Handmade jewellery – made in Australia
Deja Vu represents a small group of Tasmanian artists who share a passion for making jewellery inspired by nature and/or from reclaimed materials.
Handmade Broken China Jewellery
Lanee’s broken china jewellery uses artefacts from another era – plates, cups, saucers etc. Each piece is an aesthetic fragment of textures, colours and patina, evoking nostalgia and anecdotes about our lives, culture or environment. Objects that have had a previous life can create interest and depth and carry memories of personal relationships as well as culture and place – one can imagine ‘their’ story and it is enhanced by the wear and patina that only time and use can impart. Each piece of broken china jewellery has been hand cut, and ground into shape. Some pieces are wrapped in copper foil tape and then edged with lead free, silver solder – the stained glass construction method pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Each piece of handmade jewellery is a one-off, which means it is unrepeatable – in some cases, however, it is possible to make something very similar. Scratches, marks from utensils and fine surface glaze crazing may be obvious in some pieces and are part of the history of the china.
Handmade Birds’ Nest Jewellery
Tasmanian bird photographer, Elaine, handcrafts bird nests using silver and bronzed plated wires, freshwater pearls and gemstones. Each pendant or earring nest is a handwoven and unique.
Handmade Fibre Brooches
In Sheep’s Clothing’s popular woollen flower brooches and needle-felted bird brooches are now also available from Deja Vu. These brooches are made using reclaimed and remnant fabrics and yarn. They are also available at Salamanca Market, Hobart.
Flat Rate Postage
We are cooperating together to provide a combined flat rate of postage per order – currently $10 per order within Australia, regardless of quantity.