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Journal 03 - The Postcode Series

Journal 03 - The Postcode Series

A couple of months ago I decided that each piece of Herald should, in the great tradition of design history, carry its own unique mark. I chose to use the postcode of my hometown, Wanaka, to mark the origin of each idea crafted into reality.

At this time, I had also been asked to design a piece that would encompass Wanaka, its beauty for a must to visit, its incredible sunsets and a place to create memories. A perfect platform to launch my Postcode Series.

The first pieces to carry the Postcode are the Wanaka Sunset Drops, engraved 1:9305.


Journal 02 - Joyful Design

Journal 02 - Joyful Design

As a jewellery designer I love the art of giving. My mum taught me way back when that giving is as joyful as receiving.

Giving is definitely one of the delights of my work.

As designer, I am often invited into a secret club where my client and I design on behalf of another. Typically it’s because my client wants to celebrate something - a birthday, wedding, an anniversary, Christmas.

Sometimes we design months ahead of when the piece will reach its final wearer and during that time we create iterations, develop and craft secret pieces, engraving messages,...


Journal 01 - The Rush.

Journal 01 - The Rush.

For me, the process of design is a rush.

I feel a tingling sensation run through my hands, then an insane desire to stretch my fingers and draw; discovering and unwrapping something unique as my pencil moves along a surface.

This rush can strike at any time. Out running in a snowstorm- the deafening silence of falling snow is the trigger; picking up a piece of fallen fruit- the  sensation of touch and the desire to capture the texture is the trigger; or the silent flight of a bird- the challenge to capture its energy into a static...