Zora Bell Boyd AA-1-8 Blackened Splay Ring
By ZORA BELL BOYD
My process is to handpick loose raw or cut stones for their natural beauty and uniqueness. Collected stones are taken back to the West coast of New Zealand where they are cleansed and loved. Pieces are then created in the magic of the sand, wind, surf and bush of New Zealand and Australia. Many of the pieces are one-off in their shape and design. I try to work with the natural beauty of both the stones and the materials. Playing with the designs in a variety of styles and themes from traditional to organic. In addition to the crystals, I use lockets, with findings both antique and new, to create individual one-off necklaces, bracelets and rings.
All of my jewellery is hand-finished using solid sterling silver, 9ct gold, 10ct gold, 14ct gold,18ct gold and 22ct gold. Cast or handmade from start to finish in New Zealand and Australia. Crystal beads and pearls are all knotted by hand using pearl silk, recycled sterling silver wire. gold wire or gold-filled wire.
I believe jewellery is personal. It should be unique and precious while embracing all the natural earth qualities of the materials.