Soulful Vintage Jewellery with a Cause
It is no wonder I am in love with the work of maker and friend Di Fitzpatrick. She is a kindred spirit in her love and usage of soulful vintage items.
Di Fitzpatrick has been making jewellery for my shop since late 2010. Her bracelets dazzle, her earrings sparkle, and within each piece is a hidden story. She adds vintage and antique buttons, crystals, glass or pearls to as many pieces as she can. When you slide that bracelet on to your wrist you can not help but wonder where each element was found and what previous life it may have led.
Di’s jewellery has always flown off the shelves in my shop and for more than one reason. Not only are they absolutely stunning but partnering with Blake & Taylor we donate the dollars back to the RSPCA. Over this time we have sold more than 1,500 pieces and donated thousands to this fantastic charity providing care and protection for our beloved animal friends. Our customers are so grateful for the opportunity to give back in this way.
Di and I share this love of animals and this collaboration is one I am most proud to be a part of. I am so glad that we are able to do this together to help support animal welfare. I am hopeful we will be able to continue this for a lot longer.
Even though she now has failing eyesight Di still continues to make fantastic pieces. Her dedication and creativity astound me each time another batch of handmade beauties are ready for me to collect for the shop.
If you would like to purchase one of Di’s jewelled artworks and support an animal in need visit us at our Brisbane store or send me a note for more details.