Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sydney's NEXT ROMANCE is a jewel from Melbourne xo

It's been a few years in the making and the time has come.

I'm so proud that my designs and ideas have been so well received (and tweeked) by Melbourne locals and international visitors that I'm finally braving the big smoke...
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NEXT ROMANCE JEWELS is making it's Sydney debut with the lovely FINDERS KEEPERS MARKET next weekend.

Fri 9th DEC 6pm-10pm
Sat 10th DEC 10am - 6pm
Sun 11th DEC 10am - 5pm
2016.
at the Australian Technology Park, Locomotive Workshop, Henderson road, Eveleigh.

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Please note my last online orders (to make final xmas post)

LAST XMAS ORDERS SAT 17 DEC for final POST WED 21st - FREE EXPRESS POST

www.nextromance.com.au

http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/next-romance.html

Please support these amazing stockists who support Australian designed & made all year long.... SEE stockists




Friday, 4 November 2016

Christmas Catch-ups with Next Romance!


Summer is for getting out and about with friends
movies under the stars
christmas catch-ups
dinners out with friends and colleagues!

Next Romance jewellery
has some gorgeous and colourful art jewellery
that is sure to get compliments from the girls
and a great conversation starter.



Upcoming Melbourne XMAS GIFT Markets...







Vicki Leigh is a contemporary artist and jeweller based in Melbourne, Australia. 
Her designs are inspired by vibrant Melbourne cultures, boho mandala and watercolour feather earrings and Fed Square-esque, architecture inspired, triangle art pendants.

As a devotee of the “Melbourne uniform”, black, Vicki discovered a love for adding colour through her jewellery. The polyresin technique she’s developed allows her to use illustration and graphic design to explore alternative jewellery designs and colour combinations, resulting in unique and bold, feminine illustrated art jewellery.



~ UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN-MADE ART JEWELLERY ~
www.nextromance.com.au

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Monday, 31 October 2016

POPPY PROJECT | REMEMBERANCE DAY NOV 11


REMEMBERANCE DAY 
HANDCRAFTED POPPY BROOCHES
~ Friday November 11, 2016 ~
Vicki Leigh's Poppy Project is a range of beautiful handcrafted coral polymer brooches and earrings that commemorate the centenary of ANZAC. All profits from ANZAC DAY & Rememberance (April /November) are donated to the LEGACY APPEAL. 
Legacy is an Australian organisation, established in 1923 by ex-servicemen.[1] The organisation has the aim of caring for the dependents of deceased Australian service men and women. The dependants of World War IWorld War II, the Korean WarMalayan emergency and Vietnam War deceased are cared for. In addition the peacekeeping operations in East Timor, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have provided ongoing work for Legacy. Finally, any death which is deemed service-related is attended to by Legacy. [wikipedia]
The Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018 is an important period of Australia’s national commemoration. Marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War, the Anzac Centenary is a time to honour the service and sacrifice of our original ANZACs, and the generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms, in wars, conflicts and peace operations throughout a Century of Service. [http://www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/]

HANDCRAFTED IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
MADE TO ORDER XO
FREE EXPRESS POSTAGE ON AUSTRALIA-WIDE ORDERS OVER $80

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Spring Fling with Next Romance!



Spring is about getting out and about and catching up with friends, going to the races, grand final bbq, movies under the stars and dinners out!

Next Romance jewellery has some gorgeous and colourful art jewellery that is sure to get compliments from the girls and a great conversation starter.



Upcoming Melbourne Markets...


Vicki Leigh is a contemporary artist and jeweller based in Melbourne, Australia. 
Her designs are inspired by vibrant Melbourne cultures, boho mandala and watercolour feather earrings and Fed Square-esque, architecture inspired, triangle art pendants.

As a devotee of the “Melbourne uniform”, black, Vicki discovered a love for adding colour through her jewellery. The polyresin technique she’s developed allows her to use illustration and graphic design to explore alternative jewellery designs and colour combinations, resulting in unique and bold, feminine illustrated art jewellery.


#melbourne #australianjeweller #artistmarket #artdesignmarkets #melbournemarkets #craftvictoria #uniquejewellery #australianmade #madeinmelbourne #one-of-a-kind #wearable-art #colour #colourful #nextromance #vickileighjewellery #visitvictoria #sundaystyleloves #stylist #pressrelease #fashion #msfw #contemporaryjewellery

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Big Dreams, Small Details.


August has been a big month for me, with back-to-back Finders Keepers Markets, Melbourne & Adelaide, and rebuilding a smaller version of my market popup so it could fit into 2 large suitcases. I can believe it actually happened..... 99.9% determination.

The Dreamcatcher was displayed late July at the Melbourne FK market and I got some great feedback from there. It then got installed into the window at Kelli Vizzari's new pop-up store, The Make-It Collective, in High Street Northcote (Melbourne).

I was originally invited to be part of the pop-up store to sell jewellery. When I chatted to Kelli she was so flexible and encouraging about the idea of having my giant dreamcatcher in the window.
So I submitted my pitch to Craft Victoria and my idea was accepted.

It's currently up in the window on High Street until 31st August, and lit up at night too which is just gorgeous.
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Big Dreams, Small Details is a large conceptual dreamcatcher showcasing a range of my (Vicki Leigh’s) polyresin art jewellery. Created for the Craft Cubed Festival’s theme “It’s in the detail” it is a reminder to be grateful for the details in each day while persuing the path of your dreams. 

For me, making small jewellery pieces, day-to-day, as perfect and unique as possible to persue my dream of being a successful artist /jeweller. xo

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As part of the Dreamcatcher theme I've created a new range of beautiful Watercolour feather art pendants and earrings. Now available online and at The Make-it Collective store.

www.nextromance.com.au


#craftcubed2016 #craftvictoria #itsinthedetail #nextromance #vickileighjewellery #visitvictoria


Saturday, 21 May 2016

Purple. Teal . Love.


Purple. Teal . Love.





Find me every second SUNDAY at

THE ROSE STREET ARTIST MARKET, FITZROY

has welcomed Next Romance Jewels into their frey again this year.
A space where you can find unique, handmade products by local artists.
May 22ndJune 5th, 19thJuly (3rd at FED SQ) 17th, 31stAug 14th, 28th
also FED SQUARE MELBOURNE WINTER MARKET coming up 3rd July

and the fabulous Melbourne Finders Keepers Market
Fri 22nd / Sat 23rd / Sun 24th July 2016
so keep an eye on my popup and stockists page at:

www.nextromance.com.au





Wednesday, 13 January 2016

RAG TRADE & RECYCLE MARKET, RICHMOND

Last Sunday I had a pop-up SALE stall at the Gleadell Street, RAG TRADE & RECYCLE MARKET, in Richmond. The sun blessed us with about 30oC and those without gazebo's were a bit toasty. Luckily that gorgeous breeze gave some relief.

The foot traffic was great with locals out for brunch and those on their way to the gym or park with their pooches... (everyone on holidays in Sorrento...YOU MISSED OUT BIG TIME!).

The recyclers & local designers with popups were happy to have great caf├ęs (ie; COFFEE) and ATMs near by too.

I showed my 'Next Romance' popup shop stall with (Handmade in Richmond) Sample and Sale jewellery pieces as well as some recycle fashion, including good quality designer label pieces; Alannah Hill, Sass & Bide, Country Road, Witchery, etc.

Some of my #NEXTROMANCE instagram friends came to buy sale stock and many passers-by were excited to see this kind of market and were asking when it's back again.

Thanks to the crew that organised a great quality fashion recycle market for locals and one that I think, given the great public transport access, will bring others into our hood to catch a bargain.


As for me...
I purchased a gorgeous MARC by MARC JACOBS leather handbag and an adorable little black dress and have my eye on a locally designed Skateboard deck for my son (amongst other possible purchases I had to resist). GREAT MARKET, LOVED IT!