Thursday, February 3, 2011

Victoria Mason Jewellery - Truly Original

beautiful & original, handmade by victoria mason

the bodgy, crappy copy made in bulk by god knows who
An unexpected joy of owning Galerie Montmartre is the tons of creative and inspiring business women I have met. Shopgirls rule in Fitzroy, we work hard and play even harder! I have been so fortunate to be part of a 'network' (gaggle, more like it!) of gorgeous women who, when our schedules allow, get together for food, drinks and chats....and funnily enough, business talk is the last thing on our agenda.

One of the great talents amongst us is jeweller, Victoria Mason. I love her adorable, quirky jewellery and passion for her craft. I sit on her website and smile at her cleverness. And obviously I am not the only one who finds her pieces enjoyable, because she has been ripped off with a less-than copy of her measuring tape necklace. I'm not quite sure how these people sleep at night, stealing the ideas of others with meagre offerings of shoddy quality items - they haven't been the ones dreaming up the whimsy, sketching, developing an idea and creating. They simply peruse websites and take from the blood, sweat and tears of others.

Well, bugger that ASOS, you have been sprung; I think you are pathetic.

Please visit lovely Victoria's site and see what a real talent produces to make us look even cuter(!)...there might be something very special that you could buy to show your support.

(BTW, Vic has no idea I have put this little post together.)

* And to another lovely creative, Crayon Chick, thanks for the mention in your blog recently. x


Virginia from Blue Fruit said...

I didn't know of her work, but it is absolutely stunning. And isn't it wonderful to purchase locally made designs? They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

well that totally sucks the big one - hate that sort of stuff going on!

the origianl is definitely the best!!

hope all things a good with you darl xxx