Meet The Maker
We thought you may like a little insight into who we are are and what motivates and inspires us............so here goes.
We are both London born and bred but have quite different backgrounds. Nicky studied History of Art and then worked at The Tate Gallery in London before moving to Melbourne. Maria comes from a medical background. We had both always been very creative and when we met in 2000 we immediately hit it off with a shared love of jewellery and the desire to re-ignite our creative aspirations. We had both completed silver smithing courses and decided to come together to produce modern and timeless jewellery for women of all ages.
We are all about good quality, well designed jewellery. Our aim is to hand craft interesting, on trend pieces which transcend any age barriers. Each collection is inspired by a different theme or idea . These narratives are transformed into wearable pieces. The inspiration behind our latest collection is centered around the endless possibilities that shape and texture have to offer and we are really enjoying working with these sumptuous pearls.
We are also interested in taking current trends and presenting them in a way that will appeal to all age groups. In general there is a continuous design ethic throughout our work inspired by the desire to create jewellery that is classic and at the same time contemporary. Alongside this ethos is the wish to produce lovingly handmade affordable jewellery rather than mass produced work.
We hope to offer our customers lovingly crafted quality pieces that can be treasured. All our work is created in our studio in St Kilda.......with a little help from some friends!
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