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I create intricate wearable artworks influenced by Sacred Geometry, ancient symbols and patterns from my homeland Aotearoa, New Zealand.

All of my pieces I make using traditional handcutting, etching and rivetting techniques on sterling silver, 9ct gold, oxidised copper, and recycled wood. I treasure the handcrafted aspect and intentionally create all of my pieces from scratch, no laser cutting or mass production.

I create unique talismanic artifacts, imbued with symbolism which are then added to by the sentiment of the wearer.

I have been making jewellery since 2002, when I learnt from master carver Chris Bone in Golden Bay.
My work is displayed in galleries throughout New Zealand and internationally in Australia, America, Japan and Hong Kong. It is also is available…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 18
  • Joined March 13, 2011

Favorite materials

Sterling silver, 9ct gold, wood, ebony, lignum vitae from old bowling balls, copper, bone, clock parts

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About

I create intricate wearable artworks influenced by Sacred Geometry, ancient symbols and patterns from my homeland Aotearoa, New Zealand.

All of my pieces I make using traditional handcutting, etching and rivetting techniques on sterling silver, 9ct gold, oxidised copper, and recycled wood. I treasure the handcrafted aspect and intentionally create all of my pieces from scratch, no laser cutting or mass production.

I create unique talismanic artifacts, imbued with symbolism which are then added to by the sentiment of the wearer.

I have been making jewellery since 2002, when I learnt from master carver Chris Bone in Golden Bay.
My work is displayed in galleries throughout New Zealand and internationally in Australia, America, Japan and Hong Kong. It is also is available online through my website.

My designs are all handcut, carved and polished, and created right here in my Melbourne workshop, making each piece a unique work of art.

For more information or to see more of my work please visit my website:
www.jeanburgers.com

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