Galaxy Beads

Cecilia Ajayi is an incredible designer who works with seed beads to create out of this world textiles; the type of textiles that makes you stop in your tracks to look closer, as two waitresses in Palm Vaults did where I interviewed her. Cecilia has a background in knitwear and business as well as a masters degree from Brighton University.  Out…

Only One Exists

Arpana Rayamajhi is a New York based jewellery designer born in Kathmandu. I’ve been following her on Instagram for some time and find her pictures eye-catching and inspiring. “Arpana brings her Nepali heritage and craftsmanship to each of her pieces. Each piece is handmade and one of a kind.”  How did you get into jewellery making? I…

Myriad of Textiles

“Liz Payne is an artist living and working in the inner west of Sydney, Australia. Exploring the combination of what is ‘art’ and ‘craft’ in her work whilst creating a style that is uniquely distinctive, her work breaks free from the mould. Combining paint with a variety of thread and a multitude of beads and sequins, vibrant works of…

Pins and Needles

I became familiar with Ran’s work a few weeks ago when I saw one of her pieces displayed at Opera Gallery on Bond Street. I walked into the gallery not really knowing what to expect. I noticed a really detailed display of what I initially thought were beads and other embellishments but as I walked…

Hands of Indigo

  “Hands of Indigo is an accessories label designed by Brazilian artist Yanna Soares with an aesthetic that traces the line between contemporary embroidery and classic mosaics. Featuring patterns inspired by Brazilian Modernism, each one incorporates up to 11,000 beads, making use of traditional techniques and minimising the use of machinery in the production. It can…