Eco Earth Creative
I am a Queensland based artist working in the medium of sustainable jewellery design. My business Eco Earth Creative, evolved through love of jewellery, creativity, environment, sustainability and connection to place.
My inspiration comes from nature and places where I have enjoyed living, such as the mighty Murray River in South Australia, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree with its ancient rainforests. My travels through Europe, New Zealand, South East Asia and the magical India have all inspired my artistic practice. Now living in the creative hub of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, I am constantly inspired to create from our beautiful environment.
Designing from earth’s treasures and creating recycled gems from discarded bottles underpins the passion for my craft. The recycled products formed from broken glass evolve from the tumbler as if they have been rolling on the ocean bed for many years transposing their journey. The glass is drilled under water and prepared for the creative process, where every piece is unique. The Acai Beads are natural seeds and are the core of the Acai Berry. The Acai Palm is a rare palm and the berries are collected without harming the tree. These natural elements and many more inspire my creativity from mother earth.
My original pieces have been distributed across the globe through Eco Earth Creative. In 2013 I was a finalist in the prestigious Noosa Biosphere Art Prize with the theme ‘Wearable Green Art’ and Eco Earth Creative was selected to feature in eARTh an international digital magazine promoting environmental creativity.
Website – www.ecoearthcreative.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/ecoearthcreative
Twitter - www.twitter.com/earth_creative
Instagram - www.instagram.com/ecoearthcreative
How long have you been making eco jewellery?
Eco Earth Creative was launched in 2012 and has always focused on sustainable, eco and ethical design.
How did you get started?
I have always been passionate about the environment and always loved jewellery to adorn the body. My creative practice has evolved in many forms over the years and Eco Earth Creative has allowed me to combine my love for the environment with creativity.
What is your greatest inspiration?
My inspiration for every design comes from nature ranging from the Great Barrier Reef to the red earth of Western Australia.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
My greatest challenge is time management and balancing all aspects of business operations on a daily basis.
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
Flexibility, being creative and doing what I love!