I love creating beautiful things with my own two hands, and of seeing my ideas come to life.

Violet Matters was created from my love of handcrafting. Self-taught, curious by nature, equal parts dreamer and optimist possessed with a joyful soul that likes to dream large and laugh loud.

I’m all about creating unique one-of-a-kind pieces and of allowing my creative spirit to fly wherever it wants.

I am largely self-taught and am never completely satisfied with my creations. I think that like many others my ideas often outweigh my skill – but I have discovered that the joy is in the doing, the experimenting, the learning, the trying and the perfecting and these things are made possible by my dogged determination.

I love to create unique jewellery pieces, particularly cameos and cabochons. Over the last year I have re-discovered my love of pottery and I am currently busy honing my skills to create my own clay pendants and creative hand-crafted clay works. I also love to knit and have created a range of unique ‘fuggly-snugglys’ – one-of-a-kind scarves and beanies that are so daggy they are totally cool.

I love experimenting with different wools to create something truly awesome. You’ll often see a lot of pom poms scattered amongst my works as I am currently addicted to them…. I know, kind of weird. I also like experimenting with creating my own felt from Australian Merino dyed wool, it’s somewhat labour intensive but the results are stunning. I’ve a goal to create a range of felt scarves and wraps.

You can purchase my creative works from my Etsy shops VioletMatters & CabochonsAustralia

For such a seemingly small and inconsequential 'thing', something that has been handmade seems to have more meaning & has the power to make you feel unique and special.

Once upon a time, another lifetime ago we lived in NSW and for a short time in outback QLD. Forget mass produced there often weren’t any viable shopping options for different original pieces of jewellery, accessories or unique one-of-a-kind handcrafted pottery or pretty bibs-and-bobs. Also, budgetary constraints often meant that things like jewellery or unique handcrafted wares were luxuries that we could ill afford. From all of this the seed for what has now become Violet Matters was planted.

Violet Matters Jewellery

Each of my jewellery collections is inspired by the things that I love and treasure and are reflections of my desire to make other people feel good about themselves. Each piece is made as if it is being made especially for my best friend or loved one. Each piece of jewellery is handmade from components sourced from around the world and I pride myself on utilising Fair Trade products where I can.

I make a variety of jewellery, but primary focus on cameos, cabochons and pendants. I also have a range of felt necklaces which are fantastic for year round versatility. I like working with stone, wood, felt, resin and clay. This year I have begun making my own clay pendants which will be available soon.

Violet Matters Knitting

I like the idea of taking a piece of wool and making it into something awesome that I can wear. This year I have begun adding handmade scarves and beanies to my creative repertoire. I have tentatively nicknamed them ‘fuggly-snugglys’ because some of them are so daggy as to be totally cool. I am about to revisit the long forgotten leg warmer – which I always thought was so fantastic (bring back the 80s please).

Violet Matters Pottery

Working the clay, taking it from a literal ‘blob’ and creating something unique is a true gift to the creative spirit. The limitless nature of clay is quite addictive, if I do say so myself. This year I am planning to add some select handmade clay items to Violet Matters.

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