Announcement Please note, I will be taking a break starting Friday 19th August to run a series of art education programs. The shop will reopen Friday 16th September.
Please note, I will be taking a break starting Friday 19th August to run a series of art education programs. The shop will reopen Friday 16th September.
belinda beshi on Sep 11, 2016
Shipping took awhile. Leather is thinner than expected.
plnstudio77 on Aug 2, 2016
Love, Love, Love, these earrings...Totally perfect......... Thanks, turquoise..............
Leather Accessories & Dreamcatchers
I made my first piece of jewellery when I was 10 years old, selling friendship bands at my school fete. As I got older I developed a fascination with other cultures and wanted to be an archaeologist. I loved myths and stories of strong female characters such as Boudica, Hatshepsut, Athena and even Xena. The warrior princess was the ultimate heroine – strong and beautiful, independent and compassionate.
My label SPIRITFIRE is strongly influenced by this image of female empowerment. When women wear my accessories, I want them to feel confident and beautiful and courageous. I want them to embrace the feminine and be proud of who they are.
I also draw on my experiences of travel and the natural landscape. Working as a tour guide in the Great Barrier reef and learning to make jewellery from rainforest plants with an indigenous tribe in Ecuador left a deep impression on me. However, it wasn't until I began running eco art workshops for Reverse Garbage Queensland, an NGO that diverts materials from landfill through creative re-use, that I began to experiment with leather. These experiences fuelled my conviction to leave a softer footprint on the environment and incorporate sustainability more fully into my life and my business.
All my products are lovingly made in Australia, and I incorporate both kangaroo and repurposed leather offcuts into my designs. Leathercraft itself is an ancient practice that tells us much about the art and culture of its people. My desire to be an archaeologist has come full circle, as I create new art-ifacts every day in my studio.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer
I am an Australian designer and Art Educator who specialises in handcrafting leather accessories and dreamcatchers made with sustainably sourced materials. I love bright colours, nature and making things with my hands.
Model & Muse
Franciska features as the gorgeous model in Spiritfire's photoshoots. She is also Nadine's little sister.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept payment via Paypal and do prefer that payment is made upon purchase.
Australian buyers may pay via direct bank deposit – simply convo me for details.
Please endeavour to make payment within three working days. Item will be shipped once payment has been received.
Items will be shipped no later that 5 working days from receipt of payment. I ship items as regular post with Australia Post, the standard method of postage within Australia. Please note that these shipments are not insured. If you would like other options for postage, such as registered or express post, please contact me for a quote and I will adjust the listing accordingly.
Items shipped within Australia generally take between 5-7 business days, and items shipped internationally take between 2-3 weeks.
I cannot take responsibility for any items lost or stolen in transit, however please contact me if you have not received your order within 2 weeks for Australian orders and four weeks for international.
Any taxes or duty assigned by customs are the responsibility of the buyer. Customs differ from country to country so please inform yourself before making a purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
I use repurposed leather in my designs where ever possible to minimise my impact on the environment. There may be slight differences in colour and grain as well as tiny imperfections due to the unique nature of each leather hide.