Exhibition Opening: 5:30pm - 7:30pm 30 August 2013
Exhibition: 31 August 2013 - 14 September 2013


Celebrate the largest collection of men’s pendants in Melbourne created by the best local jewellers, designers and artisans. Each piece is lovingly created by hand in Australia and is priced under $250. The exhibition features pendants made from: precious metals, leather, cast bronze, porcelain, wood and recycled materials. These limited edition pendants are sure to inspire the modern Melbourne male into enhancing their wardrobe and celebrate hand crafted jewellery for men. Participating artisans will include:  – Justine Austen – Melissa Baldock – Anatasia Grace Birbas – Shelley Buttle – Jodie Cambrey – Fairina Cheng – Beth Croce – Silver Cyanide – Patricia Dennis – Love Your Work Design – Youssef Tayeb Design – Zac Frankel – Janty Fry – Jessica Helen – David Innocente – Steve Jacobson – Frances Rose Jewellery – Ginkoh Jewellery – Windfall Jewellery – Chloe McColl – Sunggee Min – Kath O’Neill – Felicity Smith  

THE WORK

Rectangle, Halved, Reflected, Black by Anastasia Grace Birbas

$250 Sterling Silver The triangle is an intriguing shape and the basis of much of my professional practice. Thinking in shapes is something that comes naturally, I express this in the art I construct.        

Muzzle by Steve Jacobson

$250 Stainless Steel and Mild Steel Blackened I’m inspired by minimal and mechanical design. Geometry and mathematics form the basis for my designs. The mechanical nature of the manufacturing process is reflected in my work. Materials I use come from industrial sources, stainless steel, steel, acetal, acrylics and titanium as well as the usual jewellery materials.  

Rectangle, Halved, Reflected, White by Anastasia Grace Birbas

$250 Sterling Silver The triangle is an intriguing shape and the basis of much of my professional practice. Thinking in shapes is something that comes naturally, I express this in the art I construct.      

Growth Happens by Steve Jacobson

$250 Stainless Steel and Mild Steel Blackened I’m inspired by minimal and mechanical design. Geometry and mathematics form the basis for my designs. The mechanical nature of the manufacturing process is reflected in my work. Materials I use come from industrial sources, stainless steel, steel, acetal, acrylics and titanium as well as the usual jewellery materials.  

Rectangle, Halved, Reflected, Reflected by Anastasia Grace Birbas

$250 Sterling Silver The triangle is an intriguing shape and the basis of much of my professional practice. Thinking in shapes is something that comes naturally, I express this in the art I construct.      

Keep An Eye Out by Steve Jacobson

$250 Stainless Steel and Mild Steel Blackened I’m inspired by minimal and mechanical design. Geometry and mathematics form the basis for my designs. The mechanical nature of the manufacturing process is reflected in my work. Materials I use come from industrial sources, stainless steel, steel, acetal, acrylics and titanium as well as the usual jewellery materials.    

The Dark Knight by Patricia Denis

$245 Scrimshaw: ink and wax on (beef) bone Science, natural history, technology and the environment inspire and inform much of Patricia’s output. Patricia’s artwork showcases her eye for detail and skill on an incredibly small scale, including life sized works of small animals.  

Banana Split by Jodie Cambrey

$242 Sterling Silver I find inspiration in simple everyday things or objects that I am fond of. This solid banana is exposed, half peeled, and oxidised around the bottom, forming darker patches that a banana skin really has.      

Roman Warrior by Shelley Buttle

$240 Sterling Silver Shelley’s work is focused on making the connections between rustic raw shapes and forms, while using detailed imprints that create depth & character with each piece telling its own story.      

Gangster Gun by Silver Cyanide

$240 Sterling Silver At Silver Cyanide they have a passion for all things Rockabilly, Retro or Vintage.The range was born form a lifetime of exposure to rockabilly, retro and vintage events and collections. With that passion they have designed and created a range of jewellery for Dames, Dolls and Guys. The range features old school rings, tikis, pistols, shifters and anchors.    

Venus by Shelley Buttle

$240 Sterling Silver Shelley’s work is focused on making the connections between rustic raw shapes and forms, while using detailed imprints that create depth & character with each piece telling its own story.      

No Cash Value by Shelley Buttle

$240 Sterling Silver Shelley’s work is focused on making the connections between rustic raw shapes and forms, while using detailed imprints that create depth & character with each piece telling its own story.    

 

Horse Shoe by Ginkoh Jewellery

$235 Sterling Silver Ginkoh Jewellery and designs are all lovingly produced on the south coast of Victoria. Entirely handmade pieces constructed, cast or recycled, sanded and buffed from conception to completion. With absolute care and attention being given at each step of the creative process. Forged pieces of wearable art that are fun, quirky, stylish and unique to express your desire to be different and daring in the way you accessorise.  

Pierced Tree by Melissa Baldock

$230 Sterling Silver I work predominantly in sterling silver for the way it catches the light and makes for an impressive contrast of dark and light in shadow. Tiny silhouettes from nature are found in many of my designs. The images change and evolve to nurture the aesthetics as each piece is in creation to form a unique, one-off piece. My style is delicate, elegant and strong. I usually look to the natural environment for my inspiration which I see as an unlimited source of natural beauty and ideas.  

Inner Ear by Beth Croce

$220 Sterling Silver Beth Croce is a Johns Hopkins (USA) trained, certified medical artist whose 18 years as a biomedical illustrator has inspired the Bioperspective line of jewellery. Her art jewellery is informed by her award-winning professional illustration work and takes anatomically accurate jewellery to a new level.      

Wide V by Emily Becher

$220 Sterling Silver Her work investigates the playful nature of interacting with moving elements, the sparkle of light reflecting from surfaces and the base characteristics of surface texture that allow one to visually and physically engage with ones choice of embellishment.    

Square Light by Sunggee Min

$198 Sterling Silver Sunggee draws inspiration for his contemporary jewellery collection from his everyday experiences. He enjoys exploring local parks and the streets of Northern Melbourne and collecting natural and man-made objects that appear meaningful to him. Sunggee crafts impressions of these found objects to make wearable jewellery. With an academic background in philosophy, Sunggee’s inclination towards introspection and abstract thought allows for a unique, deeply conscious collection to be constructed.  

Outback Vaquero (8 point single) by Kath O’Neill

$198 Sterling Silver Kathleen’s pieces are organic yet graphic, using a monochromatic palette with subtle colour contrasts. Light skims across the surface of the metals with brush finishes contrasting playfully with hard, shiny burnished edges. Mechanical implements and gentle reference to old and forgotten foundry crafts inform the work, which harbour a slightly comical slant.  

Round Swivel Light by Sunggee Min

$198 Sterling Silver Sunggee draws inspiration for his contemporary jewellery collection from his everyday experiences. He enjoys exploring local parks and the streets of Northern Melbourne and collecting natural and man-made objects that appear meaningful to him. Sunggee crafts impressions of these found objects to make wearable jewellery. With an academic background in philosophy, Sunggee’s inclination towards introspection and abstract thought allows for a unique, deeply conscious collection to be constructed.  

Outback Vaquero (8 point double) by Kath O’Neill

$198 Sterling Silver Kathleen’s pieces are organic yet graphic, using a monochromatic palette with subtle colour contrasts. Light skims across the surface of the metals with brush finishes contrasting playfully with hard, shiny burnished edges. Mechanical implements and gentle reference to old and forgotten foundry crafts inform the work, which harbour a slightly comical slant.  

Outback Vaquero (18 point single) by Kath O’Neill

$198 Sterling Silver Kathleen’s pieces are organic yet graphic, using a monochromatic palette with subtle colour contrasts. Light skims across the surface of the metals with brush finishes contrasting playfully with hard, shiny burnished edges. Mechanical implements and gentle reference to old and forgotten foundry crafts inform the work, which harbour a slightly comical slant.  

Negative/Positive by Fairina Cheng

$195 Sterling Silver Fairina’s statement pendants were created using computer aided design. The original models were printed in wax on a rapid prototyping machine and cast in molten silver. While seemingly precise, each design is the result of experimentation, guesswork and a sprinkling of luck.    

Curse of the Billy Goat by Windfall Jewellery

$190 Sterling Silver Windfall is the lovechild of Melbourne based designer Lani Williams and a vivid imagination. What started out as a creative expression has evolved into refined collection of edgy yet sophisticated jewellery. Windfall is an amalgamation of all things street, rock n roll and class.          

X Marks the Spot by Frances Rose Jewellery

$190 Sterling Silver Inspired initially by the sartorial splendour of the Old West Digging for Gold is essentially a range designed for men, but appeals to both men and women alike. With the range encompassing daggers, horse-shoes and gold bullion to pistol, pickaxes and bullets, Amy has drawn on the gun slinging, whiskey drinking, foul mouthed (but impeccably dressed!) characters of the Old West to create each piece.  

Oxidised Negative/Positive by Fairina Cheng

$190 Sterling Silver Fairina’s statement pendants were created using computer aided design. The original models were printed in wax on a rapid prototyping machine and cast in molten silver. While seemingly precise, each design is the result of experimentation, guesswork and a sprinkling of luck.    

Wishbone by Windfall Jewellery

$180 Sterling Silver Windfall is the lovechild of Melbourne based designer Lani Williams and a vivid imagination. What started out as a creative expression has evolved into refined collection of edgy yet sophisticated jewellery. Windfall is an amalgamation of all things street, rock n roll and class.            

Medieval Crest by Ideer by Zvia

$180 Sterling Silver God, the original designer and creator, has surrounded us with a world filled with natural beauty and wonder. I have been an artist and creator from an early age. I draw inspiration from all that surrounds me: people, the ocean and different cultures. Two central motifs of my creative process and designs are nature and love. I currently focus on combining materials and techniques, utilizing both precious and non-precious materials, allowing for nature to both be represented and reshaped into wearable works of art.  

Solo Bone by Windfall Jewellery

$180 Sterling Silver Windfall is the lovechild of Melbourne based designer Lani Williams and a vivid imagination. What started out as a creative expression has evolved into refined collection of edgy yet sophisticated jewellery. Windfall is an amalgamation of all things street, rock n roll and class.    

Vertebra by Beth Croce

$180 Sterling Silver Beth Croce is a Johns Hopkins (USA) trained, certified medical artist whose 18 years as a biomedical illustrator has inspired the Bioperspective line of jewellery. Her art jewellery is informed by her award-winning professional illustration work and takes anatomically accurate jewellery to a new level.      

Structure I by Zachary Frankel

$180 Sterling Silver My jewellery is largely sculptural, I like things with form and texture. I also like to put a little bit of humour into the objects, I prefer jewellery that doesn’t take itself too seriously. I mainly work with silver because of its lustre and the way silver changes with age and the wearer. I guess I am intrigued by the way that jewellery interacts with the owner/wearer after it has left my hands, that it takes on another life and could become anything from an heirloom, to discarded.    

Pancreas by Beth Croce

$180 Sterling Silver Beth Croce is a Johns Hopkins (USA) trained, certified medical artist whose 18 years as a biomedical illustrator has inspired the Bioperspective line of jewellery. Her art jewellery is informed by her award-winning professional illustration work and takes anatomically accurate jewellery to a new level.    

Skull and Crossed Bone by Justine Austen

$176 Sterling Silver Working as a contemporary jeweller and miniature sculpture artist Justine creates exhibition pieces, commissions and a number of limited production ranges sold through various galleries nationally. Balancing somewhere between fine art and kitsch Justine’s creations seem quirky, play-full, absurd and offbeat. The transformation of somewhat random objects and materials into new works dictates the technique, depending on the piece and the envisioned outcome. Her style is graphic, using a simple and strong visual, icongraphic language that she has developed drawing on historical and modern elements and references.  

Cracked Rectangle by Chloe McColl

$175 Found Porcelain and Sterling Silver The found pieces of porcelain portray the strength and perpetual movement of the ocean; the man made has succumb to the effects of nature. Her jewellery reclaims this man made essence but at the same time does not seek to forget their journey. The weathered shape of the porcelain dictates the form and contours of each piece. Chloe understands her task as simply staying true to this history and creating a space in which it can be recognized and celebrated. She believes the pieces speak for themselves.  

Shifter by Silver Cyanide

$175 Sterling Silver At Silver Cyanide they have a passion for all things Rockabilly, Retro or Vintage.The range was born form a lifetime of exposure to rockabilly, retro and vintage events and collections. With that passion they have designed and created a range of jewellery for Dames, Dolls and Guys. The range features old school rings, tikis, pistols, shifters and anchors.  

Black Leaf by Chloe McColl

$175 Found Porcelain and Sterling Silver The found pieces of porcelain portray the strength and perpetual movement of the ocean; the man made has succumb to the effects of nature. Her jewellery reclaims this man made essence but at the same time does not seek to forget their journey. The weathered shape of the porcelain dictates the form and contours of each piece. Chloe understands her task as simply staying true to this history and creating a space in which it can be recognized and celebrated. She believes the pieces speak for themselves.  

Pointed Pillar by Jessica Helen

$160 Sterling Silver My jewellery is based upon a fascination for geometry and structure. Geometric patterns create the foundations of my designs built by using a series of mathematical equations. I transpose the patterns over multiple layers to create wearable sculptures that manipulate light and space. embellishment is key to my practice and i often use gemstones and texture as a feature in my work.        

Triangle Pillar by Jessica Helen

$160 Sterling Silver My jewellery is based upon a fascination for geometry and structure. Geometric patterns create the foundations of my designs built by using a series of mathematical equations. I transpose the patterns over multiple layers to create wearable sculptures that manipulate light and space. embellishment is key to my practice and i often use gemstones and texture as a feature in my work.        

Diamond Pillar by Jessica Helen

$160 Sterling Silver My jewellery is based upon a fascination for geometry and structure. Geometric patterns create the foundations of my designs built by using a series of mathematical equations. I transpose the patterns over multiple layers to create wearable sculptures that manipulate light and space. embellishment is key to my practice and i often use gemstones and texture as a feature in my work.        

Wishbone (Brass) by Windfall Jewellery

$150 Brass Windfall is the lovechild of Melbourne based designer Lani Williams and a vivid imagination. What started out as a creative expression has evolved into refined collection of edgy yet sophisticated jewellery. Windfall is an amalgamation of all things street, rock n roll and class.  

 

       

 

 

Seven Two Zero by Youssef Tayeb

$150 Bronze Infused Stainless Steel As a freelance Industrial Designer by trade, these unique pieces draw on my expertise in the field of rapid product prototyping. Coupling digital modelling with additive manufacturing processes (3d printing) allowed me to produce intricate, geometrically driven forms, adapted to a wearable medium. Produced in limited edition runs and hand finished in a tiny studio, these pieces explore my relationship with design and craft, intent and outcome, the hand and the machine.  

Tiki by Silver Cyanide

$140 Sterling Silver At Silver Cyanide they have a passion for all things Rockabilly, Retro or Vintage.The range was born form a lifetime of exposure to rockabilly, retro and vintage events and collections. With that passion they have designed and created a range of jewellery for Dames, Dolls and Guys. The range features old school rings, tikis, pistols, shifters and anchors.      

Flat angles by Emily Becher

$135 Sterling Silver Her work investigates the playful nature of interacting with moving elements, the sparkle of light reflecting from surfaces and the base characteristics of surface texture that allow one to visually and physically engage with ones choice of embellishment.      

V by David Innocente

$130 Ebony, Sterling Silver and Stainless Steel XXXX        

I by David Innocente

$130 Ebony, Sterling Silver and Stainless Steel XXXX            

O by David Innocente

$130 Ebony, Sterling Silver and Stainless Steel XXXX        

Arrow by David Innocente

$130 Ebony, Sterling Silver and Stainless Steel XXXX          

Skull by Silver Cyanide

$125 Sterling Silver At Silver Cyanide they have a passion for all things Rockabilly, Retro or Vintage.The range was born form a lifetime of exposure to rockabilly, retro and vintage events and collections. With that passion they have designed and created a range of jewellery for Dames, Dolls and Guys. The range features old school rings, tikis, pistols, shifters and anchors.    

Loose Bones by Windfall Jewellery

$120 Sterling Silver Windfall is the lovechild of Melbourne based designer Lani Williams and a vivid imagination. What started out as a creative expression has evolved into refined collection of edgy yet sophisticated jewellery. Windfall is an amalgamation of all things street, rock n roll and class.    

Fob Watch with Jewel by Janty Fry

$130 Re-purposed Fob Watch Janty’s work explores the relationship between the world of traditional timepieces from a bygone era, and the exciting transformation of these exquisite pieces into a new artform, exposing the hidden beauty to create distinctive, elegant cufflinks, tie/lapel pins, and pendants.st.  

Loose Bones (Brass) by Windfall Jewellery

$120 Brass Windfall is the lovechild of Melbourne based designer Lani Williams and a vivid imagination. What started out as a creative expression has evolved into refined collection of edgy yet sophisticated jewellery. Windfall is an amalgamation of all things street, rock n roll and class.  

3BE3 Bee by Janty Fry

$100 Re-purposed Watch Movement Janty’s work explores the relationship between the world of traditional timepieces from a bygone era, and the exciting transformation of these exquisite pieces into a new artform, exposing the hidden beauty to create distinctive, elegant cufflinks, tie/lapel pins, and pendants.  

Twin Crystal by Janty Fry

$100 Re-purposed Watch Movement Janty’s work explores the relationship between the world of traditional timepieces from a bygone era, and the exciting transformation of these exquisite pieces into a new artform, exposing the hidden beauty to create distinctive, elegant cufflinks, tie/lapel pins, and pendants.  

Cushion Squared by Emily Becher

$95 Sterling Silver Her work investigates the playful nature of interacting with moving elements, the sparkle of light reflecting from surfaces and the base characteristics of surface texture that allow one to visually and physically engage with ones choice of embellishment.  

Cushion Squared (oxidised) by Emily Becher

$95 Sterling Silver Her work investigates the playful nature of interacting with moving elements, the sparkle of light reflecting from surfaces and the base characteristics of surface texture that allow one to visually and physically engage with ones choice of embellishment.  

Help by Felicity Smith

$90 Wire and Resin XXXX        

Charcoal Cube by Love Your Work Design

$79 Silver I draw inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s study of the Devine Solids, interpreted with our abstraction of the cube, obelisk and the prism. The resulting pieces are imperfect yet curious in form, yearned to be worn and played with.  

Charcoal Prism by Love Your Work Design

$79 Silver I draw inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s study of the Devine Solids, interpreted with our abstraction of the cube, obelisk and the prism. The resulting pieces are imperfect yet curious in form, yearned to be worn and played with.    

Antique Brass Obelisk by Love Your Work Design

$79 Antique Brass I draw inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s study of the Devine Solids, interpreted with our abstraction of the cube, obelisk and the prism. The resulting pieces are imperfect yet curious in form, yearned to be worn and played with.      

 

 

Charcoal Obelisk by Love Your Work Design

$79 Silver I draw inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s study of the Devine Solids, interpreted with our abstraction of the cube, obelisk and the prism. The resulting pieces are imperfect yet curious in form, yearned to be worn and played with.      

Antique Brass Cube by Love Your Work Design

$79 Antique Brass I draw inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s study of the Devine Solids, interpreted with our abstraction of the cube, obelisk and the prism. The resulting pieces are imperfect yet curious in form, yearned to be worn and played with.