Designer jewelry

My wife’s jewelry pictures at the Lourensford Market in Somerset-West in South Africa (every Sunday). Original designs handmade of South African metals such as  Sterling Silver, Brass and Copper; often combined with South African colorful soil- and crushed rock particles.

Made in South Africa

A combination of natural bonded South African soil and South African Sterling Silver; very time consuming to create but each piece of this kind of jewellery art is unique and is complemented with a certificate with the name of the owner as model-name. People from outside South Africa love it. Unfortunately many South Africans, so …

Doing something different with jewellery

Doing something different with #jewellery. Yvonne de Wit (she is just setting up her own blog; the ‘about’ page is more or less finalised), co-incidentally my wife and love of a life-time ( 😀 ), creates jewellery of sterling silver and South African Earth (such a diversity). Pictured is a pendant in the shape of a Zulu shield …

Which one to wear?

Beauty ‘Made in Stanford’ 2

This morning I added some enhancements to one of the pictures I made last Saturday. See also this recent posting. Any suggestions? Model: Natasha van der Merwe Styling: Hair by Belinda Accessories: Dhunga Photography and photo processing: GreenC Productions  

Beauty ‘Made in Stanford’

Model: Natasha Styling: Hair by Belinda Accessories: Dhunga

Photographing jewelry (finalizing) 2

A few days ago I posted about the ‘branding’ of Yvonne’s (my wife) jewelry or jewellery (for the Americanos). I’m not a graphical designer but one of our neighbors is. I was stuck with the header; in fact it was a point of sophisticated discussion (no plates broken, etc.) between me and my client. So …

Photographing jewelry (finalizing)

Recently I posted about my first trial to set up a brochure for Yvonne’s jewelry business. In the meantime I’ve been working on it on an almost daily basis and at the end this labor is bearing some fruit (she is giving her approving nods… 🙂 ). Here two pictures to start with. This weekend …

Photographing jewelry (first serious trial)

Yvonne (my wife) creates jewelry with earth, Swarovsky gems and sterling silver. You’ll be surprised to see the wide variety of soil colors; from sandy white and red to even purple and blue all from within 100 km.  She bonds the earth with plant material and honestly, you can drop those pieces on a concrete …

Dhunga Earthworks Jewelry ‘Made in Stanford’

This is just a first trial; more Trial & Error to follow. Yvonne developed a way of binding earth particles in a natural environmental way. Combined with Sterling Silver and Swarovsky gems Yvonne creates jewelry under the ‘brand’ Dhunga Earthworks. And it’s selling (wholesale and retail via The Little Gem in Hermanus). Dhunga is Nepalese …