Ronja Schipper of re:purpose has been crafting lovingly up-cycled jewellery since 2015. By using under-valued resources such as discarded bicycle inner tubes to create her stunningly soft and silky feather earrings, she aims to highlight our relationship with our at-risk environment and its resources.
These stunning moon earrings from Magpie Castle are made from glass cut from recycled picture frames and handpainted with glass paint, then fired to make the paint permanent. The earrings are then soldered using the classic Tiffany stained glass technique with copper foil, tin and silver, producing a truly beautiful result.
Hana Makin began her jewellery-making journey in England, but now produces her pieces from her home beside beautiful Petone Beach. Inspired by this and the nearby Zealandia Sanctuary, her work features our fauna and landscape prominently (and in the case of the landscape, literally – small found items often make their way into her work). She’s inspired by found things, natural things and old things, and she loves handcrafting her Hana Made Jewellery in her workshop by the sea.
New to Felt, Nelson-based artist Che Vincent creates stunning earrings like these lovely rhodium plated copper Tui, as a fundraiser for bird habitat restoration and enhancement.
These tiny, delicate monarch butterfly wings from Adele Stewart are just one of the designs from her beautiful new butterfly themed range of enamelled silver earrings and pendants. Hand engraved and enamelled with glass enamel, the silver is then oxidised or polished as appropriate to produce the final stunning finish. Just gorgeous!
Sally Herbert of HerbertandWilks Jewellery is a designer and maker of contemporary mixed metal jewellery. While first being captivated by the sculptural properties of cast glass and the lost wax process, she fell in love with jewellery making early on. She considers the medium similar – only on a smaller scale. Her pieces are modern and sculptural, with an emphasis on surface and texture.
Hunting for the perfect wedding jewellery? (Or jewellery for any special occasion…) A leaf design makes such a beautifully shaped earring, and the detail in these drops from Whalebird Jewellery is just gorgeous. We think that what makes these perfect is that the stem becomes the earring hook in a single elegant curve – take a look!
Wairarapa primary school teacher and mum of three Elise Hoogsteden-Roberts of Fruit Salad Gal loves wearing her Allsorts jewellery to school – it’s an absolute hit with the kids. She enjoys the fact that her jewellery engages people and ignites smiles and conversation no matter … Read more »
When Canterbury jeweller Fiona Boeyen of Fantail & Co Jewellery was younger, she wanted to be an archaeologist. How people lived a long time ago – and how they decorated themselves with jewellery – fascinated her. As she grew up, this interest developed into being a jeweller herself, still with a strong interest in history. Fiona enjoys making her distinctive style of earrings, rings and pendants, and loves to meld river stones, sea glass, and semi precious stones into her work.
Looking for a stand-out gift for someone with elegant taste in jewellery? Sylvia Watson is an Aotearoa jeweller specialising in silver and gold jewellery that is easy to wear, with simple lines, and a variety of (sometimes surprising) materials…