Louise's organic aesthetic is borne from her upbringing in nature's surroundings. Her designs express memories of a childhood spent exploring the native forest and rugged seaside.
Louise relishes in the process of bringing small objects into the world and sending them out to evoke curiosity and beauty.
Starting her first jewellery company at age 18, Louise sold work to design stores in her home country of New Zealand. She then went on to design collections in the United States for private label and runway at large fashion jewellery houses in New York City. Her work has been sold to high-end department stores and exclusive boutiques throughout Japan, the US and NZ.
Now settled back in New Zealand, Louise creates her collection under her own label in the vibrant and beautiful city of Nelson.
Louise carefully carves each of her original detailed designs in wax. These delicate models are then cast into silver or bronze, and finished with an array of high-quality freshwater pearls. The silver is oxidized for an antique finish, while the bronze is dipped in 22k satin gold. Chains, clasps, and ear-wires are sterling silver or 14k rolled gold.
Louise takes pride in the high quality of her components and the hand finishing of all her pieces.
"Your jewellery should not only make you feel beautiful — it should connect to the beauty surrounding you"