ROCKINGHAM artist Kylie Marie is looking forward to being part of the 10th ‘Made on the Left’ handmade artisan markets this weekend at Fremantle.
Held at the Esplanade Hotel on Sunday, July 1 from 10am – 4pm the ‘Made on the Left’ markets return for their 10th year.
The market supports Western Australian creatives with a focus on nurturing up and coming artists.
Kylie will showcase her range of quirky and unique jewellery at the markets.
Her business, Lush Baubles was formed in 2010.
“I make jewellery using precious metal wires to incorporate vintage pieces with gemstones,” she said.
“I use a lot of found or items sourced from the internet – I have made a pair of ear-rings from World War II bullet casings.
“I have been collecting items for years.”
Her favourite item is an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ inspired piece that uses an antique fob watch with a small handmade book inside it and wired with gemstones.
She said the markets originated from a group of WA based Etsy sellers who wanted to get together to sell their wares.
“To be able to have a stall at the markets the items must be made and designed by you or designed by you and manufactured in WA,” she said.
“We are not for profit and we especially support upcoming artists.”
There will be more than 60 stalls at the market offering independently made art, design, fashion and home wares by WA artists.
It will be a chilled affair as buyers are free to wander through the markets at leisure with glass of wine in hand.
Tasty and hearty fare is available as the hotel’s bar and food facilities will be in full operation.
‘Made on the Left’ was formed in 2008 by five independent designers with the intention of supporting Western Australian creative talent.
For more information visit: http://www.madeontheleft.org.au