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Bead bop a lula, she’s my baby…

December 1, 2010

Hello. And here is Wednesday.

Yesterday I had a fun filled day. I flew (well, really drove my friend’s car, the cloud) down to the Bellarine Peninsula to celebrate the launch of – the website. More on that to come.

Meanwhile, I wanted to show you some of my behind-the-scene snaps of the beautiful Cheryl Lin and I’s shoot of Beads for Wildlife yesterday afternoon.

The beads represent an opportunity for the people of Melako to participate in trade, and therefore run less livestock (which would be their usual trade) and therefore reduce competition for food and water for the Greves Zebra and other endangered wildlife native to their home. It’s a fantastic program and we were thrilled to do a street-style shoot for them.

Our fabulous models are the gorgeous Kealey Nutt of Thelma Magazine fame, and aesthetically awesome and incredibly lovely zookeeper, Simon Dower.

Cheryl took the real pics with her mad photographic skillz, whilst I snapped her snapping, and zoo-comms lady Jacquie O’Brien video’d the whole experience, to send to the ladies who made the beads. That makes me want to cry. Apparently they can see a certain piece and tell which of the ladies made it. Amazing.

And so it begins…

shrinking violets you see


it's the whole scene. well, me behind them with another camera, that's the whole scene, but hiring another photographer seemed a bit silly.

it's all in the details (shots). nice pins Chez.

whoa. nice. this is hard to do when I am jogging on the spot exclaiming 'that's it'. or encouragingly instructing 'RELAX' for the twelth time.

ah. ainshee gawjus? & is there nothing you can't do with a pipecleaner? Kealey claims Cheryl invented the pipecleaner. I'm not sure, but she may be the first to use one to fashion beaded blooms into a headband?

Cheryl, Kealey and Simon - love your woooorks!

Look out for the real pics somewhere near you soon. And keep an eye on the website for these pieces and more. byo pipecleaners.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2010 9:15 am

    I love the concept and the work of the beading for wildlife ladies. My fave of the collection is their hibiscus flowers.

    Also – emerald green pumps are gorgeous!

    After doing some modelling myself lately it’s easy to relate to how hard it can be to be natural, relaxed and not look into the lens.

  2. December 1, 2010 12:30 pm

    Such a great project; thanks for capturing the behind-the-scenes. Next time I shall wear all black rather than a vintage bright green dress; might make all the bending-over-action more flattering ? let’s find out…

    Look forward to getting the d/l on your bellarine trip! Xx

  3. January 12, 2011 1:32 pm

    yo yo – the fabulous Sarah at Style Melbourne has mentioned Beads for Wildlife and even used one of our pics of modelicious Kealey!


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