From the studio

June 29, 2017

Hi there! Welcome to Love Fool's brand new and improved website. Firstly let me introduce myself.  I'm Mel, the sole owner/employee at Love Fool. All designs that you see here on my website are designed and handmade by me in my studio, which sits in my backyard in Christchurch, NZ.  I'm a bit of a tinkerer and I like to experiment with different materials and fabrication.  I am a full time mum to my spirited and creative daughters Cleo (9) and Bonnie (7). They are my main priority at this time of my life and I work Love Fool in around dropping them off to school, running them around to dancing, play dates etc.  You know, typical mum duties.  I also work part time for a jewellery wholesaler in Christchurch.  My husband and I also have a cabinetry business 'Parsons Green Furniture'.  That's mainly his gig, but I help where I can.

 

My studio is my happy place.  I love to go in there and nut out my new designs.  I usually listen to Podcasts while I'm working.  I love The Moth, Serial, The Queen Sesh and Low Tox Life.  I also enjoy listening to RNZ.  Music is a huge motivator. I recently bought some decent speakers for the studio and love turning the volume up and singing along to who ever I have chosen for the day.  I'm sure my neighbour's are thrilled at the hammering and jewellery making associated noises that come from the studio. Some days, especially after the rain I am lucky to be visited by Bell Birds who love the Holly tree right outside my studio, It's on these days that I keep it quiet and marvel at the serenity of the native bird call.

 

I hope you enjoy browsing my store - keep in touch, as i will be adding more pieces regularly and plan to blog each week with wee snippets from my life in the studio and tales from the work bench.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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