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New Starlet Pins

Finally my Starlet Pins have made a debut in my Hello Pretty Store. Now both Hero and Starlet grosgrain pins available (for the girls and the boys).

Each pin is priced at R120 (ex postage) and makes a really special and unique lapel decoration for that special occasion – or just because.

Amongst the Starlets featured are Twiggy, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe.

Visit Hello Pretty to see more.

18 March 2013 – If you are interested in having custom cameos made, please drop me a line. I would love to collaborate to create the perfect pin for you.

Pretty Pretty Starlet Pins

Hero Pins are finally available

As promised, I have loaded some of my new Hero Pins onto the Hello Pretty website. Check them out here. They are going for R120 each and would make a lovely gift for the man in your life (or even for yourself?)

Please also note that all my Crazy Animal Brooches are on a Spring Sale – only R100 each! Get them while you can.

Hero Pins

New Product – Beasty Trophies

Pretty Pretty Beasty Trophies

New Collection – the Beasty Trophies.
I can happily say that only a small menagerie of plastic animals where harmed in the making of these little adornments. I can also vouch for the fact that each creature lead a full and happy exsistance and voluntarily gave their life for fashion, so that they could be immortalized in one of my new little Beasty Trophies.

Each Beasty Trophy brooch costs R125 (excluding postage)
Postage to anywhere within South Africa is around R25.
If you’re purchasing from beyond our shores, then please and I will get a quote for the postage.

Have you made your pick, which is your favorite?
If you are interested in purchasing any of these brooches , and let me know exactly which beastie took your fancy. I will then send you my banking details and pop the your Beasty Trophy in the post to you.

Watch this space – more Trophies are being hunted

Latest addition: Black Cats

Pretty Pretty Black Cats
Pretty Pretty Black Cats
Pretty Pretty Black Cats
Pretty Pretty Black Cats

Finally they are here, please welcome the Black Cat Collection.
For those of you who have seen these little gems before, they where inspired by a 50 movie audition (see previous post here).

Each Black Cat brooch costs R125 (excluding postage)
Postage to anywhere within South Africa is around R25.
If you’re purchasing from beyond our shores, then please and I will get a quote for the postage.

So which little Black Cat has stolen your heart?
If you are interested in purchasing any of these brooches , and let me know exactly which beastie took your fancy. I will then send you my banking details and pop your Black Cat in the post to you.

Watch out for the Beasty Trophies, soon to be released

New Brooch Collection – Ugly Ducklings

Pretty Pretty Ugly Ducklings

Please welcome Lily, Rosie and Emma – the three Ugly Ducklings.
These demure little ducklings are perfect for a pretty sundress or even on the brim of a straw hat.

Each Ugly Duckling brooch costs R125 (excluding postage)
Postage to anywhere within South Africa is around R25.
If you’re purchasing from beyond our shores, then please and I will get a quote for the postage.

Interested in adopting an Ugly Duckling?
If you are interested in purchasing any of these brooches , and let me know exactly which beastie took your fancy. I will then send you my banking details and pop the lucky Duck in the post to you.

Up next – Black Cats

New Product – Wild Beastie Brooches

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Please welcome the Wild Beasties Collection.
Finally my first batch of brooches are ready for the outside world. This little gathering of wild (and not so wild) animals are all dying to be pinned to a pretty blouse or dashing lapel. Each brooch is completely unique and individually named.

Each Wild Beastie brooch costs R125 (excluding postage)
Postage to anywhere within South Africa is around R25.
If you’re purchasing from beyond our shores, then please and I will get a quote for the postage.

Have you made your pick, which is your favorite?
If you are interested in purchasing any of these brooches , and let me know exactly which beastie took your fancy. I will then send you my banking details and pop the lucky Wild Beastie in the post to you.

Soon to be revealed, the next Brooch Collection – Ugly Ducklings!

Black Cats Sneak Peek

Yippee, I am nearly ready to reveal my little treasures to the world!
The last few weeks have been a mad cycle of photographing and editing and re-photographing and re-editing but finally I see light at the end of this crazy tunnel.

For someone who’s design career thus far has been entirely online, I feel surprisingly nervous putting my product up for everyone to gawk at. I am sure lots of crafters have had similar experiences?
I suppose its because what I do, as a craft, is so much more intimate than my digital design work. Not that I don’t get really passionate about my digital work, but with that work there is always a client and a brief and a (normally mad) deadline to keep in mind, so lots of external factors influence each digital design.
However, with my crafting, each piece is made with no one other than me in mind. If I think something is going to be pretty, or cute, or to die for, then that’s what I make. Simple!

As I am so excited to finally see all my little babies coming to life, I thought I would post a quick sneak peek of one of the ranges of my brooches. This little collection is called “Black Cats” and is inspired by this wonderful series of photos (by Ralph Crane) from 1961. It is thought that these audition photos could have been for Roger Corman’s “Tales of Terror” (1962), which is a film adaptation of a trio of Edgar Allen Poe stories including “The Black Cat”.
Read more here and see all the pics here.

I just love how the all the cat owners where so beautifully dressed and how pampered those black kitties looked. I simply had to immortalise these hollywood starlets in a brooch.


(photos from: LIFE, click here for more)