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.
Julia Banks has a passion for hand making slow-crafted sterling silver jewellery using traditional silversmithing techniques. Working from her home studio in rural Greendale, Canterbury, her work takes inspiration from nature and her home garden – and her focus is on exquisite detail and quality from beginning to end.
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.
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.
Auckland maker and mum of two Kelly Vize has always been a maker, trying her hand at many crafts. When she discovered resin casting though, she was hooked – and she has refined and perfected her delicious looking resin sweets and biscuits to the point … Read more »
Inspired by her inner child, wild imagination, and love of nature, Christchurch designer and illustrator Felicity Meade of Little Wolf Studio designs and crafts whimsical jewellery and art prints that are playful in nature and sure to delight anyone who is young at heart.
…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.
Gwyneth Hulse Design is a longtime Felt favourite, producing her gorgeous wooden homewares and jewellery from a boutique studio in sunny Kerikeri. Gwyneth’s love of clean, minimalist lines and natural materials inspires her designs, all created from native New Zealand wood. Due to the unique nature of the wood, no two objects are ever completely alike.
Christchurch ceramicist Emma Turner enjoys telling stories about our every day surroundings in her artistic and functional pieces. From her home studio she produces appealing and practical thrown and hand built ceramic wares, as well as a range of striking, unique necklaces and brooches.
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!