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.
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 »
We love this striking deep red Satinglas acrylic pendant, engraved with a Ngutukākā pattern, from Felt maker Wood Plus Designs. Ngutukākā is named for its beautiful red flowers, which hang in clusters of 15-20 blooms and are shaped like a kaka’s beak – hence Ngutu meaning beak/lips and Kākā meaning the native parrot of the same name…
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…
What a perfect Christmas gift! Jeweller Sophie Divett specialises in sculptural, understated, unique jewellery that draws inspiration from the natural world. From her Christchurch-based studio, Sophie hand-crafts precise, beautiful, and often surprising jewellery pieces in her signature refined, earthy aesthetic.
Christchurch jeweller Lara Hopwood of Geo Jewellery makes exquisite silver jewellery that is not just inspired by our dramatic landscape but also has a very personal connection to our local environment. A mum of two and wife of one supportive husband, Lara trained in molecular biology and conducted research on viruses that cause cancer – and alongside this she has been creating in silver for over 20 years.
Tauranga artist Neda mastered the art of hand cut and enamelled copper jewellery in Persia and now brings her unique work and designs to New Zealand, in her Felt shop Nanda