KAIPARA ART GLASS JEWELLERY
at the BUTTERFLY STUDIO
Each piece of my Dichroic Fused Glass Jewellery is unique and is given its own name. My hand crafted Pendants and Earrings are made in The BUTTERFLY STUDIO that sits high on a hillside above Maungaturoto, in the heart of the beautiful Kaipara which is on the COAST TO COAST TOURIST ROUTE in Northland. The jewellery is inspired by the New Zealand environment. Native butterflies and the rich colours within the diverse Kaipara landscape are a constant source of inspiration. Exotic vibrant vegetation, colourful bird life, seascapes, the intricate patterns of shells, the soft muted colours of rivers, waterfalls and pools catching the ever changing light. An important part of my jewelry work is to use the reflective nature of the dichroic glass to radiate light, colour and well-being to the wearer, a form of colour therapy. As a Holistic Therapist and Reiki Master, this element has brought a deeper dimension to my work. Each piece of Jewellery is individually created, kiln fused, gift wrapped and made with love, light and blessings. A perfect gift for someone special. Britt x
TECHNIQUE: I cut the layers of glass to my design and fire it until it is molten, at a temperature of 900 degrees Farenheit. When making a jewellery set, I fuse the pendants and earrings in the same firing so they match perfectly. Fused glass is a fascinating technique and the finished pieces reflect their own unique characteristics.
FINDINGS: Quality is further enhanced by the attachment of solid sterling silver earring hooks, quality silver plated bails and solid sterling silver snake chains. There is an option when you buy a jewellery set or pendant to select the chain length required - 16", 20" or 24".
GIFT BOXES: Each piece is sent out in a black, hinged, quality jewellery box, with an information card about the jewellery inside.
FREE GIFT WRAPPING: Even if it is a purchase for yourself, the jewellery is always sent out gift wrapped in gorgeous coloured paper and ribbon......My gift to you!
MESSAGES: If it is a gift to be sent direct, you can specify the gift message required.