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Hi, my Name is Andrea Isaac
I am a German born jewellery designer and maker of contemporary jewellery currently living in the South West of Western Australia. I migrated to Australia as a 20year old, raised a family of 3 boys and as a sole mum with 3 young children I began to study Jewellery & 3D design at Curtin University, Perth graduating in 1993.

My design style is simple, contemporary, modern, a lot of geometry juxtaposed with organic elements, clean forms, and textural embellishments showing the hand of the maker....I am influenced by my German heritage, hence there might be articulated elements and a lot of my designs are versatile, as they may be adjustable and have some playful elements.

I make one off designs, collectible Art Jewelry and small edition runs of selected designs that frequently change…

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  • Female
  • Joined August 3, 2011

Favorite materials

Gold, Silver, Semi Precious Stones, Pebbles, Tourmaline, Prehnite, Peridot, Agates, Jaspers, Wood, fossilized stone, shell, Turquoise

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About

Hi, my Name is Andrea Isaac
I am a German born jewellery designer and maker of contemporary jewellery currently living in the South West of Western Australia. I migrated to Australia as a 20year old, raised a family of 3 boys and as a sole mum with 3 young children I began to study Jewellery & 3D design at Curtin University, Perth graduating in 1993.

My design style is simple, contemporary, modern, a lot of geometry juxtaposed with organic elements, clean forms, and textural embellishments showing the hand of the maker....I am influenced by my German heritage, hence there might be articulated elements and a lot of my designs are versatile, as they may be adjustable and have some playful elements.

I make one off designs, collectible Art Jewelry and small edition runs of selected designs that frequently change.

I always loved art and the craft in making and I like to design and make unique small pieces of wearable Art. I admire craftsmanship and learning new tricks of the trade from other artisans has always been an enjoyable aspect of my work.

My grandparents had a costume jewellery workshop in Bohemia and so from an early age I remember fossicking through his jewellery treasures in the attic, I still use some of my grandfather’s small pliers and handmade little hammers with twig handles!
After my kids grew up I moved to the Southwest of WA and live and work now on our bush property halfway between Nannup and Margaret River. I am showing my work in a few my galleries, work on commissions, and take part and in selected Art Markets during the summer month, which I really enjoy. I have exhibited in the past locally as well taken part in some international events.

I am working mostly in sterling silver but also in carat golds and any other material that might be appropriate for the design.
I also love the beauty of natural gems and many of my designs will feature stones that I have collected over the years or that a client might supply. I equally love precious and semiprecious stones as well as the natural beauty of agates, jaspers and the quartz family.

I have also made bowls in anodised aluminium and small sculptural pieces, a few of which you can find on my website. One of which won the City of Perth Craft Award. I have received a commission to design a set of letter openers for the Premiers Gift Commissioning Project, an incentive from the west Australian Government. They were bronze cast abstract design of the Stuart Desert Pea featuring Haematite and Tigers Iron.

My other love is travelling and its been much fun to combine the two in sourcing materials.

Never too old to learn some valuable lessons, I also really enjoy working with others and in the past have been part of 2 small jewellery collectives and have had the joy of learning a trick or two from some great experienced artisan jewellers. I hope the future brings some more of these opportunities to share and learn.
It is always been amazing to me what can or has been created out of the combination of manual skills and simple tools, going back to in time!

I get inspired by nature, art and by the materials themselves, following the creative process that will take place when exploring an idea, my surroundings and natural elements that might catch my eye, or I will work around a stone, that “asks” to be presented in a certain way..

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