My jewellery making is my girlie escape from my very male dominated world.
I design Subdivisions using AutoCad, so I have a good eye for structure and balance. My very first job was with Lands and Survey and I worked with and created many different maps. I loved all their intricate detail and I think this is why Steampunk snuck up on me and totally captivated me.
I love the fascinating cogs, gears and tiny ruby jewel pivot points in the pendants I now create, along with the fantasy element that has evolved with this revival. My grandfather was a self taught watch maker, so maybe some of this was lurking in my blood anyway.
I am lucky enough to work from my peaceful home and love the freedom this gives me to work and create as suits. It has also meant that through all the devastating Christchurch earthquakes I have been able to remain relatively safe and the time creating jewellery has been extremely therapeutic.