#mstielow

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I don't do sales. A day's labour doesn't cost any less today than it did yesterday. My food doesn't cost less. My rent isn't cheaper. I have already paid full price for my materials. To celebrate the value of #handmade when everyone else is clamouring to undercut it, I give you another Malcolm Stielow #antisale
All my prices are 50% higher. Want to read more? Check out the Anti-sale page on my website. #fashion #design #mstielow #makeitslow #jewellery #blackfriday #yeg #yegmade #albertafashion #albertacraft #craft #maker #creative #alberta

Ready to go today, the very first of my Glyph #morsecode tie bars. They're not even available on my website yet, but this one is already spoken for. It says "pride" in morse code on a rainbow fade colour scheme. #bespoke #handforged #titanium #slowmade #fashion #design #mstielow #makeitslow #custom #jewellery #original #handmade #pride #rainbow #yeg #yegfashion #albertafashion #Alberta #albertacraft #craft #tiebar #mensfashion #luxury

My first few weeks returning to #academia have had me thinking about the nature of design. How do we do what we do as #designers, #makers, and #humans on general. This is what I've come up with so far. Behold the #designprocess in its most simple form. I call it the revelation model. My problem with most models is that they assume a design is ever finished. On a long enough timeline, we eventually realize that nothing is ever finished; it only changes shape. Whether that's for better or worse os up to us. #fashion #design #mstielow #jewellery #yeg #craft #albertacraft #hecol250

The topic at hand this week is #illustration and the idea of the #sketch. A few years ago, I sat down with legendary #calgary #designer Jeff de Boer about what illustraion is. We came to the conclusion that illustration is more than putting #pentopaper, it is anything you do to get an idea into the world. You see, both of the images above are illustrations. One, a #traditional sketch on paper, the other, a sketch in #titanium and #silver. While some would call it a prototype, It was the first time I had visualized these earrings. No pen and paper. This was the sketch. Many great minds know that you don't have to draw to illustrate. From Frank Ghery, to Jeff de Boer, to you, each designer has their own process. Don't find a model that works for you, make a model that is a part of you.

#fashion #mstielow #jewellery #handmade #yeg #albertafashion #alberta #albertacraft #humanecology #hecol250

I'm heading for a master's degree at the #uofa so prepare for some posts like this that deal with my studies. Today I'm blogging about taste... Senses are how we filter our world into information that the brain can use. Sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste: our five basic senses. Each carries with it a dual meaning. #Taste, for example, applies to more than just how we perceive what touches our tongue. Taste also refers to our perception of information gathered by all senses, and manifests in its own practical sense as our likes and dislikes. #Coffee drinkers, for example, have a favourite place to get theirs. It may be mostly contingent on flavour, but factors such as price, company #philosophy, and atmosphere can all play a role. These are all matters of taste. I like the philosophy of the #coffeeshop up the road from me, and I like their coffee, but I dislike paying more than $5 a cup. A friend of mine, on the other hand, goes there twice a day. That doesn't make either of us worse or better, we simply have different tastes.

#fashion #design #mstielow #jewellery #art #scholar #humanecology #student #coffee #coffee #coffee

I'm having a #bespoke #trunkshow at Awear Style Co. on Calgary Trail today from now until 4 pm. If you don't catch me here today, you can catch me tonight at #wcfw. I won't have stuff with me then, but I'm always taking #custom orders, no matter where you catch me. #yeg #fashion #design #mstielow #jewellery #handmade #albertafashion #albertacraft

This is so Awesome! The first ever Instagram giveaway I've actually won!!! I feel so blessed to be receiving a Morse code pendant designed and created by @mstielowcreations 🤗 *
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* I've literally loved his jewelry creations since we were in junior high and he's come SO far with his education and craft! His pieces are raw and beautiful and Alberta made! Thanks so much for randomly drawing my name as the winner! 😊🙆 #local #supportartists #yegartist #albertamade #handmade #handcrafted #art #morsecode #mstielow #jewelry #artist #beautiful #doubletap #supportyeg #edmonton #yeg #craftsmanship #lucky #canadian #madeincanada

And the giveaway winner by completely random selection is @amythist.dawn. This isn't her. This is @adengakuentok wearing the #morsecode #pendant that she will be receiving. The same style anyways. You can get one for yourself on my website. Bear in mind, my #canada150 pricing is still in effect.
#fashion #design #mstielow #makeitslow #jewellery #original #handmade #yeg #titanium #titaniumjewellery #slowfashion #craft #albertacraft #albertafashion #Alberta

For the #canada150 I am doing two things that I have never done before
A. having a sale on my website
2. Having a #giveaway. A free canada150 #morsecode #pendant.
Rules: check out my website's #150 sale. Like this post, and share it on Facebook, or tag at least three people on instagram. Plus, tell me what word describes #canada for you. I'll pick the winner at the end of the weekend.

#happycanadaday

I don't trust this #cucamelon, it's mocking my haircut. We're both channelling our inner #bobross today. #fashion #design #mstielow #greenhouse #plants #vegetables #locavore #locallygrown #fashionblogger #camo #mensfashion #bobrossingit

Everyone else is out there doing interesting things, and I'm just over here, #mending my #pants at work. #boro #sashiko #denim #makeitslow #slowcloth #slowfashion #fashion #design #mstielow #sewing #menwhosew #craft #alberta #stitchitdontditchit

Here is a new, fun little #texture sitting on the #plant that #inspired it: #celosia. As always, this #ring is #handmade. This one was completely #forged, #filed, and #finished without using any power tools. #makeitslow
#fashion #design #mstielow #jewellery #original #titanium #luxury #custom #bespoke #craft #yegfashion #albertamade #alberta #albertacraft #madeincanada #slowdesign #slowfashion

This is an Oilers Win ring. #forged #titanium with the word "win" cut into it in my #morsecode notation. I am making one of these for every game the #oilers #win in the #nhlplayoffs, plus something special for the #stanleycup, and if the #edmontonoilers win it all, I will #auction the entire set off for #charity. #fashion #design #mstielow #jewellery #handmade #original #letsgooilers #oilersnation #edmonton #yeg #yegfashion #alberta #albertacraft #craft #gooilers #gooilersgo

Oddly enough, the catalyst that has inspired me to change the way I consume #textiles would actually be my #jewellery practice. #Jewellers work with such #expensive materials that they can't afford to be wasteful. On that note, here's @adengakuentok modeling my newest #chain style for my #morsecode #pentant
Photo: @jared_b
#fashion #design #mstielow #albertafashion #alberta #albertacraft #albertamade #canadiancraft #madeincanada #craft #yyc #yeg #yegfashion #slowdesign #slowfashion #titanium #luxury #elegant @inthefolds

It may look like a simple band #ring , but it's actually #handforged and #filed from a sqare rod of #titanium from a sidewinder #missile, then #polished within an inch of its life. I believe in #upcycling and #zerowaste production. If I had to pick something I've changed in my practice recently, it would be that I'm being more strict on the policies surrounding those two things, not buying what I don't need, and using everything that I buy. #fashion #design #mstielow #jewellery #handmade #craft #alberta #albertafashion #albertacraft #yegmade #yegfashion #yeg #slowdesign #slowfashion #makersforfashionrev @inthefolds

Do you have #patience to spare? Try #sashiko. That's what I'm doing this #weekend while I'm visiting #calgary. #fashion #design #mstielow #sewing #mending #yyc #alberta #albertafashion #albertacraft #stitch

Hey, I found a picture of that #custom forge-split ring I told you about @blindspotjewellery (for anyone who wants to know what I'm talking about, check out his page. There's a great step by step on how something like this gets made) #fashion #design #mstielow #jewellery #original #handmade #yeg #yegfashion #bespoke #titanium #amethyst #alberta #albertafashion

My first time at #westerncanadafashionweek. Met some interesting people and got some great notes. Looking forward to tomorrow's #emergingdesigner showcase. #wcfw #fashion #design #mstielow #jewellery #yegfashion #yeg #albertafashion #alberta

So here's a #sneakpeek at that big project that I said was #comingsoon. This is one of the #stunning pictures from my #photoshoot with @jared_b. Here's our #naturallybeautiful #model @adengakuentok wearing my #Rain #earrings like they were made for her. I'll release the whole project in time for #westerncanadafashionweek #fashion #design #mstielow #jewellery #original #handmade #yeg #yegfashion #alberta #albertafashion #albertacraft #earring #hoops #hoopearrings #luxury #titanium #jewelry #raindrop

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