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Witkoppen, Gauteng, South Africa

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Gemstone jewelry - turquoise jewelry - beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings - gifts for her - unique statement necklaces

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WEARABLE ART I have always been amazed and awed by the beauty that nature creates around us and I have also always had a passion for art. Creating custom gemstone jewellery is the joyous collision of these two loves - I think of my jewellery as wearable art using the gifts of nature. JOY When I create a new piece of jewellery it goes far beyond simply creating something unique and beautiful. Jewellery gives us joy - this can come in the form of the wonderful feeling we get when we slip on a spectacular statement necklace, the giving of that perfect unique gift to someone we love, or receiving a gift from our loved one, or it may be simply looking at or owning something beautiful. In my case the joy comes from artistic expression, my love for the stones I work with and the feeling I get when look at the beautiful item that I just created and know that it will create happiness in someone else - each piece of my jewellery is infused with this joy. The core values that guide me at Big Skies Jewellery are Creativity, Excellence and JOY. HOW IT BEGAN... I have been making jewellery since 2008. I couldn't find the type of jewellery that I really wanted to wear - unique, sometimes funky, elegant pieces made from real stones, that were suitable to wear to both my corporate job during the week and again on weekends. I am not a chain store fan and never have been, always preferring artisan and unique over mass-produced (who wants to look like everyone else?). Gradually I began to put together a few pieces for myself, learning how to make the visions in my head a reality as I went along. Sitting at the table, surrounded by beautiful stones and endless possibilities very soon became my favourite place to be - my creative artistic self had found it's home. When word got around that I had created the jewellery I was wearing, people began asking me if I please had any extra pieces for sale. And so it began.....and that is how I then discovered that I get even greater joy from sharing my jewellery than I do from wearing it myself (and I really love to wear jewellery!!). In 2012 Big Skies Jewellery was officially born, right here on Etsy, thanks to the urging of a close friend. Every single item sold here in my shop is created by me and is something that I genuinely love and would wear, if there were enough days in the year! I specialise in unique statement necklaces and beautiful 'everyday' elegance - all pieces are made using personally sourced and selected stones and materials. I love unusual gemstones and different cuts and shapes of stone. Balance and proportion are key in my designs - I don't have a system or formula, each piece is just made by feel. THE PAST AND THE PRESENT... I grew up in a small rural village on the English coastline, but now live in Johannesburg, South Africa - an exciting and vibrant place to call home. All my jewellery is created here in my home. The name of my shop however refers back to where I grew up - Brancaster in Norfolk, England - countryside famous for its "big skies". Although Big Skies Jewellery is my present and future, it felt right that my shop should connect me with where I have come from and where my passion for art and nature began. * Sign up to my Newsletter and immediately receive a 10% discount off your next order - copy and paste this link into your web browser address bar:

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