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Statement Accessories & Home Decor

Desert Gypsy photo shoot - on location at the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.
Treasure Pouch Necklaces, made with salvaged leather. My favourite is the turquoise!
My sister was such a trooper on this shoot. The sun was burning her to a crisp and she still managed to look fabulous.
My home studio - so much gorgeous space to spread out and get messy!

Set Your Spirit Free

My sister & I grew up watching Xena Warrior Princess on TV. I was fascinated by this strong & beautiful woman who could do somersaults & back flips & was free to travel the world & take charge of her own life.

I so badly wanted to be Xena - to arrive on the scene amidst the sound of blaring trumpets & announce to the world - "This is who I am! I am Xena!"... or more like "I am Nadine!"

I think that's why I'm drawn towards creating statement pieces - I love art that is bold, colourful & fun, that reflects my personality & who I am as a person. I want to empower women to embrace that bold, crazy, beautiful part of themselves when they wear my work.

I remember making friendship bands in primary school & selling them at the school fete. I think I made about $5 profit - my first big break as a creative entrepreneur!

Making pieces from salvaged & upcycled materials is something that has gradually evolved over time, and is something I am very passionate about as a business philosophy. The majority of my pieces are made using at least 75% salvaged materials, all handpicked by me from op shops, garage sales & vintage markets. I am conscious of the excessive waste which our society produces & seek to do my part in diverting this to landfill. I hope that in some small way I can educate & inspire others to realise the creative potential of the things we throw away.

Set your spirit free!

Nadine x
Nadine Schmoll
owner, maker, designer, Photographer
I am the designer and creator of Spiritfire Designs. I love making statement jewellery & homewares using upcycled & salvaged materials. I draw inspiration from my travels and the materials I work with, such as leather offcuts and crochet doilies.
Franciska Schmoll
Model & Muse

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