ABOUT

THE BRAND

KICK IN THE EYE IS AN ALTERNATIVE INDEPENDENT JEWELLERY BRAND DESIGNED AND HANDMADE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.

THE ONLINE STORE WAS LAUNCHED IN DECEMBER 2018. 

KICK IN THE EYE THINKS THE STATUS QUO SUCKS /// KICK IN THE EYE IS HANDMADE WITH LOVE, LUST & DESIRE  /// KICK IN THE EYE STRAYS AWAY FROM MASS PRODUCED FAST FASHION ACCESSORIES AND INTO THE REALM OF UNIQUE, QUALITY-MADE JEWELLERY ///  KICK IN THE EYE DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM THE ATTITUDE, FASHION, STYLE, SOUNDTRACK OF EARLY PUNK, POST-PUNK, GOTHIC AND CLUB-KID SUBCULTURES /// KICK IN THE EYE REFERENCES FETISH & KINK /// KICK IN THE EYE IS AS KITSCH AS IT IS CONCEPTUAL /// KICK IN THE EYE REJECTS EXCLUSIVITY AND  WELCOMES, CELEBRATES & SUPPORTS ALL INDIVIDUALS /// KICK IN THE EYE IS DEAD UNTIL YOU BRING IT TO LIFE /// KICK IN THE EYE IS WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO BE  

 

 

THE JEWELLERY

PRODUCTS ARE CREATED AROUND KICK IN THE EYE'S HANDMADE CHAIN, CREATED FROM 100% SOLID STERLING SILVER METAL. A CONSCIOUS EFFORT IS MADE TO USE MATERIALS STOCKED FROM RECYCLED METAL SUPPLIERS WHERE POSSIBLE.

KICK IN THE EYE IS PROUD OF ITS HANDMADE NATURE AND THE FACT THAT THE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN MADE FROM SCRATCH OUT OF SHEET AND WIRE METAL, OR OUT OF LOST-WAX CASTING MODELS WHICH HAVE ALL BEEN CREATED BY HAND. 

WHEN LISTED IN PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS, THE PARROT CLASPS, BUTTERFLY EARRING BACKINGS AND FINE CHAIN ARE ALL MANUFACTURED AND PURCHASED FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES.  

AS FOR THE HAND CRAFTED NATURE OF THE ITEMS, FLAWS SUCH AS VISUAL IMPERFECTIONS MAY BE PRESENT BUT DO NOT INTERFERE WITH THE QUALITY OR COMFORT OF THE JEWELLERY.  ALTHOUGH EACH ITEM FOLLOWS THE SAME FORMAT OF CREATION, ONE MAY VARY SLIGHTLY FROM THE NEXT.

 

THE MAKER

KICK IN THE EYE IS INDEPENDENTLY RUN BY ANTONIA PANTAZIS - A MULTIDISCIPLINARY MELBOURNE BASED CREATIVE WHO ORIGINATED FROM A BACKGROUND IN FINE ART. ANTONIA DECIDED TO EXPAND HER AESTHETICALLY FOCUSED CREATIVE SKILLSET IN A DIRECTION CLOSER TO HER MAIN INTERESTS IN STYLE AND FASHION BY ORGANICALLY FOLLOWING A PATH THAT LED HER TO JEWELLERY CREATION. THE BROAD SKILL-SET OF JEWELLERY MANUFACTURING WAS GAINED THROUGH THE DIPLOMA OF OBJECT & JEWELLERY DESIGN, COMPLETED AT MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC IN 2018.