Nicola Price of Orchid Blue NZ leads a busy life: she is a jewellery maker by day and an HCA in a rest home/dementia unit by night. Her jewellery reflects her desire to reduce waste by upcycling and recycling tiny everyday art treasures – vintage silverwares and Aotearoa’s beautiful old coins.
When Taranaki artist Lisa Henry found a freshly formed monarch butterfly chrysalis in her garden, she imagined it as a beautiful necklace. She started sculpting in clay, and so began the creative journey from which Lady Divergent emerged.
We love this feather design women’s t-shirt from Sonja Tees, hand screen printed in gold ink onto a fitted, long-line navy tee. It’s available in sizes XS to 2XL, and Sonja also has it on khaki and mulberry t-shirts too. Fab!
…in a good way! We think this topaz, tourmaline and lapis lazuli pendant from Born to be Boho is absolutely stunning. Set in silver and measuring a total length of 32mm, it’s a beautiful wee adornment for evening or everyday.
Wellington-based Natty is the home of a stunning range of beautiful hand painted rimu jewellery, screen printed textiles and illustrated stationery. Inspired by Aotearoa’s nature and featuring a quirky sense of humour, Natty products use 100% cotton, ethically sourced tea towels, pillow cases and tote bags and non toxic water based inks.
Adele Stewart is a Canterbury jeweller who takes the beauty of natural forms and recreates them in everlasting, beautiful adornments. Her stunning botanical collection features individually crafted flower and plant-form jewellery made with fine silver, sterling silver and glass enamel. We think they’d make stunning gifts for those you love this Christmas!
This tasseled scarf by Flora & Fabric is a soft and beautiful 50% wool, 50% silk textile blend, eco-printed with Japanese maple leaves, sumac, and onion skins. The fascinating process of eco dyeing involves the scarf being arranged with its plant matter, rolled into a bundle, and gently boiled for several hours to allow for the eco-printing process to work its magic.
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.
This outstanding piece by Born to be BoHo features a faceted citrine set in sterling silver and complemented with a golden dendritic quartz, a rare and enchanting combination. Every Born to be BoHo piece is crafted with the boho spirit, with a wide range of handmade works of art, along with fun and frivolous assembled designs – something to suit every budget!