As we travel the East Coast, it’s always Brisbane that greets us with a big smack of colour – and we love it! Concrete Jellyfish is a Brisbane based resin jewellery design studio exploring Australian identity through wearable art. If you’ve been looking for a way to wear coral or cockatoos on your ears this summer, we’ve found it – and it’s at Finders Keepers tomorrow!
Shared below is the story of this Queensland gem, and a day in the life of jewellery maker Rene Skelton.
Catch debut stallholder Concrete Jellyfish and their wearable art in Brisbane from 12pm Friday 9th November, where almost 200 stalls are taking over The Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds,
Tell us more about the story behind Concrete Jellyfish? Who makes the jewellery? Where is the business based? Is it a full-time gig?
Concrete Jellyfish is a Brisbane based resin design studio. I am the soul designer and maker – Rene Skelton – I work full-time from my home studio in Tarragindi, Qld. Everything is hand poured and hand crafted. I am heavily influenced by all things Australian flora and fauna and use my jewellery as a way of exploring my own identity – I think of my pieces as miniature sculptures that walk the streets.
Talk us through a typical day in the life of Concrete Jellyfish Do you work full time on your label or are their others on your team? Do you have a studio or do you work from home?
A typical Concrete Jellyfish day is busy. It’s full of making, designing, posting, emailing, photographing, small business-ing and everything in between. I love what I do and try and get as much into a day as humanly possible.
Tell us about your inspiration for creativity? Is there a Finders Keepers designer who you admire?
My inspiration for creativity is everywhere and everything; I surround myself by artworks, nature and people. I think there is so much beauty in the everyday that you don’t need to go far to feel inspired.