a bend and snap market christmas gift guide (+ haikus)

Science art colour combine
To give Artomic

Crystal Energy
Fused with handcraft quality
Exquisite Jewellery

Ideas tumble out
Words, characters, craft and song
Writing feeds my soul

Now discovering,
Novel and Unexpected
Edging sanity

A beautiful plant
Deserves a beautiful pot
And that’s what I’ve got.

come on, fly with me
into the realm of wildest

Crop tops and shoulder pads.
Totally radical dude.
Fluro and tie dye.

Crazy owl lady
seeking creative outlet
makes all sorts of owls

Draws fun characters
Whilst listening to Ramones
Don’t forget some cake!

Our final market for the year will be held at 1000 £ Bend THIS Sunday 14th December 11:00am to 4:00pm and we have a diverse display of art and design creations and vintage wares for your festive perusal.


A collection of geomtric jewellery by A PASSAGE OF TIME handcrafted from natural wood veneer, each piece encapsulates time and nature from each grain of wood found inside tree which takes years, even decades to form.


Upcycled and bespoke vintage pieces by APPLIQUE VINTAGE.

Brilliant scientific images transformed into jewellery by ARTOMIC ART.

Home-made soy wax candles hex-jars and amber bottles by ELIZABETH & MARY.


Ethereal crystal jewellery by INDOVINO JEWELLERY.

A special jewellery project from Narrelle M Harris, the esteemed author behind KITTY & CADAVER – where a fictional band facing a zombie apocalypse devouring Melbourne and “raising rock ‘n’ roll hell to exorcise the dead!”. Yuka, Kitty and Cadaver‘s angry heavy metal Japanese drummer, wears jewellery made of the salvaged remnants of instruments destroyed when her first band accidentally summoned a demon and everyone but her was killed. Narrelle has collaborated with a number of local artists to create unique jewellery assembled with salvaged remnants of instruments. Peek at the jewellery range here.
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Mad science and other curios with turning recycled electronics, antique medical equipment, found bits and pieces, modern oddities, and culinary creations into shiny science experiments by MAD SCIENCE AT WORK.

Beautifully crafted handmade concrete pots and planters by MRS N HANDMADE.

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Quirky, custom-made cards, posters, gift-tags, boxes, and, above all, children’s books by NICHE DRAWINGS. (be sure to see Nichla with your ideas – you can work with the artist to develop a story together, and let Nichla work her magic to create a completely unique, one-of-a-kind, limited-edition book, just for you).

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Delicate paper crafts and Christmas vests by PLATED IMAGE.

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A funky collection of 80’s and 90’s vintage clothing by RADCAT BANDITS.

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Handmade products such as owl plush toys (specialising in pop=culture owl characters), embroidery hoop wall art, felt accessories and many more crafty things by crazy owl lady SCRABBLE KITTY.

Quirky cartoons by the inimitable TOM CARTOONIST.

flyer designed by OLIVIA YORK.

In addition to celebrating the work of the local art and design community and our regard for shopping locally, we are proud be featuring a number of our philanthropic stall holders utilising their creations to give back to the community, for instance:

ARTOMIC ART – jewellery sourced from the coolest scientific pictures discovered by various science students and researchers and created to raise awareness of such important research.

A portion of their proceeds is donated back into research towards the sourced image – for example, the Midnight Magic Cufflinks (pictured above), these stainless steel cufflinks are made using an image produced during research into schizophrenia (image courtesy of Candace Wu (researcher at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health), for each purchase of the Midnight Magic Cufflinks, a portion of the profits will be donated to mental health research. http://www.etsy.com/au/listing/206216550/midnight-magic-cufflinks

Personalised vintage & pre-loved second hand clothing.

The Applique Vintage team, following their commitment to act sustainably, have launched their new  initiative THE BIG CLOTHING DRIVE where they will collect your unwanted items which will then be sorted, and those that are of a high quality and suit the Applique Vintage style, will be sold in our store. The rest will be donated to charities including the Brotherhood of St Lawrence and the Red Cross. Then, next month they will be starting their monetary donation project, where 50% of all sales from your donations will be donated to a charity of your choice.

Melbourne based jewellery brand, creating unique pieces artfully hand-crafted from 92.5 sterling silver, 18ct gold plating & adorned with semiprecious gemstones, sourced from around the world.  Each piece is purposefully designed with a high level of thoughtfulness and detail, and each crystal is carefully hand-picked, ensuring every piece is truly ‘one of a kind’.

Indovino Jewellery aims to use art and jewellery to bring greater awareness to the Water Crisis that is happening all over the world in Africa, South East Asia and Latin America. A portion of every sale will be donated to Charity Water – a charity dedicated to bringing clean water and sanitation to people in less developing countries. (see more here).

Bend and Snap Christmas Market
Sunday 14th December 11:00am to 4:00pm
1000 £ Bend 361 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Image courtesy of Jasmine Dowling.


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