LittleWondrousMonkey

Handcut Reversible Sterling Silver Jewellery

Kyneton, Victoria

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Announcement    Update April 2020
I have thoroughly enjoyed selling direct to customers at various Markets around Melbourne Australia and have always wanted to have a web presence but have never been 'happy' with the photography I was able to do.

Obviously now I am unable to do Markets due to the tragic happenings around the globe so in my isolation I have dedicated the time to figuring out how to photograph my pieces so it actually compliments and gives a most 'real' representation.

I'm not 100 percent content with the photography but I do feel that it's not too bad :) Let me know your thoughts and I hope you enjoy my creations.

Little Wondrous Monkeys Jewellery presents two classically beautiful and completely UNIQUE styles.

The Sterling Silver range features a HAND-CUT design cut-out of a flat piece of silver and then I place a magnificent gemstone behind the design so you can wear the pendant or ring with the design showing and the gemstone 'peeking' through, or you can REVERSE it and wear it as a purely wondrous gemstone.
All pieces are HAND-CUT using a Piercing saw with a blade that is .2mm wide.

The 'Rusted' mixed metal series features Copper, Brass, German Silver and Iron that is cut and welded together and then 'torch painting' is used to change the colours of the metals. Slightly resembling steak punk its appealing natural tones suit any age and any skin tone.

Announcement

Last updated on 12 Apr, 2020

Update April 2020
I have thoroughly enjoyed selling direct to customers at various Markets around Melbourne Australia and have always wanted to have a web presence but have never been 'happy' with the photography I was able to do.

Obviously now I am unable to do Markets due to the tragic happenings around the globe so in my isolation I have dedicated the time to figuring out how to photograph my pieces so it actually compliments and gives a most 'real' representation.

I'm not 100 percent content with the photography but I do feel that it's not too bad :) Let me know your thoughts and I hope you enjoy my creations.

Little Wondrous Monkeys Jewellery presents two classically beautiful and completely UNIQUE styles.

The Sterling Silver range features a HAND-CUT design cut-out of a flat piece of silver and then I place a magnificent gemstone behind the design so you can wear the pendant or ring with the design showing and the gemstone 'peeking' through, or you can REVERSE it and wear it as a purely wondrous gemstone.
All pieces are HAND-CUT using a Piercing saw with a blade that is .2mm wide.

The 'Rusted' mixed metal series features Copper, Brass, German Silver and Iron that is cut and welded together and then 'torch painting' is used to change the colours of the metals. Slightly resembling steak punk its appealing natural tones suit any age and any skin tone.

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About LittleWondrousMonkey

Sales 45
On Etsy since 2014

Little Wondrous Monkeys are so so curious.

The Little Wondrous Monkeys jewellery range was launched in 2013 and I have been doing the market ‘circuit’ and getting an amazing response. The product is very unique and I pride myself on the fact it is of the highest quality silver and gemstones.
 
Little Wondrous Monkeys first collection presents hand-crafted sterling silver jewellery featuring gemstones. All pieces are REVERSIBLE, HANDCUT and can be worn with the gemstone 'peeking' through the design or simply flip it over and you have a beautiful gemstone in a silver frame.

The second collection is 'Rusted' which is a mixed metal series using Copper, Brass, German Silver and Iron. It is a little bit Steam Punk but that is not where the inspiration came from, the inspiration came from my workshop/shed which is an amalgamation of many metals.
 
The Story of Little Wondrous Monkeys started after I had the mid-life realisation that I didn’t want to work in an office for the rest of my life so I threw it all in just after my 40th birthday and started traveling. It was in Northern India when a friend I was traveling with wanted to look at some gemstones so I went into a gemstone shop with her and the shopkeeper had some Dalmation Jasper…and I was like ‘that’s cool, wouldn’t it be great to put the shape of a Dalmation over the stone’? The idea then kept coming back to me so I had to find out. I researched the internet, jewellery books and just couldn’t find it anywhere! People had made reversible jewellery before of course, but not with detailed designs and not utilising the design and colour of the stones within the design/cut-out.

I continued to travel India with this idea as what I wanted to do, but I hadn’t as yet figured out how? Then I arrived in Jaipur, an amazing city in the heart of the desert in Rajasthan, a city where cottage industry is still the norm and all trades; silversmithing, leather-work, stone carving etc are practiced daily. It took me four months to find a master silversmith who was capable of doing the work, shared my vision for the jewellery and was also happy to teach me how to make it, then it was a process of ’sit, watch, do’ for the next 3 and half years, off and on to learn how to make the jewellery. So I haven't gone the traditional way of studying at University and getting the piece of paper, I have learnt the old fashioned way by watching and doing.

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Last updated on 03 Apr, 2020

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