We speak (and get a little smitten!) with Jayde from A Little Coy.
A coy little koi
Gliding in the quirky sea
Tell us a little about the origins of A Little Coy.
The origins of my work are represented by my branding. I found the word coy to be the perfect way to express the feminine and flirtatiously shy pieces I create and the process of making simple things beautiful.
For me there is nothing cuter than a simple button or bead dressed up to become a feminine earring or necklace.
I also adore koi fish and have included that in my branding to represent the cute, fun part of my work.
Describe your creative process.
I’m not always able to visualise what I am making until it’s completed. I love matching colour, pattern and textiles until I find a combination I like, then let the designs come naturally.
I also love to crafternoon with some good music and friends.
What inspires you the most?
Creating individual pieces that will be treasured by their new owners.
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
I love popping in to the stores along Brunswick and Smith streets that stock work by local artists, as well as trawling the craft markets all over Melbourne.
I also follow local artists at markets, on Etsy and Madeit.com, along with stores like In.cube 8 and View point handmade in Bendigo where you can purchase a unique item and be sure your money is going directly to an artist.
What are your ultimate dreams for your work?
My aim is to create unique jewellery pieces which are personal and expressive.
I love the feeling of finding a new piece I adore, and even more so when it is made by a local artist and I hope the people looking at my work can feel the same.
What will we find from A Little Coy at our May Bend and Snap Market?
A collection of hand made jewellery, from beaded earrings & necklaces to button rings and fabric earrings. I am holding a stall with my good friend Lisa Purcell who is also the illustrator of my brand.
See you all at our next Bend and Snap Market day at 1000 £ Bend Sunday 26th May 11:00pm to 4:00pm, 361 Little Lonsdale Street in the city for all of the art design fashion vintage with many of our regular stall holders and a load of exciting new additions to our Bend and Snap fold with A LITTLE COY, AGNES & I, ANIMAL VEGETABLE MINERAL, ANTYK BUTYK, BAK SPACE VINTAGE, CANDLE AROMAS, COLOUR ME PLATE, DREAMING CO ♧, GIRLPETA DESIGNS, EELAV MCBEE, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, JACK’S CALLING, JEREMY WINGSPAN, JUX, HENNA courtesy of the talented KAJAL, LISA PURCELL, LITTLE BOXES, LOUIE AND THE FOX, MELBOURNE ALTERNATIVE CRAFTERS, ME U, MY GOAT SOAP, NINE YAKS, ONE SMALL DUCK, SEBO HANDMADE JEWELLERY, SPOONFULS OF LOVE and many more emerging artists and designers!!!
We are also pleased to have THE MELBOURNE ALTERNATIVE CRAFTERS darlings (check out their Bend and Snap interview here) presenting the May edition of our pop-up-snowfield Crafternoon Corner where you can indulge in a number of winter time fun like creating a miniature winter wonderland with DIY snow globe workshop.
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