As a beekeepers daughter, Adele's childhood memories are full of flowers and insects and adventures to the high country. Adele was lucky enough to gain an apprenticeship in gemstone setting straight out of school and promptly set gems for New Zealand’s top jewellers for the following 16 years. This highly specialised focus has given me a keen eye for intricacies. I hope my work inspires you to look closer and be filled with wonder at the sophisticated designs of nature.
Adele's jewellery is handmade near Little River, Akaroa.
Buster Collins is the jewellery label/alter ego/best friend of creator Annie Collins.
Annie enjoys making pieces that are solid, strong and wearable. Drawing inspiration from the animal kingdom and nature, as well as mythology and history, her jewellery tends to have rough oxidised textures and a scattering of stones.
Annie is based the Christchurch and has strong ties with Wellington.
Claire has always had a strong connection with New Zealand’s natural environment. Her work focuses on an experimentation of form using hand piercing, casting and fold forming techniques resulting in jewellery that references and celebrates the beauty of specific native plants.
Claire is now based in Wellington where her jewellery is handmade. Claire has strong family connections with the West Coast of the South Island where much inspiration and material for her pieces are sourced.
Herbert and Wilks' collections, all have a unique voice but are all part of the same conversation. Primitive art, modernism and nature are hallmarks of each story. All of Herbert and Wilks' designs focus on the finished surface of the work.
Keri-Mei Zagrobelna creates very wearable jewellery that is also rich with references to her culture. Keri-Mei mostly works with metals and hand-cut stone. We are lucky to be able to share her gorgeous hand-woven metal Whetū (Stars) and the metal casts of fossilised shark teeth (Mako).
Marita is a ceramic artist based in Taranaki. Her porcelain jewellery is light, strong, and very wearable. Characterised by strong graphic elements, black drawn lines, gold splashes, and cool glossy colours in the glazes that touch her work.
Contemporary jewellery designer and maker Natalie Salisbury Jewellery creates dramatic yet wearable unique pieces of work to adorn the body. Natalie combines materials such as lace into collections that explore pattern and texture, and focusses mainly on silver and gold-plate with the occasional beautiful stone delicately set, adding a burst of colour.
Natalie is originally from Birmingham, England. She is now based in Wellington New Zealand.
The Wild is a contemporary jewellery label created by Vaune Mason (Wellington) and Annie Collins (Christchurch). Each piece is lovingly made by hand in New Zealand. The current collection 'Aotearoa' is based on New Zealand animals; past and present.
Each piece is crafted in solid sterling silver or bronze and finished with the highest quality chains and fastenings.