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Necklace
Necklace
Symbolic Bead Pendant
$ 25.00
Necklace
Symbolic Bead Pendant
These casual bead pendants are a lovely casual piece to wear with jeans and a tshirt
$ 25.00
Pendants
Pendants
SOLD
$ 99.99
Pendants
SOLD
These beautiful individual pendants are made for everyday wear. They go with just about everything, and are extremely light and comfortable to wear
$ 99.99
Earrings
Earrings
sets
$ 25.00
Earrings
sets
This black and red set is simply the best. It is extremely light and made with gol,d sterling silver ear hooks for comfort through the day.
$ 25.00
Brooches
Brooches
$ 99.99
Brooches
These beautiful hand made brooches are held with magnetic clips so they wont damage clothing and are designed to hold a scarf in place or just wear as a brooche
$ 99.99
Rings
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Rings
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$ 0.00
Made for a 50th
Made for a 50th
$ P.O.A
Made for a 50th
This pendant was made for a client who wanted something special for his daughters 50th and because she live on the coast it was inspired by the Indian ocean colours
$ P.O.A
Made for a 21st
Made for a 21st
$ P.O.A
Made for a 21st
This one was made for a 21st birthday present the client criteria was her daughter loves blue
$ P.O.A
Basic polymer  clay
Basic polymer  clay
from Element
$ P.O.A
Basic polymer  clay
from Element
Learn basic skills while having a great day making funky pieces that you can give away as presents and really impress your family and friends
$ P.O.A
School Workshop
School Workshop
$ P.O.A
School Workshop
This workshop ran over 2 days and the students all made their own symbolic bead pendant
$ P.O.A
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What our customers think
More than happy with my order, the brooch was a one of a kind, I bought for myself and I love it. I wear it all the time and everyone comments on it.
Sue Bought a polymer brooch with ochre and gold
Happy wife and daughters
In December 2017 I had a customer come in to buy a necklace for his wife, he was so happy with the gold necklace, he came back the next week and bought 3 more 1 for each daughter and asked me to make his wife a pair of gold nugget earrings to match her necklace.

The Desert Designs name came about by chance,

in 2012  we moved to a more remote area of Western Australia,  we had been living in a rural wheat belt town in WA since 1997.

My partner and I bought a post office in 2012 in Mount Magnet WA which is a town 7 hours from Perth and about 4 hours from the coast pretty well straight inland from Geraldton,

a fairly arid town on the edge of the desert.  I love the flora and fauna of the Australian bush and that is where my inspirations for jewellery and painting come from.

I have won two 1st prize art awards since 2012 one for a water colour and pastel painting at the Boyup Brook Arts Festival and the second one last year for jewellery at the Dalwallinu Arts Festival.

I have been painting and producing pottery and ceramic pieces for more than 30 years, and during that time I have taught classes in painting and ceramics,

I ventured into jewellery making purely by accident,  in 2014 the artist group in Mount Magnet received a grant to hold a workshop for bead making with polymer clay, it was a 

3 day workshop and the tutor was Debbie Crothers, I couldn't have planned a better introduction to working with polymer clay,

I loved it from the minute I started working with it, and Deb is just so inspiring. 

I found that the liquid clay allowed me to vurtually paint with clay, I started producing pieces inspired by my surroundings and in corparating ochre locally found gold nuggets and freshwater pearls into my

pieces, demand has been growing so I registered the Desert Designs name in 2017 and have started an online shop.

A lot of the jewellery I make is commissioned for individual customers who want me to make something special for them to give as a gift.

Every piece is individually unique and entirely hand made by me. 

 

Jade