kept (said wordweave)

The key to the place where ideas are kept (said wordweave)

I saw this listed somewhere else as a church key - I assume something to do with the shape?

I saw this listed somewhere else as a church key – I assume something to do with the shape?

Raw keys waiting to be up-cycled.  All different, all beautiful...

Raw keys waiting to be up-cycled. All different, all beautiful…

A little short key with a big long chain

A little short key with a big long chain

A teeny tiny key (for the courtisan's jewelry box?)

A teeny tiny key (for the courtisan’s jewelry box?)

I’m tempted to make up a different explanation every time I am asked.

Marbellous

Inspired by a box of vintage marbles from an antiques centre. This jewellery inspired our name and remains one of our favourite ranges.