Waimea Hoops - gold
Handmade native Waimea leaf earrings, cast in gold plated solid sterling silver from real leaves.
Waimea is a variety of Pittosporum tenuifolium (Kohuhu).
Each leaf hangs on a 12mm hoop.
Sophie is trained in Fine Arts creating nature-inspired pieces and one-off bespoke jewels. Working mainly in sterling silver, gold and precious gems, her aesthetic draws on the delicately flawed beauty of natural forms, and repetitive textures and patterns found in nature.
Each piece is crafted by hand in her Christchurch workshop, as either a one-off or part of limited editions.