Rad Retro | Fab 50s Collection Release

For a while now I have been wanting to play with a “new” style of vintage jewellery. I love the lacy, pearly, flowery-ness (if that wasn’t a word before, it is now) of the vintage-inspired jewellery I normally create but … Continue reading

Finding my voice…What shall I say?

I have been blogging here for around 10 months and in that time I have written about business, my jewellery, vintage fashion, my history with depression, fundraising efforts, family traditions and a few DIY and sewing projects. But it has … Continue reading

A Special Announcement

When I first started this blog one of my very first entries was during Mental Health Week. I discussed my history of depression and how one of my great passions is to remove the stigma of mental illness in the media and community. You can read that post here.

Well, this year during Mental Health Week in October I will be doing something actionable on removing this stigma and bringing awareness to mental health in Australia. I will be hosting a “Get Creative Auction” proudly supporting beyondblue!

Proudly supporting beyondblue!

I have my Authority to Fundraise letter and I am about to begin accepting donations to the auction.

“Get Creative” is about using our gifts and talents to express ourselves and to regain and maintain our wellbeing. Creativity is instrumental to my wellbeing – from painting to express how I was feeling in the depths of my first breakdown into depression, to creating beautiful jewellery for my business Cordelle Designs today – it feeds that part of my soul that strives to make something beautiful out of the mess.

All items accepted into the auction will be in keeping with the “Get Creative” mentality – handmade, personally crafted and an expression of the donor’s own creativity.

I am so excited about this opportunity to fundraise for beyondblue as this organisation was fundamental in supporting me and my husband as carer during my darkest times of depression.

There will be more updates in the coming weeks and months as things get organised but mark it in your diaries now!

Mental Health Week: 6th – 13th October, 2013 | “Get Creative Auction” held on the Cordelle Designs Facebook page.

Collaborate For A Cause – handmade love in action

I am so excited to be involved in the annual Collaborate For A Cause Charity Auction this year! Have you heard of (what is commonly known as) C4AC? Started in 2011 by Jen Kennedy from Ainslee Fox Handmade, C4AC aims … Continue reading

GATSBY & FISHER – The 1920s Collection

Over 12 months in the planning and making, this collection will be released on Wednesday 24th July at 8:30pm AEST on my website cordelle.com.au! I have always loved the 1920s for its style – the clothes, shoes, hairstyles and even … Continue reading

How do you balance business and family?

It has been a long time since I last blogged. Life has happened. Apart from being very busy in the business side of things (that’s a good thing, isn’t it?) we have had some family things unexpectedly come up in … Continue reading

Easter Traditions – A Spin on Greek Easter for a New Generation

One of the blessings of having a young family is developing your own traditions. This Easter, with our eldest child almost 3 years old, we embarked on finding a family tradition to celebrate as it is the first time she … Continue reading

The Made With Love Markets – A quick look at my stall

On Sunday I had a stall at the Made With Love Markets in Coffs Harbour. It also marked one year since joining the MWL market family! What a ride! Over the past year of doing markets I have refined and … Continue reading

DIY Tutorial – Doily Embellished Jars

Pinterest is a dangerous place for me. It gives me all sorts of ideas for new products and home DIY that I really don’t have the time or space for in my life. But I love it, so I tackle … Continue reading

Venturing into the Real Life World – Markets, Consignments & Marketing

I’m in super-industrious mode at the moment. Next weekend, Sunday 17th March, I will be a stallholder at the Made With Love Markets in Coffs Harbour. It will be my fourth MWL market and it marks one year since I … Continue reading