Helena Andersson

"My Passion is to make unique pieces in small editions. To make the wearer feel unique and special. All my pieces are individually made so each piece gets its own personality and value.

My inspiration is mainly based on the environment and shapes and forms from the 40s and 60s. I'm also influenced by the minimalistic surroundings I had around me growing up in Sweden and the lifestyle I have had in New Zealand over the last 20 years.

I enjoy working with precious and semi- precious metals in combination with natural materials such as pearls, pounamu, wood, bone, beach stones and precious and semi-precious stones.

Some silver and gold are from Australia, but most of the silver and gold I use is recycled metal that has been refined in Auckland.

The stones and pearls are ethically sourced."

Helena is based in Gisborne.