Hi my name is Maurie and welcome to Forget-Me-Not Designs.
I have lived in the Southern Highlands with my husband for 7 years, a most beautiful part of the world. Our little house is surrounded by gums, maples, camellias & hydrangeas and we also have two King Parrots that we hand feed – a male we named Rex & a female called Regina – plus another 10 different species of birds, including gorgeous little Blue Wrens, such a privilege to live with them all.
I have always had to be doing something creative and in the past I have done calligraphy, card making, and Chinese painting to name a few. Since moving here & visiting the Op shops & Antiques centres I came across lots of the old souvenir spoons, cracked & chipped crockery, & also odd pieces of silver cutlery. Being a devotee of recycle, up cycle & re purpose……… my little hobby/business evolved, with the help of the terrific little shop in Moss Vale, called Highlands Handmade (plus the owner Angus’ advice & encouragement). Such a fun store to be part of and I have met some wonderful talented & creative locals.
With the spoons I make necklaces, (some with broken china inserts), pendants, rings & earrings. Forks become my handsome little Forkaphants, which have been very popular, & a lot of fun. Ready for another life!
It is just so lovely when I hear that my jewellery is going to another state or overseas as a unique gift, I feel very humble & thrilled that people get pleasure & also enjoy the eccentric, unconventional philosophy.