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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

boldfaced humanity.

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1# THE BLACKBOARD POST
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The lovely Jeni Oye from OyeModern launched my blackboard brooches about a week ago.

Boy-o-BOY what a stir they have caused.
They are priced at $120.00 each. Some people really REALLY don't like this.

Being a maker and having your work out in the 'real world', you have to take what ever comes your way, but really, I had to laugh at the some of the comments that have been made, not just on the Oyemoden website, but also on another blog.

here are a few of the best comments (the good, the bad, and the down right hilarious):

e:
Yeah, but you get a piece of chalk with it!
People that buy this should also get a psychological examination.

Kipper Millsap wrote:
LOVE! As a male brooch fanatic these are an easy win in my book. And as a retail salesman who moves a lot of unique jewelry, the price is super reasonable. Not everything can be purchased at Wal-Mart, folks. Special items come with a higher price tag, as they should.

Matt:
Cute idea, but WAY too expensive, especially considering it’s just blackboard paint and not the real thing (says the product description on the linked page.)

Carl wrote:
love em but too expensive--there are certain things where short runs prevent practical applications and this is one of them. I'd love to order them for a wedding but they are waaaaaayyy out of the budget.

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2# THE 'WHAT DO PEOPLE REALLY THINK OF CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY?' POST
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quirky, fun, unique.

do I need to say any more.

YIKES!!!

This pretty much leads on from the last post. Some people just don't get it.

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3# THE RE:PRODUCTION POST
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re:production

41 artists. 205 images. 12 hour install. 654 dill holes. 25 broken drill bits.
1 perfect install partner.

I didn't quite make it to my magic number (100).
Which in some ways is a blessing, as it pretty much would have doubled the stats above.
Unfortunately, it does not look as spectacular as I would have hoped.
But still, you know what? not a bad effort I think.


I will be putting up all the images and caption details, on the blog in the next few weeks.

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4# THE 'NEW GAFFA RETAIL STORE' POST
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Last week we opened the retail store at gaffa.
It is not quite finished yet, a bit more stock and a few finishing touches are still needed.
Come on down and have a gander and a chat.
www.gaffa.com.au

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5# THE 'I"M HEADING TO NZ' POST
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As a birthday present to myself, I purchased some very cheap flights to Auckland, NZ.

2 more sleeps and i'll be hanging out with all of Aucklands finest jewellery nerds.

I CAN'T WAIT.


7 comments:

義珊 said...

成功等於目前,其他都是這句話的註解。........................................

Isabella Golightly said...

I just put a post at Swiss-Miss - I love the blackboard brooch and I WANT one! I'm working back in town very soon & I will be popping in to see you also very very soon!

王周宏儒 said...

Constant dripping wears away the stone. 滴水穿石!加油!..................................................

林書豪 said...

人因夢想而偉大,要堅持自己的理想哦......................................................................

Nina Baker said...

hi zoe, your brooches are unreal, those comments were definatly made by giant doofuses. Some people just dont get it! so true, so very true. Reminds me of some fleeting thoughts i had about jewellery exhibitions in public spaces/ tactile exhibitions/ (this is a strange thought) getting news presenters and tv people to sport brooches. just thoughts...for now.

偉倫 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債....................................................................

啟均 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

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