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The Colours of New Zealand

The Colours of New Zealand

Welcome to my brand new collection celebrating the colours of New Zealand!  I adore colour, and bringing this love to my beautiful pebbles in the Connector Collection has been a revelation for me.  Learn about what each of the different colours represents below, and choose the colour or colours that resonate with you.  And if you have a special place in NZ that deserves a limited edition color pebble, let me know! Check out the jewellery here.  Blue - Marlborough Sounds - According to Maori legend, the beautiful sunken valleys of the Marlborough Sounds at the very top of Te...

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The Art of a Great Story - 10 Things You Didn't Know About Me

The Art of a Great Story - 10 Things You Didn't Know About Me

A few months ago, while attending the World Women gathering in Auckland, I faced that crazy conundrum of what to tell people when they ask “so, what is it that YOU do?”  Back then I hadn’t really completely stepped into my Artist self, so didn’t feel justified or confident in saying that was what I did.  And saying that I made jewellery just confused people.  So I started saying that I was a story teller – and that I happened to tell my stories through jewellery. Well, that changed things!  Nothing like the surprise in their eyes at an answer...

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The Story of Us: Pirarurau White

family

The Story of Us: Pirarurau White

The Story of Us.You and me.Our families, our ancestors. Our whanau, our kin.For me, this is what shapes my past, and what provides a platform from which to build, craft, CREATE, my very own story.And like my ancestor, Piraurau – mighty Wahine Toa/Warrior Woman – it is about honouring the spirit and wisdom of my ancestors, and yet allowing myself to choose my own pathway. I have talked at length about the legend of Piraurau and her deeds (…read more here) and she has inspired so much of my creativity in the past few years.Her courage in the face of...

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Studio Time - Making Meditation Rings

behind the scenes

Studio Time - Making Meditation Rings

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The Red Thread of Destiny

The Red Thread of Destiny

I know it’s contentious, but I really think that the USA is (one of) my spiritual home! Since the very first time I visited there about 25 years ago, I have felt connected to it, and I have been back many times since.Ironically, my very first jaunt into the USA was to Seattle in the Pacific Northwest. I was staying with friends in Vancouver for Christmas, and we took a drive for 10 days south across the border taking in Seattle, Tacoma (a bunch of geologists, we HAD to go see the Tacoma Narrows and the sight of Galloping Gertie),...

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