My name is Sharni and was born in raised in Melbourne, Australia.
Lila&I. was developed from a desire to find the right work and life balance, whilst doing something I loved and allowing time to raise my two gorgeous, cheeky girls.
I have always had a love and interest of all things fashion, art and craft. I'm forever designing, creating and making things at home for myself and my girls. I have over 20 years experience in a retail head office, pairing this with my creative streak I thought why not, it's now or never!
My aim is to make stylish, unique fashion accessories that can be styled and worn in your own way. The colourful range includes womens and girls jewellery and accessories.
My products are in no way an original concept, however what makes them different is that everything is handmade by me, using a range of new and recycled materials.
Wooden pendants are all made from 100% recycled timbers, which are sourced in and around Melbourne. Some timbers are rare, with beautiful grains and over one hundred years old. Each piece is cut, sanded, stenciled and painted by hand. Beads are all rolled, cut, baked, painted and threaded by hand and cords plaited, knotted, chains joined, glued, sewed and stitched all by hand, all by me, which brings slight imperfections that only adds to the uniqueness of each item.
Everything is handcrafted and labour intensive and I love it!
Ranges will be forever changing depending on the type of recycled timber I can get my hands on. Many items may be one off and never made again, so grab it while you can.
I hope you love my store and range of products as much as I do! Cheers, Sharni X