Top menu

Tag Archives | ceramic jewellery

The Japanese Festival of Broken Needles Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle

Celebrating The Festival of the Broken Needle

Like most makers my creative muse calls to be expressed in many ways and sewing, quilting and needlework are some of my favourite outlets. So when I read my Opendrawer email about celebrating Hari-Kuyo, the 400 year old Japanese Festival of Broken Needles my heart took a little leap of delight. It is a festival to […]

Continue Reading
How I find creative satisfaction with my designs becoming other people's stories

When Size Matters

My intension is to make beautiful things that people want to wear. Now I know this sounds rather straight forward but it does have a significant impact on my work, on my design process. One of the things I love the most about having a creative business is how my work becomes stories in other […]

Continue Reading
Find us at the Tasmanian Craft Fair at Deloraine

Finding Creatively Belle at the Tasmanian Craft Fair

It’s no secret that I’m thrilled to be part of the 2016 Tasmanian Craft Fair and it is the perfect excuse for me to go to beautiful Tasmania every year. This will be my 7th year exhibiting at the TCF and for the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the Rotary […]

Continue Reading
Belinda in her adventure shoes at Arthur River

When Tasmania Calls in Your Dreams

As I start focusing on making sure I have enough stock for two x four day shows in Tasmania I find this beautiful island is calling me in my dreams, again. I’ve been to Tasmania 10 times now, attending the Tasmanian Craft Fair for six years in Deloraine and this year I’ll be exhibiting at […]

Continue Reading
Ceramic necklaces and brooches by Creatively Belle at The Rocks Markets

Should Artists Discount Their Work?

Making your living selling your own creations at market teaches you a lot of things, especially about people and how they perceive value. I have the whole world visit my jewellery stall at The Rocks Markets and I love the diversity and similarity between us all. Kids across the nations and cultures are all pretty […]

Continue Reading
New designs take time

Drawing on Your Inner Discipline to Nurture Creativity

I was talking with a customer on the weekend at market about being fully self employed with my creative business and while she was surprised she also said with a touch of envy “imagine being able to do what you want, whenever you want, everyday” and I had to laugh to myself. Anyone making their […]

Continue Reading
Della the Platypus having a good scratch

Taking off for Tasmania

My love for Tasmania is well known and I happily take the gentle ribbing I get from friends and family for my bubbly enthusiasm for the place. So they all had to put up with my child like excitement when the news came through on Thursday that I’ve been accepted into both the Tasmanian Craft […]

Continue Reading
Pop with this red ceramic bird necklace

How to be Creative with Collaborations to Grow Your Business

For small business like Creatively Belle, the budget for advertising is very tiny as I simply don’t have the funds for things not to work. I also easily understand that getting my work out there is really important. So like many small business owners I’ve figured out that collaborations with other business owners can make a […]

Continue Reading
Artisan ceramic pendants for long chain necklaces

Learning About Loving Authencity

When I first started working in porcelain to make my ceramic jewellery I was stunned that some pieces would come out of the kiln with a curve in them when they had gone in flat and were sitting on a flat surface. I didn’t understand how that had happened and while I was told it […]

Continue Reading

Site design and development by Crimson Pear