pearlredmoon

Boho Banjo - Art to Wear

Murrurundi, New South Wales On Etsy since 2008

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pearlredmoon

Boho Banjo - Art to Wear

Murrurundi, New South Wales | 1,220 Sales

Announcement    Boho Banjo Art to Wear

Unique and beautiful art to wear designed and hand made by Pearl Red Moon. If you want know more about my art please visit my blog- www.pearlredmoon.com

I work from a funky little studio at 71 Mayne St (New England Highway) in the heart of Murrurundi village, Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. When the door is open I'm working and visitors are welcome to step in for a chat, a cuppa and watch the artist as she creates. There are many more things in the studio/shop which aren't shown in this Etsy store. I make a range of one of a kind womens clothing and you'll see many more adornments.

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Last updated on 12 Apr, 2016

Boho Banjo Art to Wear

Unique and beautiful art to wear designed and hand made by Pearl Red Moon. If you want know more about my art please visit my blog- www.pearlredmoon.com

I work from a funky little studio at 71 Mayne St (New England Highway) in the heart of Murrurundi village, Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. When the door is open I'm working and visitors are welcome to step in for a chat, a cuppa and watch the artist as she creates. There are many more things in the studio/shop which aren't shown in this Etsy store. I make a range of one of a kind womens clothing and you'll see many more adornments.

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About pearlredmoon

Sales 1,220
On Etsy since 2008

Boho Banjo art to wear

In the 1970s I caught the last wave of the "Hippie" era and was deeply influenced by the style aesthetics of that generation. I admired designers like Mary Quant and Emilio Pucci with their colour block dresses, pop art fabrics and loose A line shifts. Moving into the 80s there were the romantic designers like Bill Gibb and Zandra Rhodes with their ethnic referenced prints, "peasant" style dresses and bohemian whimsy. During the 90s pop goddesses like Madonna, Blondie, Cyndi Lauper and Chrissie Amphlett wowed us with their shabby chic and urban scruff style.

Right from my very first clothes designs in the 80s these influences were the basis of my inspiration. Even today I still describe my own style as a mashup of hippie, bohemian, tribal/oriental/eastern, alternative arty with a bit of goth thrown in.

I've found theres little affordable or flattering in boutiques for curvy creatives and the big 4 pattern companies mainly cater for the slender figure and conservative styling. In my researches to find great clothes that were practical, flattering and less than conventional I was attracted to the contemporary Japanese designers such as Junya Watanabe and the street style aesthetic known as “Lagenlook” (literally – layered look) In 2014 I blended my old and new aesthetics to design and sell my own unique range of PDF patterns specifically to cater for those who yearn for something different and artistic. The business enterprise I started to sell my independent design clothing patterns is called "Boho Banjo art to wear"

In my home country New Zealand I had studied technical pattern making and became a trade qualified Clothing Industry Pattern Maker in 1984. In the last 30 years digital technology has changed the industry so much that the manual skills I learned for creating and grading patterns had been almost completely superseded. I had to completely retrain and update my skills to the contemporary age in 2014. The only skill from my last century knowledge that has remained virtually unchanged is sewing

I want to offer a style of clothing that is loose, relatively unstructured and that moves on the body when worn. Clothing that is designed for comfort and practical ease of movement but still shows off the wearers individuality through innovative cut, embellishment, detailing, colour, pattern and design features.

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  • Pearl Red Moon

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    Mixed media artist who believes life is too short to wear boring clothes. I describe my own style as a mashup of hippie, bohemian, tribal/oriental/eastern, alternative arty with a bit of goth thrown in.

Shop policies

Last updated on 28 February, 2020
Welcome to my store. Please enjoy looking around and don't hesitate to ask anything if you want to know more about any item. I'm delighted to give you additional information about any item. I also welcome commissions and will work with you to design and create your special idea.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Return items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
Physical items
I will repair any breakage if it occurs within 6 months that is due to the quality of workmanship, including any costs of postage for the purchaser to return the item to me. If something is not as expected as in the photos, I offer an exchange or in store credit.

Digital items
NO REFUNDS ON DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Buyer Beware:
It’s not my policy to give refunds to purchasers who realise after buying that they can’t open the file on their particular browsing device, for example a chromebook, ipad or tablet.
Pattern files will open on a PC. They are saved in a standard PDF format (.pdf) which is readable onscreen in the free program Adobe Reader. Please note the file is a zip file, so right click on the icon to have your PC give the prompt directions for opening.

Home printing from PC to printer:
From a PC the PDF pattern and instruction booklets can be printed on a home printer that is connected to the PC.

Printing without a home printer:
If you don’t have a home printer the solution is to email the file directly to a copy shop or save it on a memory stick (usb) and take it there in person to print.

Copy shop options for printing pattern sheet:
AO files are large paper sheets that allow the pattern to be printed without the necessity of taping multiple A4 pages together. AO files can only be printed at a copy shop on a wide format specialist printer and the business will charge a price per page for this service.

If you only have a browser device:
Please be aware that browser devices such as Chromebooks, tablets and ipads have limited functionality and don't usually run the programs necessary for opening PDFs.

You can still buy a PDF pattern even if you only have a browsing device if you’re prepared to do one of these options

• email the file to your own PC, a friends, one in a workplace or even in a public library to access the file. In a public library there is also the advantage to be able to print to their printer for a price per page.

• email the file directly to a copy shop and request them to print either the AO or PDF versions. If there is any problem to do this yourself email me and I'll send the file directly to the copyshop email you give me.

* save the file to a usb (also known as a memory stick or thumb drive) and take it to a copy shop. A copy shop business will print either the AO or .pdf files on your request, please note there will be a charge per page.
For PDF printing many copy shops offer a self printing service so that the customer can plug their usb directly into a copier and print the pattern sheet and instructions for a price per page. In Australia, our largest franchise copy shop - Officeworks - does this for 6c per page, so it is a very fast and affordable option.
Payment
Items will be held for up 3 days until payment clears. Cancellations not accepted after 24 hours as most items will already be despatched or made to order by then.
Delivery
All postage is quoted at standard rates and not including express or insurance. If you want to upgrade postage please contact me immediately after purchase so details can be arranged - pearl [!at] upstairs-art.com.au. Any over paid postage charges will be refunded.