Meet the designer

Tell us about yourself and how you came to be a jewelry designer.

I came from a creative home. My mother was an artist and my parents always had these gatherings filled with colorful creative people: filmmakers, musicians, artists. They were bohemians and encouraged me and my siblings to forge creative careers. I did a Bachelor of Design at UNSW and studying textiles, ceramics, jewelry, graphics, lighting and spatial design. I fell in love with jewelry on a year long road trip around Europe in my early 20s, that ended in the Moroccan desert. It was the Tuareg jewelry and its stories that triggered me to focus on that medium.

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What is your creative process?

It’s all starts with research, like throwing out a proverbial net to the internet, books, and everyday life. I start to collect references of forms and finishes that I connect with. I pool them together and see a story sprout. There is a period where you are creating the riddle you will need to solve. That is the most challenging point. That moment of tangled thoughts that don't connect. Once it's locked in, I relish the process of detangling, solving, realizing, and creating.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

World of Interiors magazine, vintage furniture and costume, botanical studies, unusual industrial surfaces and narratives in film, music and theatre.

Who is the Studio Elke woman?

Confident, independent, walks her own path and carves out her own style.

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What was the first piece of jewelry you splurged on?

A handmade silver Berber tribal neck piece.

What is the most sentimental piece of jewelry you own?

A bracelet my 6 uear old made me for Mothers Day.

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Studio Elke - Eclipse Hoop Earrings (Pearl)

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Eclipse Hoop Earrings (Pearl)

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Studio Elke - Eclipse Hoop Earrings (Olive)

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Eclipse Hoop Earrings (Olive)

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Studio Elke - Eclipse Hoop Earrings (Dark Granite)

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Eclipse Hoop Earrings (Dark Granite)

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Studio Elke - Eclipse Hoop Earrings (Terracotta)

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Eclipse Hoop Earrings (Terracotta)

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Studio Elke - Meridian Ring Set (Concrete) - 6

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Meridian Ring Set (Concrete) - 6

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Studio Elke - Meridian Ring Set (Concrete) - 8

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Meridian Ring Set (Concrete) - 8

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Studio Elke - Meridian Ring Set (Moss Opalite) - 6

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Meridian Ring Set (Moss Opalite) - 6