Twin sisters Megan and Christie Webber from Christchurch grew up in a house that that their dad built and their mum painted. Their mother is an artist who had a paintbrushes in her daughters’ hands as soon as they could hold them, so it’s no big surprise that both Megan and Christie are creatively inclined and now work together in their crafty business, Sly Fox Jewellery.
Tell us a bit about yourselves
Megan: In my spare time I draw, sew, carve stamps, read, and make jewellery. I’m a statistics and biology student at the University of Canterbury, and although these two subjects can be quite removed from jewellery making, they both have their influences; nature and geometry.
Christie: I am studying towards my Masters degree in biology at the University of Canterbury and my love for nature comes through in the jewellery I make, which is mostly animal themed! In my free time I like to collect insects, paint, carve rubber stamps with Megan, read, and sculpt.
What do you make?
Jewellery handmade from a variety of different materials including glass, metal, clay, wire, paint, and items collected from our garden. Many of our items are handmade from beginning to end, we hand sculpt, mould, and paint these pieces making sure each one is unique.
How did you get into your craft?
Megan: Sly Fox Jewellery’s nest egg hatched in the summer of 2009 – what began as making jewellery as a hobby has really grown from there. Along the way Christie joined me and we have picked up a few stockists. Coming from such a creative background it was never a thing that we had to ‘get into’, but rather something we’ve played around with for years. (more…)