Auckland Art and Craft Fair 2011

Tea Bangles

The Auckland Art & Craft Fair is a one of a kind, special event happening on Saturday 11th June 2011. Designed to showcase a selection of New Zealand best independent and contemporary Designers, Artists & Crafters selling their products direct to the public for one day only.

At the Fair you will find products with an emphasis on quality, craftsmanship, creativity and style. You can purchase direct from the seller, knowing that you are supporting our local talent and you will be taking home a special piece that has soul.

To see full range of artists and their interviews go to


Tea Bangles

Heart Pendants

Tea Broaches

Rekindle Stall

Rekindle Stall


Foxes Shop of Design and Wonderment

I am proud to be apart of the beautifull online shop that is Foxes created by the talented Jessica Whiting.

You will find all sorts of enchanting pieces of art and design including jewellery, clothing, homewares, stationary and gifts to suit any budget.

The full Rekindle range is now available including the High Tea Cake Stands.

All orders are shipped direct from myself any where in the world so everyone can enjoy a bit of Rekindle x

See the full range at

Tie me up….


YSL Cravate Necktie detail

Navy Chain Necktie closeup


The necktie (or tie) is a long piece of cloth worn for decorative purposes around the neck or shoulders, resting under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat. Variants include the bow tie, ascot tie, bolo tie, and the clip-on tie. The modern necktie, ascot, and bow tie are descended from the cravat. Neck ties are generally unsized, but may be available in a longer size. Men and boys wear neckties as part of regular office attire or formal wear. Neckties can also be worn as part of a uniform (e.g. military, school and waitstaff), whereas some choose to wear them as everyday clothing attire.


After finding some ‘oh so’ retro and funky ties at the charity shops, I thought they would make some interesting soft jewellery. 

So had a play with them and some sewing bits and pieces. 

Here is the result of my experiments and playfulness with second hand ties……

Dior Monsieur Tie CuffDior Monsieur Tie Cuff

Dior Monsieur Tie CuffDior Monsieur Necktie

Dior Monsieur Necktie


Tie knot cuffKnot Tie Cuff.

Knot Tie Cuff.

Navy Chain Necktie

YSL Cravate Necktie


YSL Cravate headbandYSL Cravate headband

Get Crafty!

All Saints Church holds a Craft Market every Saturday morning from 9am -1pm.

Come have a look at all the wonderful wares this Sat – 12 Feb and visit my stall!

Our aim is to promote excellence and become known for the standard and variety of crafts available. Only products handcrafted in New Zealand
Arts and crafts, jewellery, new clothing, creative recycling, gifts and souvenirs.

All Saints’ Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick

Back to work

Hello fellow artisians, readers alike

Well I feel its been way too long since anything was happening for Rekindle and so with a bit of news under my belt, why don’t we get started!

I’ve been on my big OE as we call it, travelling around UK, Europe, South Africa and a quick stint in the USA on the way home to New Zealand. I had an amazing time, experienced great place and meet some awesome people.  Well all the fun had to come to an end sometime, and so last November we landed in Auckland and have been settling into life here.  I’m in the process of finding myself a full time job ideally in a Gallery working as an assitant, so if you know of anything please let me know. 

Anyway Rekindle is still alive and growing.   I have been make more stock since being back, and always on the look out for gorgeous cups, I’m a bit sad to cut them up, but I know they are going to a new home! 

My current stockists are: – Can post all over NZ and internationally.  A growing NZ Design website selling the very best of what NZ designers and Artists have to offer.

Texan Art Schools – Ponsonby and Newmarket stores in Auckland, NZ.

Victorias – Gift shop. Picton Street, Howick, Auckland, NZ.

*Opening soon – E for Ethel – sustainable products from Australasia. Located in Adelaide, South Australia.

(  Looking for something different for your next tea party or gathering?  )

I have been making some gorgeous cake stands with all the left over saucers and plates.  Second hand liquor glasses seperate the plates and contrast nicely against the ceramic.  They come in two tier or three tier sizes in a range of colours and styles.  If you would like a bespoke design, I am willing to use your own plates to make the piece extra special to you. 

Plate DetailRoyal Albert Enchantment High Tea 2 Tier Plate Stand

2 Tier Fresh and Fruity

Rose Essemble High Tea trio

Royal Albert Enchantment High Tea 2 Tier Plate Stand

Hogmanay New Year Festival

I spent New Years in Edinburgh, Scotland and experienced the annual New Year festival Hogamany in below zero temps but had an amazing time. Heres some highlights……

Biome Eco Store

I am excited to let you know that Biome Eco Store in Brisbane, Australia are now stocking Rekindle Tea Cup Bangles and have had a fantastic response to them.
Check out their online store for more great Recycled and sustainable products!

What’s in this issue

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An enriching, garden-inspired Mother’s Day
NEW :: the best Stainless Steel bottles
Attract birds with these gorgeous houses
What’s new

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Mum you mean the earth to me

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Zaishu stool Paper seedling pot maker
Knitwit recycled knitting needle bangles Zaishu stool Paper seedling pot maker
Rekindle tea cup bangles Apple and Bee fold out toiletries bag Nathan Stainless Steel bottle
Rekindle tea cup bangles Apple & Bee fold out
 toiletries bag
Nathan Stainless Steel bottle

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