Mood: Art

The Five Golden Tickets

Inspired by the classic film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, The Five Golden Tickets is a stunning piece handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio. Featuring natural cowry shells from East Timor, and five solid brass golden cowry shells!
 The Five Golden Tickets has been designed for those of us who still want to connect with the awe and wonder of childhood, yet in the most mature and stylish way possible!
 AUD $109 – sales@republicofyou.com.au 

‘… and then Shells Fell Like Raindrops’

One-off handcrafted piece featuring pendants from India, Ethiopia and East Timor.

	            
	            

Marilyn Monroe & JFK

These arresting photographs initially seem to be images of Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy sharing intimate moments from the night Monroe performed ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ on  Saturday, May 19th 1962 at a celebration held for JFK’s 45th birthday at Madison Square Garden.


The truth is somewhat different. These photographs, which have been circulating the net for quite some time now, are in fact staged paparazzi shots using look-alikes by English artist and photographer Alison Jackson.

 

In her work Jackson says,

‘Likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable. The viewer is suspended in disbelief. I try to highlight the psychological relationship between what we see and what we imagine. This is bound up in our need to look – our voyeurism – and our need to believe.’ Continue Reading →

Peg It

Brilliant installation by Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal.

A Ceremony of Neutral

Exclusive one-off collectible piece of wearable art handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio, featuring:

  • Naturally shed deer antler tip pendant in its natural form.
  • Antique hand-cast brass tubular trade beads from the Baule Tribe of Africa.
  • Solid brass cowry shell pendants.
  • Natural cowry shell clusters from East Timor.
  • Fish vertebrae trade beads from Gambia, Africa.
  • Antique hand-cast brass beads from the Igbo Tribe of Nigeria, Africa.
  • Wooden and brass beading on knotted hemp with an adjustable brass chain.
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A Shamans Mala

Exclusive one-off piece of wearable art handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio, Australia featuring:Antique goat horn amulet with brass mounting from Nepal.
Antique hand-cast brass trade beads from the Baule Tribe, Ivory Coast, Africa.
Natural cowry shells from East Timor.
Brass, wooden and decorative beading.

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Frida Kahlo

Although Frida’s birth certificate states she was born on July 6, 1907, she claimed her birth date as July 7, 1910, as she had allegedly wanted her year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the Mexican revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico.

Frida suffered lifelong health problems. Many of her health problems were the result of a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her from other people and this isolation influenced her art works.

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

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A Notion of Wisdom

Exclusive one-off piece of wearable art handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio.

Featuring:
Antique telsum prayer boxes and miniature spoon pendant from Ethiopia.
Rare antique silver-alloy Ethiopian trade and fertility beads.
Antique barrel key from India.
Wooden, brass, coconut and miniature glass beading, with knotted and waxed hemp detail.

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Belief of the Banjara

Exclusive one-off piece of wearable art handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio.

  • Antique silver-alloy coin pendant/rattle from the Banjara people of Rajasthan, India.
  • Old barrel key and coins from India circa 1970′s.
  • Antique silver alloy triangular telsum prayer box pendant from Ethiopia.
  • Silver alloy cylinder pendant from Tibet.
  • Silver alloy ‘bug’ beads from Ethiopia.
  • Cowry shell clusters from East Timor.
  • Wooden and brass beading with knotted navy blue cotton and brass chain.
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Together in Time

Exclusive one-off piece handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio.

  • Antique ‘Illinois’ sterling silver etched fob watch from the United States.
  • Old Tibetan coin pendant found in Nepal.
  • Antique hand-cast brass ‘bug’ beads from the Igbo Tribe of Nigeria, Africa.
  • Antique silver alloy fertility bead and ‘telsum’ prayer box bead from Ethiopia.
  • Cowry shell cluster from East Timor.
  • Brass, coconut and miniature glass beading with knotted and waxed hemp detail.

SOLD
Available exclusively at ‘Elements I Love’
Shop 2/276 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills, Sydney
NSW 2010
Australia
Phone: +61 (0) 2 9698 8884
Email: mail@elementsilove.com
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Bygone Blue

Exclusive one-off collectible piece handcrafted in our Byron Bay Studio.

  • Antique royal blue embossed glass perfume bottle from India circa 1890s.
  • Antique keys from France and India.
  • Solid brass cowry shell pendants.
  • Solid brass elephant charm from a Buddhist Temple in Thailand.
  • Small snake vertebrae trade beads from Kenya.
  • Antique decorative glass beading from Nepal.
  • Wooden and brass beading on knotted hemp and brass chain.

SOLD
Available exclusively at ‘Elements I Love’
Shop 2/276 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills, Sydney
NSW 2010
Australia
Phone: +61 (0) 2 9698 8884
Email: mail@elementsilove.com
Online: www.elementsilove.com

‘The Adventures of Skull Island’

One-off collectible piece handcrafted in our Byron Bay Studio.

  • Naturally shed deer antler tip pendants in their natural form with brass mountings.
  • Skull pendants hand carved from naturally shed deer antler using a 300-year-old design passed down through a family of Indonesian carvers.
  • Cowry shell clusters from East Timor.
  • Wooden and brass beading on knotted hemp with an adjustable brass chain.
SOLD

‘Our Lady of the Vast Ocean’

One-off collectible piece handcrafted in our Byron Bay Studio.

  • Nautical brass pendant.
  • Old Ostrich egg shell disk beads from Kenya, Africa.
  • Cowry shell clusters from East Timor.
  • Solid brass cowry shell pendant.
  • Antique decorative glass beading from Nepal.
  • Wooden and glass beading on knotted hemp with an adjustable brass chain.
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Art is in the eye of the beholder.

Clever and compelling digital collage of nudes by internationally renowned Sydney based studio Electric Art.

The Andy Warhol Rejection Letter

I just love the postscript at the bottom of the correspondence:

“P.S. The drawing may be picked up from the Museum at your convenience.”

‘Seek and You Shall Find’

Exclusive one-off piece of wearable art handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio, Australia.

Antique hand-blown glass apothecary medicine bottle, with rolled map of Paris, circa 1920′s.
Vintage enamel crucifix and vintage religious ‘Jesus’ icon from Rome.
Antique hand cast ‘bug’ beads from the Igbo Tribe of Nigeria, Africa.
Cowry shell clusters from East Timor.
Miniature glass and brass beading with knotted and waxed hemp detail.

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‘An Ode to Shoes’

Exclusive one-off piece of wearable art handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio.

Features:
Solid brass pistol pendat with antique ‘Shoes 307′ brass tag from London.
Miniature skull, hand caved from naturally shed deer antler.
Vintage brass crucifix from Rome, circa 1950′s.
Brass beading with knotted and waxed cotton detail, with kangaroo hide leather entwined brass chain.

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‘Rite of Passage’

Featuring an antique traditional brass Dorje ritual object from Tibet, with cowry shell clusters from East Timor, wooden, brass and miniature glass beading and brass chain entwined with kangaroo hide leather.

The word Dorje means Lord of Stones in Tibetan. It symbolizes the capacity to transform all experience into an experience of enlightened perspective. The dorje symbolizes the skillful means of transforming our ordinary experience to one that will propel us on our spiritual path. The dorje has five extraordinary characteristics. It is impenetrable, immovable, immutable, indivisible, and indestructible. The dorje is the indestructible weapon of the wrathful deities. It is the symbol of spiritual authority of the peaceful deities.

Guaranteed one-off piece of wearable art handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio, Australia.
AUD $399
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‘Mystic Ascent’

One-off piece of wearable art handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio, Australia. 

Features:
Antique Ethiopian leather talisman amulet scroll, Traditionally gifted to boys at birth to give protective properties, healing, and blessings – (this ancient tradition is no longer practiced in Ethiopian society today).
Antique barrel key from India.
Old silver alloy Indian coin pendants from Nepal dated 1966, 1972 and 1987.
Antique hand-cast brass ‘bug’ beads from the Igbo Tribe, Africa.
Old brass beads from the Baule Tribe, Ivory Coast, Africa.
Solid brass Buddha pendant from a Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Sliced cowry shells from East Timor and antique glass beads from Nepal.
Knotted and waxed hemp detail on an adjustable brass chain.

SOLD

She Lost Her Soul from Africa to India

Antique hand-cast brass African hair bead made by the Yoruba People of Nigeria.
Antique hand-cast braided brass bead from the Khond People of Africa.
Old keys from India, and sliced cowry shell clusters from East Timor.
Knotted and wrapped cotton, and hemp detail on an adjustable brass chain.
AUD$359

One-off design handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio, Australia. 

It’s Friday’s Gathering Mr Crusoe!

Oyster shell from Designers personal collection, found on Belongil Beach, Byron Bay, Australia.
Antique mala Yak bone prayer beads with copper inlay from Tibet.
Antiques keys, and an old coin from India dated 1982.
Miniature skull hand carved from naturally shed deer antler.
Antique hand cast ‘Bug’ beads from the Igbo Tribe of Africa.
Solid brass elephant pendant from a Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Sliced cowry shells from East Timor, knotted and wrapped cotton detail, and knotted kangaroo hide leather on an adjustable brass chain.
AUD $389

One-off design handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio, Australia. 

The Arc that Noah Built.

Miniature skull, hand carved from naturally shed deer antler.
Antique hand-cast brass ‘Bug’ beads from the Igbo Tribe of Africa.
Buffalo tooth from the United States.
Old Indian silver alloy coin pendant from Nepal dated 1987.
Antique key from India, and snake vertebrae from Nepal.
Solid brass elephant pendant from a Buddhist Temple in Thailand.
Cowry shell clusters from East Timor, and shell disk beads from Nepal.
Wooden and brass beading with knotted hemp detail and double brass chain.

SOLD
One-off design, handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio.

Marilyn Monroe, Beautiful and Nude.

I always gasp with excitement when I find an image of Marilyn like none other I’ve seen before. This image was taken in 1952 by Andre de Dienes, a photographer who in his career managed to capture some truly remarkable images of Marilyn… I believe this to be  one of the most natural, exquisite and vulnerable photographs I have seen of this incredible woman who has somehow managed to remain close to our hearts for decades after her passing.

The Enchantment of Amber

Featuring an antique perfume bottle from the Victorian era, with an old barrel key from India.
Antique handmade ‘Lost Wax’ method Ashanti beads from the Ivory Coast, Africa, with wooden, brass and miniature glass beading, knotted and waxed khaki cotton, and a leather entwined brass chain. AU $459.00

Ring-a-Ring-o-Rosary

Featuring a large antique crucifix from France with wooden inlay c1940′s, with two smaller crucifixes from Lourdes, and Italy. Indigo blue leather tassel with brass, wooden and miniature glass beading, on a triple brass chain. AU $399.00

Feather in a Bottle

Features:
Hand blown glass Apothecary medicine bottle c1920′s with small feather found in my garden, and a vintage newspaper stopper.
Antique hand-cast ‘Bug’ beads from the Igbo Tribe of Africa.
Old brass Baulue beads from the Ivory Coast, Africa.
Cowry shell clusters, brass and wooden beading, with knotted and waxed hemp detail.

AU $419.00

Siding with the Enemy

‘Siding with the Enemy’ is an emotive one-off piece honouring those men and women who fought for freedom in WWII.

Features:
Antique WWII German rifle cartridge made in 1936.
Old Indian coin pendants from, Nepal dated 1972 and 1986.
Antique key from India.
Snake vertebrae from Nepal.
Antique hand-cast brass ‘Bug’ bead from the Igbo Tribe, Africa.
Old brass Baulue beads from the Ivory Coast, Africa.
Solid brass Elephant pendant charm from a Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Knotted and wrapped cotton and leather detail, with brass beading, and a leather entwined brass chain.

AU $509.00

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art”. – Andy Warhol