Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bursting Into Spring With Koolaman Designs

We're bursting into the Spring Season at koolaman designs.  What makes this time of year even more beautiful is that we have featured as the Regional Story, in the must read Spring Edition, of the Mildura Living Magazine.  Once again the team at Mildura Living Magazine has produced another beautiful edition.  We have a three page spread and are extremely happy with the result.

Check us out below.  We are always still very humbled when we see such lovely words and stunning pictures combined to tell our story!

Mildura Living, Spring Edition 2013, Regional Story Pg:80

Mildura Living, Spring Edition 2013, Regional Story Pg:81

Mildura Living, Spring Edition 2013, Regional Story Pg:82
 If you do live around the Sunraysia Area, pop into your nearest newsagent, grab yourself a copy, sit down and immerse yourself in this wonderful edition.  It's amazing what's happening in your own backyard!

Don't forget as the Spring weather warms and we start to think ahead to the festive season, the koolaman designs pop up shop roadshow tour starts to heat up too!  We have a busy few months ahead and would love to meet some new faces and catch up with old friends.  Visiting us could be well worth your while. There is always a giveaway to enter and we are always introducing new pieces to our collection.  Perhaps you could be among the first to see some of our newest designs too. 

Check out the dates and venues on our website and if we happen to be visiting a town or place near you drop in and say hi.  Our dedicated and cheery team will have you walking out the door with that perfect piece of koolaman! 

For the remainder of September you can visit us on
  • 15 September - WAHM Boutique Markets, ELMORE, VIC
  • 17, 18 & 19 September – Henty Machinery Field Days, Cookardinia Road, HENTY, NSW

Lisa and Stacey

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Father's Day Giveaway with koolaman designs

Our very own koolaman designs dad, Christian, displaying his leather collection in the latest edition of Outback Magazine

Wow can you believe it is August already, where has 2013 gone?  Whilst August generally signals the beginning of many winter sports finals and some warmer weather, for the team at koolaman designs we are thinking about Father's Day.  With September 1 knocking on the door, we are in full swing to ensure as many Father's as possible receive their very own piece of koolaman designs.  Traditionally, we have a lot of Dad's and Husbands organising koolaman gifts for their partners.   If you have not already done so, we think 2013 is the year to organise something special for the Father in your life.

Dads can be hard to buy for and it is always easy to head to the nearest shop for jocks, socks, aftershave or hankies. So in 2013 let's think outside of the square and spruce up the Father in your life with a funky piece from our Hide Collection or something classic from our Silver range.  Head over to our Online Store to check out our beautiful collections. 

If you have any queries we would encourage you to contact our amazing staff at koolaman designs customer service via email at info@koolamandesigns.com.au  or phone +61 3 5726 5577 Mon - Fri during business hours

In addition to purchasing your own piece for Father's Day, we suggest you also enter our koolaman designs Father's Day giveaway.  You could win that special piece for your Father and then would be celebrations all round.  You do need to be quick for this one though, there are only 4 days remaining until the competition closes. There are 5 fantastic prizes to win and entry is super easy.

Win one of these five amazing prizes:

  • Gus Pendant (with sterling silver pendant), $240, includes hand stamping and postage.
  • Banjo Pendant (with sterling silver pendant), $150, includes hand stamping and postage.
  • Sterling silver William cufflinks, $200, includes hand stamping and postage.
  • Sterling silver Edward keyring, $210, includes hand stamping and postage.
  • 12 x print issues of LittleONE magazine (includes Baby 1-10, Kids Annual 2011 and 2012) and postage which is a total value of $209.40. (these 12 issues qualify as one prize)
 Don't waste time, click and enter now.

Winners are grinners! 

Goodluck and happy shopping


Lisa and Stacey

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Koolaman Designs - Cover Page Alert!

Have you seen the latest edition of the Pregnancy & Birth Magazine?  We have and are very excited to say we have scored ourselves a front page cover.  Check it out in the picture below.

MIA Pendant, $170 (chain not included) being modeled in the latest edition of Australian Pregnancy & Birth Magazine

The model on the front cover is wearing one of our most popular pendants, the MIA Pendant.  Then when you flick through the magazine to the Fashion and Style Section, you cant help but notice how the AMELIA Necklace really does stand out. 

Simply Stunning.  The AMELIA Necklace, $430, from the Silver Seeds Collection
Pieces from the Silver Seeds Collection really are a standout and are just gorgeous, definitely a great way to jazz up your wardrobe.  These pieces are simple yet stunning when worn daily or as a special occasion piece.  Check out other pieces available from the Silver Seeds Collection by visiting our online store.

Also, don't forget September will be here before we know it and for koolaman designs that means Father's Day.  It's time to start thinking what you might order for your special Father's Day present now.  The Hide Collection could be a good place to start!

The pop-up-shop tour is heating up with plenty of opportunities in July and August to visit us and view our collections.  It maybe a great opportunity to purchase your Father's Day gift too.  For more information head to our Facebook Page.

Until next week


Lisa and Stacey

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Koolaman Designs News and Information - July 2013

Stand By Your Man
The men in our lives are our rocks. They may be hopeless at multi-tasking and suffer from “man flu” but they also enrich our lives.  It’s easy to forget when you’re caught up with the chaos of daily life, how much they love us and our children.  It’s hard to believe that Father’s Day is only 57 days away.
This year, show him that he really makes a difference.  Skip the predictable power tool and give him a permanent reminder of his family’s love with a MAX leather cuff from the HIDE COLLECTION

MAX is one of our best-sellers.  This wide leather band, teamed with our stand out sterling silver STELLA pendant, is designed for real Aussie men.  It is masculine, sleek and personal.  MAX passes muster with the men of Koolaman Station.

GUS is a funky woven soft leather bracelet with sterling silver pendant that appeals to young-at-heart fathers.  You can choose from brown, black, dusty pink and a soft red leather hide.

We have also designed a range of keytags, cufflinks and tag pendants with our men in mind.  Every high quality piece can be hand stamped with the names of their loved ones. 

Fathers are wonderful mentors, protectors and provides.  They are role models for our sons.  Show the Father in your life how much you care on 1st September.
As always, take time to celebrate life’s special moments.
Drop by & say hello at our Pop-Up events: We would love to meet you! Visit us at the following Pop-Up events for your chance to win a Liesel bangle valued at $250:
The Power of 40,000
We are all about milestones... A big thank you to all of you who helped us to reach 40,000 Facebook likes.  We never imagined when we started Koolaman Designs that we could reach out to so many people.  It inspires us to work harder. Thank you!

Winners are Grinners!
Here are the winners from our June Facebook giveaway. Melissa McKendrick (Audry pendant & chain). Thai Berrenso (Annual Country Style magazine subscription). Kerri-Ann Hudson (Max leather cuff). Trudy Kerlin (Tess earrings). Lorris Bisset visited us at The Square in Bendigo to become the winner of a Liesel bangle in our Pop-Up Shop giveaway.

Lisa and Stacey

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

koolaman designs - celebrating special moments with some beautiful mums!

Check out the beautiful images of these Mama's and their newborn babies! They are just so special.
This is Nathalie pictured with her gorgeous two day old twins Christopher and Joshua.  Nathalie is wearing the popular MIA Pendant with large ball chain.
New life is extremely special. Seeing pictures of mums with new babies who are so tiny and perfect really does make you stop and reflect.  We are sure we're not the only ones feeling a little clucky and overcome by our own memories of holding new born babies, after looking at these images.  Holding a new born baby is simply breathtaking and just so delightful.
We just love these beautiful pictures of Jessica with one day old Florence.  Jessica is pictured wearing a CHARLOTTE Bracelet, from the SILVER SEEDS COLLECTION with RUBY Pendant
These gorgeous mums and bubs were featured in the May Edition of the stunning Little One Baby magazine.  This is a beautifully collated Australian magazine and all credit goes to the team of creative minds behind this publication.  It's  just another example of the many talented people doing great things in regional and rural areas of Australia.  To learn more about Little One Baby and keep up to date with all the latest information visit and like their Facebook Page. 

If you look closely at the images, you will see all these ladies are wearing different pieces from the koolaman designs collections.  We were so thrilled to be a part of this photo shoot and we could not be happier with the finished product.
How cute is one day old Angus?  Such a beautiful picture of Angus and his mum Bianca.  Bianca is wearing the ELIZA Pendant (x2) and fine ball chain which is such an elegant piece
There is only one thing better than seeing pictures of our pieces in the media and that is seeing our pieces being worn by mums cradling their brand new precious babies. 
Such a stunning photo of baby Hayden, only 18 hours old with his mum Rachel. How gorgeous is all that hair!  Rachel is pictured wearing the ELEANOR Necklace from the SILVER SEEDS COLLECTION with the EMMA Pendant, such a striking combination
Thank you, to those mums in the photos, for sharing such a very special moments. 
Kate is pictured holding her beautiful eight day old daughter Mabel.  What a gorgeous name!  Kate is wearing the stylish ALICE Pendant on a twist chain
By the way, if you are interested in checking out any of the pieces in the pictures above or others from our collection, we are out and about this weekend in Brisbane at the Finders Keepers Market.   In the coming weeks we have pop-up-shops in a number of places throughout Australia.  Visit our Facebook Page and Website to check out if we are coming to a town near you.


Lisa & Stacey

Thursday, June 27, 2013


We have teamed up with Feast Magazine to give one lucky ready the opportunity to win a hand-stamped sterling silver PENNY PENDANT.  These pendants are simply stunning.   Check out the image below, it could be yours if you take a moment to enter.

Click on the FEAST link and you will be taken straight to the entry page. 


Cheerio Lisa & Stacey

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Celebrating our Country Style success with a koolaman designs giveaway

Photo: It's time for another giveaway and what better way to celebrate our feature in the Country Style than a giveaway including a magazine subscription to this stunning magazine? Also up for grabs is one of our stunning AUDREY pendants and chains, a pair of our simple yet elegant TESS earrings and the very popular personalised leather MAX cuff. http://is.gd/OxCvpK If you didn't catch the koolaman feature in country style pop on over to our koolaman blog and have a squiz, in the meantime be one of the lucky four people to win a magazine subscription or pieces of koolaman. Cheerio Lisa & Stacey xxx

Wow! The positive response we have received from our feature in Australian Country Style Magazine  and from our Country Style Blog last month has been overwhelming to say the least.  Never in our wildest dreams did we anticipate so many beautiful comments and to come from all over Australia was amazing.  We could not be happier with the story and the beautiful photos which were featured.  It is such a lovely feeling to have people congratulate us on our story when visiting pop-up-shops or whilst we are out and about.

Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to provide us with such great feedback.  For those who are wondering what all the fuss is about, try to track down a copy of the May edition of Country Style, you will see the beautiful images pictured below and more.  You won't be let down  Apparently some local libraries have them for loan, or you can always get a quick overview and some behind the scenes pictures from our past blog.

One of the beautiful images appearing on Pg.23 of the May edition of Country Style Magazine

Christian Gorman and children, left to right, Chloe, Augustus, Isobel, Leonard, Eliza and Edward as seen in the May edition of Country Style Magazine
So to celebrate our success we have decided it is time for another koolaman designs giveaway.  We think this month’s giveaway is huge and yet again entry is so simple.  Four people will have the opportunity to share our success.  There is a Country Style Magazine subscription up for grabs and from the koolaman designs collection we have on offer an AUDREY Pendant with chain, a set of TESS earrings the only earrings in the collection that can be hand stamped and from the HIDE Collection the increasingly popular MAX Cuff

Hurry you only have 10 days left to enter the competition, but don't stress as entry is simple and for little effort there are big rewards.  Follow this link, to our FACEBOOK Page and you will be in the draw to win in not time.   

Also in regard to our current pop-up-shop tour, please note koolaman designs WILL NOT exhibit at the PBC Expo in Brisbane  on 21, 22 & 23 June, 2013.  The next opportunity to visit us and say hi will be the Finders Keepers in Brisbane QLD on July 6 & 7, 2013.  

For everything else koolaman designs stay tuned to our FACEBOOK Page, Twitter, our website and our blog.

Good luck


Lisa & Stacey 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Award winning koolaman designs pop-up-shop at Mildura Field Days

Koolaman designs were out and about again over the weekend in Sydney and in Mildura exhibiting for the first time at the Mildura Field Days.  We were thrilled to be invited to the new look Mildura Field Days to be part of the Ladies Day Marquee.  This was the first time a Ladies Day Marquee had been organised.  It was certainly a great atmosphere to share with other inspiring local Mildura business women.  It was also a great opportunity for our team to display our jewellery locally.  We often get comments from locals that they don't get to see our pieces enough so when an opportunity presents to set up a pop-up-shop we always love to be a part of it.

Joh is pictured enjoying her time working at the koolaman designs award winning site at the Mildura Field Days.  The award was for Best Small Site

Belinda, one of the members of the koolaman designs crew, working at the Mildura Field Days
The Mildura Field Days was a well organised event and we had a steady stream of people visit us on Friday and Saturday. It was great to see some returning customers and as always lovely to meet some new faces.  It is always very humbling and satisfying to receive positive feedback from people we meet who have not had the opportunity to share the koolaman designs experience.
Some beautiful images of the award winning site at the Mildura Field Days
Adding to the excitement of exhibiting at the Mildura Field Days was winning an award for Best Small Site.  It was such an honour to be chosen as an award winner given it was our first time at the Field Days.   For our efforts I was treated to a lovely meal with event organisers, received a beautiful hamper of goodies, some chocolate which is never wasted and plaque to commemorate the occasion.

Lisa proudly displaying the winnings for Best Small Site
Thanks to Chairman of the Mildura Field Days, Warren Lloyd and his team who organised such a great Field Day.  Credit must be given to the entire team for such a professional event.

Joh & Belinda, from koolaman designs proudly show off the koolaman collection to the Sunraysia Daily at the Mildura Field Days
The 2013 pop-up-shop tour continues in the coming weekends.  You can find us this weekend, Sunday 2nd June at The Design Exchange in Lydiard Street Ballarat.  At FarmFest in Toowoomba on June 4, 5 & 6 and at the Square Market in Bendigo on Saturday 8th June.  If you are heading to any of these events be sure to pop by, say hello and enter our monthly promotion to win a Liesel Bangle.  You need to be in it to win it!

For everything else koolaman designs please stay tuned to our Facebook Page, Twitter, our online store and our Blog.


Lisa and Stacey