Ari Athans is a Brisbane-based jeweller and artist.

Read her Daily Imprint interview here.

Her next exhibition Volcanic Bloom will be at Edwina Corlette Gallery from 2-23 August.

Describe a typical working day I like to start the day with an early leisurely ride around the lovely Brisbane River bike paths - it’s magical this time of year. The mornings are usually spent at my jewellery...

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On first hearing it seems quite a leap for a geologist to become a jeweller and an artist. But these strands are more intertwined than you might initially expect. Brisbane-based Ari Athans studied science at UTS and worked as a geologist briefly before detouring to art school. Since then she’s been making jewellery, and exhibiting regularly with that work, as well as creating pieces through her Ar...

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jewellery designer jen booth

Some people hit a sweet spot with their designs. That's what has happened with the mini leather lockets of Jen Booth. They are becoming a cult item among the design set in part thanks to being stocked at The Standard Storein Sydney. While Jen started out as a makeup artist, and worked as a milliner, she has been creating the lockets since receiving a marriage proposal in Hawaii. She plans to...

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jewellery designer naomi murrell

A little while ago I was interviewing a homeowner in Adelaide for real living magazine and spotted a print on her child's bedroom wall. It was the work of Naomi Murrell, who perhaps is even better known for her jewellery, although you can buy her illustrations here. The first collection was launched mid 2009, and has featured in Australian and overseas publications, including Inside Out and Franki...

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designer leah singh

Leah Singh travels between her two homes to create jewellery and home textiles. She studied industrial design in New York but has her wares made in India. The ranges were inspired after completing her thesis at Parsons. The fabrics she designs for cushions are created by Indian artisans using traditional craft techniques while the jewellery is made from bone, a by-product of the farming industry.


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jewellery designer rachel wightman

On a recent visit to shelf/life I came across the jewellery of Rachel Wightman. After working on interior magazines for 10 years she decided to focus on being a mum and "maker of stuff", such as clothes, cards and cushions. When she couldn't find the right colours or source the beads that she really loved to make jewellery, she decided to create her own. The result is Not Tuesday, jewellery made...

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jewellery designer andrea haynes

Melbourne-based jewellery designer Andrea Haynes has worked for the likes of Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, helping them set up stores in Asia. She lived and worked in Hong Kong before returning to Australia and joining Seed Femme. From there, Andrea was asked to head the Australian operations of the London-based jewellery business, Lovisa, which in no time at all has opened 58 stores.


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jewellery designer taë schmeisser

Melbourne-based Tae Schmeisser only launched her jewellery label Beuy at the start of December, and already she's been blown away by the response. It's her second label, after exhibiting in galleries with her eponymous line since 2002. Tae has a BA in Visual Arts (glass) from the Australian National University, and has studied ceramics and glass in Japan.

Which five words best describe you?Energet...

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jewellery designer aaron ruff

Brooklyn-based jewellery designer Aaron Ruff actually started out studying furniture design at the prestigious Parsons school in New York. And while he had also worked as a carpenter and cabinetmaker, it was when he took a course in jewellery making that he found his passion. Since launching his own brand Digby & Ionain 2006, he has created six collections, and sells his designs in more than 20...

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jewellery designer eleanor ford

The latest collection from Sollis marries two of designer Eleanor Ford's passions - jewellery and textiles. The pieces incorporate both elements, which is not so surprising when you learn that Eleanor completed a MA in Textiles at the respected Goldsmiths College in London after completing a BA in Jewellery Design at Middlesex University. She is now based in Sydney and has launched Sollis after...

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