Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
art work pet attire earrings
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Tell us a little about the origins of broken krown.
broken krown was launched in early 2016 after many months of late night talks & ideas being shared back & forth. Finally we took the leap & broken krown was born. The name came about from the both of us suffering from “invisible illnesses” we’ve been called broken, the krown is for the strength we have found in each other to take on the haters. We love unique art, as our home is filled with pieces from our travels abroad & from Australian artists. We also love our pets & want all pets to feel like a part of a family with their own dapper outfit!
Describe your creative process.
Our creative process works best when we are relaxing in bed, trying to fall asleep! We bounce ideas off each other, constantly thinking outside the square. We want to provide affordable art for everyone & some personalised items that are not only one of a kind but also at a decent price.
What inspires you the most?
We are inspired by each other, sounds cliche, but it’s true. We’ve both been through so much & had actually met several times when younger but didn’t connect until a few years ago. Together we’ve traveled/worked on the other side of the world, got tattoos together, pierced together, laughed, cried & had some downs but plenty more ups & each day we continue to encourage & motivate each other, whether at the gym, at home or at work.
Name some of your favourite local artists and designers.
One of our most favourite designers would be Jubly Umph, their prints, accessories & jewelry are amazing. Creep Heart who are based in Brisbane is another favourite.
What are your ultimate dreams for broken krown?
Our dream is to have broken krown become a household name & a successful business so we can focus all of our time & energy instead of at our full time jobs.
What will we find from broken krown at our July Bend and Snap Market?
Customers will find pawsome pet attire for their dog, cat or rabbit, which are all handmade & come in a variety of designs! From hamburger ties, to shark bandannas to old Japanese kimono bandannas fit for a cat, rabbit or tiny canine. We are taking orders for personalised Milestone Prints with Gold Foil to celebrate the newest addition in your life as well as custom button letter art. We have vintage recycled dictionary pages transformed into art, with images overprinted ranging from food & drinks, skulls, animals, musical instruments & flags of the world. Our newest range of jewelry will also be available with affordable pieces including buttons, lego pieces & sparkly resin, made from nickel free, surgical steel earrings, safe for any ear.
See broken krown at our upcoming celebration of divine art and design with a curated selection of Melbourne’s finest movers and makers. Our next market day at 1000 £ Bend will be Sunday 31st July 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Stallholders include: BEENA & RO, BRITTANY SHEMMELD, BROKEN KROWN, HEIDIXE, HOOK AND HOP, HOUSE OF HOCUS POCUS, JEN CLARK DESIGN, KAT RELISH, MIKAELA EATON, ONE ART PLEASE, ROCK PAPER SILVER, SARZI DESIGNS, SAZZ AND FLEUR, SISTERWORKS, SKRUB, THIS IS NOT A TOY and TWEET STORE.
For a little more winter warming, Hook and Hop will also be running Crochet Classes throughout the day. Bookings are essential: http://www.hookandhop.com/product-catego…/classes-workshops/
Be sure to also check out their many knitting and crochet kits with foolproof patterns from totes to rugs to kitty caves: http://www.hookandhop.com/product-category/crochet-kits/
We are also pleased to be having our friends from SisterWorks join us again at our upcoming market day showcasing a diverse range of creations and live demonstrations throughout the market day.
SisterWorks is a grassroots social enterprise based in Greater Melbourne. SisterWorks mission is to enable the most vulnerable asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women to work towards financial independence by developing the skills they need to settle happily into Australian society.
One example of the extensive work done by SisterWorks is providing the “Sisters” support in developing their own microbusinesses, nurturing creativity and empowerment by facilitating Design Labs. These Design Labs are held twice a week with view to help improve the design and quality of the products made by the Sisters as well as improving their business, social and English skills. Read more about SisterWorks on their website http://www.sisterworks.org.au/
July Bend and Snap Market
Sunday 31st July 11:00am to 4:00pm
361 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne