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.
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!
You know what we love about Geo Jewellery‘s beautifully cast silver sea shells? (Apart from the fact that they’re simply gorgeous, that is.) Each one is named for where the original shell was found. It’s like being introduced to a cousin from your hometown!
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!
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.
The maker of these astonishingly accurate, individually crafted floral jewellery pieces is the very talented Canterbury jeweller Adele Stewart, who has been crafting her exquisite creations for fourteen years.
No matter where our ancestors came from, they all followed the stars to find new lands and opportunities, and they followed the stars to find their way home again. This beautiful collection of recycled sterling silver and rimu jewellery from Sonia Thérèse Design honours those courageous adventurers…
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.