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Op shop finds + hand sawn components = sweet upcycled collection. Swipe right to see the process. . . There's only a small selection of this range left. Available exclusively to FARRAGO @farrago.ali Mount Barker, SA. . . I'll definately be making more collections like this, this year. I love the copper elements and the boho feel of this range. . . I'm finding some unique materials and finds I'd forgotten about whilst cleaning out my workshop. It feels like Christmas! #happydays
Today I started stocktaking and reshuffling the laminates. . It's such a huge job that I've put off for a while now.... . . By the end of every year I'm throwing left over / no longer required / surplus to a design samples into boxes and the piles of colours start accumulating on my desk. . I also receive / collect samples throughout the year which are either meticulously filed and counted or thrown into boxes. (Between you and me, I threw way to many into boxes last year 🤣🤣 ) . . So the task ahead of me is huge! Kinda exciting though as I find laminates I'd completely forgotten about, and as I sort them I start thinking about how I'll use them and in what way. Patterns were unearthed today...I'm wondering what tomorrow will bring! . . . #laminate #laminatelibrary #bts #behindthescenes #filingsystem #mycreativeworld #meticulous #dayone #starttoday #refusereuserecycle #counting #rarehare_designs
Hello 2021 😁 . It's been a while! . . So I planned on taking some much needed time off and I actually did it!! Whoop whoop!! #smashinggoals #holidayfun I'm feeling relaxed, reenergised, full of ideas for the year and I can't wait to get started!! . . Thankyou for your continued support throughout 2020. What a toughie it was. Personally and professionally it taught me so much, and I'm bringing those learning points with me into this year. (Always look for the positives right?!) . There's so much to share and exciting times ahead. I hope you stay for the journey! . . Rachel x . . #hello #hello2021 #letsdothis #feelsgoodtobeback #letthejourneybegin #rarehare_designs
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas! . . To each and every one Where ever you are in the world However you may be celebrating Whom ever you are with.... . . Wishing you happy times, cherished moments, lots of giggles, and hopefully lots of fun & rest! . . Thinking of those who are apart from loved one's this year and sending you virtual hugs and well wishes. Here's hoping and wishing that 2021 is a much smoother journey for us all. . . 💚🎄💚🎄💚
I can't believe we're here...the 24th December!!! . . I will be @recreatecommunity today...and I couldn't think of a nicer place to be on Christmas eve. . . So much upcycled, sustainable recycled, eco friendly, community, and feel good goodness to be seen!! Come stop by if you're in the Adelaide hills....and there's also a plant sale currently going on!! . . Eek #plantsale #weloveplants #communityproject #recreate #refusereuserecycle #upcycle #sustainability #sustainablechristmasgifts #adelaidehills #mybarossa #mountpleasant #southaustralia
Navy + Blush pink available NOW @theivyroom . . #handmadeearrings #upcycledearrings #laminate #navyandpink #ooak #oneofakind #lastminutegifts #sustainablechristmas #sustainablefashion #theivyroom #glenelg #madeinsouthaustralia #jettyroad #rarehare_designs
Currently still making and still posting! . . . Please note though my last postal run prior to Christmas will be on Wednesday 23rd December. . . I am then shutting my workshop for the month of January (it needs it. i need it.) . . I will then be reopening (the hopefully renovated) workshop week commencing Monday 1st February 2021. Eek!! I've said it out loud now so it's officially happening!! . . Thankyou for supporting sustainable, handmade and home grown. It means so much ♡♡♡
☆ THANKYOU! ☆ . The biggest and heartfelt thankyou to everyone that came along to @themakersandshakers this weekend. . What an awesome weekend it was! To all that made a purchase; new and returning customers - thankyou! I enjoyed every chat, every giggle, and wish you all a safe, happy and relaxing Christmas. . To Emma & Lee - you guys are amazing! Executing yet another wonderful event amongst ever changing covid conditions. 🙌 . To my amazing stallie neighbours who kept the smiles and giggles flowing continuously over 3 days @hummingpea @ellsandmoosh @hellotherecheeky 😘😘😘 . Special mention to my amazingly caring and thoughtful bf Darren who helped out wherever it was needed ♡ . . . Linda @ellsandmoosh Katie @hellotherecheeky Pennie @hummingpea Angie @colour_this Michelle @ettieink Emma @themakersandshakers Me - Rachel xx
Almost SOLD OUT! . . The last few pairs will be heading to @recreatecommunity this Thursday 24th December. I will be in shoppe from 9am! . . As featured in the latest @rethink_magazine
Brooches were popular last night @themakersandshakers . It's all happening again today from 4pm (I'm just about to go set up my stall!) and Sunday 10am - 4pm. . See you there beautiful peoples!
This is why I do all that I do. . . Teaching these 2 beautiful boys how to look after our planet, how to live gently. Teaching them to be strong, but also gentle and kind. Teaching them to be assertive and confident, but also patient, tolerant and empathetic of others. . . They're growing up way to quickly. This photo was taken 6 years ago when they still let me put them in cute shirts and ties. I think it all stopped after this pic! 🤦🏼♀️
Meet me and these beauties @themakersandshakers from tomorrow (Friday) afternoon 4pm. I've got a feeling they're not going to hang around my stall for long. . . . . A sweet vintage collection is also heading to @recreatecommunity in the Barossa, next week. I will be at Recreate from 9am on the 24th December, so if you're in the Adelaide hills come say hello! 🎄🎁💚🎄🎁💚🎄🎁💚
A quick snap shot of what I'm currently making for @themakersandshakers Christmas Gift Market this weekend. . Everything you see here has been handsawn from discarded laminate...Then every piece gets hand filed to smooth all edges. Drill marks are then made and every component is drilled. A thorough clean then surgical steel posts are glued where required....and now I'm about to construct and card each piece. . . Gosh I love this bit!!!
Vintage laminate appreciation post. . Patterned pieces are from the 60s/70s. A 50 year old material being utilised and reimagined! . Wooden pieces are from the 80s and much thicker than their modern day counterpart. (They take much longer to saw out but are worth it!) . Anodised aluminium rose gold 70s pudding lid. A 50 year old metal...what's not to love?!! . . Recently featured in the latest @rethink_magazine . . . #vintagefinds #vintagelaminate #handmadeearrings #anodisedaluminium #retrorevival #rethink #reuse #recreate #repurpose
You can find me here all weekend @themakersandshakers 🎁🎄Christmas Gift Market 🎄🎁 . . No need for shopping centres or department stores...come find all your Christmas goodies in the one location!! Proudly supported by @cityofadelaide and the weather Gods....it's forecast to be a stunning 25°C. Perfect for shopping and supporting handmade, local and small business! . . I will have a variety of all the collections I've been showing you lately. Come say hello and find that unique, sustainable and feel good gift! . . [Gorgeous illustration by @katemasonartist who will also be at this event!]
♡ THANKYOU ♡ . Honestly; I'm overwhelmed by the love and support from all of you! . . I'm having huge writers block at the moment as I'm exhausted after yesterday's busy market day [@plant4bowden 👏👏👏] and my brain is slightly frazzled 🤯 from non stop creating and making. . . ♡ Thankyou. Thankyou. Thankyou. ♡ . . I'm back in the workshop tomorrow sawing up more Christmas Gift goodies and I'm sure by then I will also be able to write something a little more coherent. 😊 . . #thankyou❤️ #feelingthankful #thankyouforsupportingsmallbusiness #feelinggrateful #gratefuleveryday #onelaminatesampleatatime
24 hours late but oh so worth the wait. The sky was magical Friday night 💕 . . #adelaidehills #southaustralia #sunset #nightskies #skypornpics #nofilter #skyphotography #magicalmoments #natureatitsfinest #photographoftheday
Wearable heARTs ♡♡♡ . . Carefully handsawn mini hearts from discontinued laminate samples. [ The pale blue check is vintage and came from a local school destash ] . . Available in triple stud packs only @placeofkind Adelaide, South Australia. I'll have a few pairs with me at markets and some to gift to those people that have given so much to others this year. ♡♡♡ . . #supportlocal #supporthandmade #wearableart #wearablehearts #australianartist #australiandesigner #heartstuds #christmasisalmosthere #christmasgifts #placeofkind #bekind #rarehare_designs
Brooches are proving to be super popular this Christmas. I've made custom orders for stockists, custom orders for individuals and I'm taking a variety to @plant4bowden THIS Sunday to their Christmas Gift Market. . . #rAdelaide peeps I'm looking forward to seeing you! This will be my very first market of the year 🙈🙉🙊 AND my second to last market of the year also! . . [ Tap image to find brooch stockists ]
My absolute fave's ♡♡♡ . . #handsawn #laminate #mellowyellow #sandy #beachscape #oneofakind #unique #sterlingsilver #slowfashion #sustainabledesign #rarehare_designs . . @finki.jay
So honestly...I know my #reels are #unreal and I have so far to go and so much to learn......but for now can we just appreciate the kaleidoscope of colour and fun that is this NEW @finki.jay collection?!! Each piece is one of a kind, unique, exquisitely original, and is bound to bring smiles and sunshine to your everyday! . . Available NOW from Finki, Melbourne.
These 2 laminate samples are the same pattern, from the same factory, yet have obvious/subtle different tones to different eyes!! . . Originally from the UK; aside from sawing out some studs, I have held onto them waiting for just the right collection to utilise them. They're kinda 70s, disco dancing amazingness really!! . . ....Wait til you see what I turned these into!! I am so very happy with the results. Anyone who follows my stories would have got a nice little sneak peak last week when I was sawing them out. The rest will be reeled revealed tomorrow 😉😁😂
Sometimes I forget to take photos before sawing. Sometimes I just don't have time to take all the photos. . . Like the time I started sawing into this amazing vintage laminate. (Another piece gifted to me by the talented and gorgeous eco jeweller that is @sue_garrard) . . I love how I forgot though....then snapped this. It highlights how I template my designs to minimise wastage AND it highlights the fine, detailed sawing I do to create these pieces of jewellery. . . There is a gorgeous retro / vintage collection currently en route to @finki.jay in Melbourne (utilising this laminate). AND.... I will be trying to get some more pieces made in time for @plant4bowden Christmas Gift Market this Sunday!
Pretty flowers for your Sunday evening... . . Well....you know....they're not actually flowers...they're a new design I launched recently of drop earrings....but I just love photographing them like this! . . . . [ This colourway is available @farrago.ali Farrago, Mount Barker, South Australia ] . . . #doingthethingsilove #flowers #floraldesign #photography📷 #myotherlover #earringaddicts #upcycledearrings #laminate #photographyplay #photographoftheday #pretties #happysunday
This time next week I'll be @plant4bowden Christmas Gift Market! On the entire weekend and hosting a range of talented makers, Rarehare Designs will just be there on the SUNDAY between 9am and 3pm. . . So pop it in your diary #radelaide folks. It is going to be an amazing weekend and a wonderful way to support local and artisan this Christmas. . . ☆ I have to add: It is also a most excellent collection point if you'd like to sneak in a last minute order from me this week!! ☆ . . ☆ See you next Sunday!! ☆ . ☆ Please note: RHD VERY LAST POSTAL RUN will be on Friday 11th December ☆ . . . #plant4bowden #christmasgiftmarket2020 #adelaideevent #adelaidemarket #bowden #radelaide #christmasgiftideas #christmasgifts #sustainablechristmasgifts #supportlocal #sustainablejewellery #slowfashion #rarehare_designs
THANKYOU all for your recent purchases and for supporting small business, sustainable and home grown....it means so much to me!! . . I'm going to try and do a stories soon where I jump on and chat about this....the last time I jumped on stories was for mask making in South Australia - what an insane whirlwind this year has been! . . Adelaide has done well in keeping #covid19 cases low; subsequently a few actual markets are going ahead as planned....It's more than a tad exciting. I'm a people's person and I've craved real human face to face communication and happy faces all year!! . . . . Pennie @hummingpea and I made sooo many pieces in our #thehumminghare collaboration. We've almost sold out of the #industrialconfetti range (THANKYOU!!) You can still purchase online (link in bio) and anything left in the #wovenabstract range (like these beauties) will be coming with us when we attend @themakersandshakers Christmas Gift Market. . #yipee #soexcited #cannotwait #seeyouthere #happyweekendfeeling
ROCKY POINT collection . . The final post on this collection (for now) as I have a gazillion other pics to show you all before Xmas!! . There's just never enough hours in the day at this time of the year....I feel like I pop my head up every few days to breathe and take stock....and whatdoyouknow? It's Friday night already!! . . This specific collection will be @theredparkashop next week and I will be making another range for markets here in #radelaide. . Real life markets? Say whaaaaat?!! It's a bit exciting.....🙊 #staytuned
ROCKY POINT collection. . . Kicking off Friday right! . . Thankyou for all your wonderful feedback on this collection...it's so nice to receive, and especially as it's such a different look! . . I love being challenged by recycled materials. As an eco / sustainable designer it definately makes you think more, and you are forced to think 'outside the box'. You work with what already exists on this planet rather than ordering (endless) quantities of new. . . Gosh I love it! Who'd have thought vintage lino could look so good?! And.....it continues it's life cycle... just in a different form 👌 . . @theredparkashop
ROCKY POINT collection! . . #rockformations #handsawn #handmade #sustainabledesign #linoprint #vintagelino #laminate #madeinaustralia #theredparkashop #hobart #tasmania . . @theredparkashop
Alllll of the handsawn components in this new range. . . Swipe right to see the handcut shapes I created, which become my templates. Many designers these days use computer software to create shapes and play around with colour combinations. . I would rather stick pins under my fingernails to be honest!!🤣 . . I need tangible drawings/sketches that I can cut out, snip bits off, alter edges...and if they're going to become an earring - hold up to my ear for look, size and geometry! . . #oldschool #traditional #drawings #sketching #mydesign #bts #behindthescenes #creativemind #creativethinker #tangible #templates #rockformations #rarehare_designs
As a designer who loves circles and curves; this latest vintage flooring I've been working with has really pushed me out of my comfort zone. . It has been challenging, but incredibly rewarding at the same time. . . . It was clear from the moment I opened up the packet sent to me by Patti @bbppdesigns that this lino was special! From an old 'Queenslander' and her family home, the average standard shape would not work with this vintage flooring nor would it do it any justice. I played around (a lot!!) with shapes and angles before settling on a set I created that complimented the patterned lino. . Stay tuned!! More to show very soon!!
Parts of the job you don't usually see!... . Cleaning up some amazing flooring that was gifted to me by Patti @bbppdesigns . I can't wait to show you the collection I made with this and the story behind it. . . Heading soon to @theredparkashop in Hobart, Tasmania.
Monday morning here we go!! . . I woke this morning to mr9 and mr11 having a huge argument over who needed to put the box of breakfast cereal and milk away. It escalated fast and it continued with silly niggles to each other allllllll the way to school. . . Ah...the joys of raising children....one who is extremely hormonal and moody and another that doesn't understand the moods and likes to push the buttons. 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️ . . To all the parents out there....you've got this! Here's to taking One. Day. At. A. Time. This has been a tough year on our children also! . . [Laminates of different ages, textures, sizes, finishes....templated and ready to be sawn out - for a new collection!]
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#anatomyofapendant #industrialconfetti #thehumminghare . . . Happy weekend beautiful peoples!!
I made a few pairs.... . . Tap image to find your local stockist of mini studs. . Every pair is individually templated, hand sawn, hand filed, then constructed by me! @rarehare_designs . Made from discontinued laminate samples and off cuts with surgical steel posts. #zerowaste #waronwaste #sustainabledesign . . Thankyou @trbgram for my rebranding 🙌 and @reid_print for fast, efficient, friendly and local printing!
I'm stretching this vintage laminate as far as I can!! That means considering every single placement of every single shape I need to saw out. Maximising usage and minimising waste. . . I do have a plan for all of the tinsy tiny offcuts!! . . . Gifted to me by the talented and very kind @sue_garrard this range currently available @theivyroom Glenelg SA. . . Happy Thursday beautiful peoples!
Can we stop for a minute on #humpday and appreciate all that is this colour palette?!! . #vintagelaminate #modernlaminate #opshopfinds #zerowaste #sustainabledesign . . I just wanted to say hello and give a mini update: . I'm currently working on a mountain of orders - jewellery and face masks included. . . Thankyou to every single one of you for your kindness, understanding and patience. I'm working as hard, and as much as I can at the moment to get orders out.....there's just not enough hours in the day currently! . . #illgetthere #justkeepmoving #onedayatatime #muminbusiness #mumbosses #womeninbusiness #handmadejewellery #sustainablejeweller #sustainablejewellery #slowfashion #handmademasks #facemasks #madeinaustralia #rarehare_designs