Sterling silver daisies (approximately 10mm diameter), with 10k solid gold centres. Sterling silver leaves (approximately 8mm x 17mm including loop), hand painted in spring green and pale gold with porcelain paint, hang behind the daisies. The leaves are water and scratch resistant.
As each flower is hand fabricated and each leaf individually hand painted, no two flowers or leaves are alike, and will differ slightly from shown in images. No two pair of earrings are identical.
The New Zealand native daisy (Marlborough Rock Daisy) thrives in a very specific niche in Marlborough and the north-east of the South Island. Naturally growing on rocky outcrops and cliff faces, they are hardy plants, with leathery leaves and eye-catching golden and white flowers. Daisies have traditionally symbolized innocence, new beginnings and happiness.
Lily Griffin jewellery is dainty and delicate, so care must be taken when wearing and storing it.
A love for Aotearoa is the primary inspiration behind Nicki’s beautiful pieces - “I feel very lucky to have been born in New Zealand. I remember long lazy school holidays camping in Oakura Bay and Mangawhai Heads, making daisy and buttercup chains, investigating beach rock pools, and going on bush walks through native forests”. Nicki started creating jewellery in 2013, wanting to evoke these memories in her work, and with a background in painting and sculpture, she experimented with porcelain paint and sculpting fine silver. Being totally self-taught meant lots of researching techniques and testing ideas - helping the pieces come to life through handcrafting! All of this is done at her small studio in Auckland, overlooking the family courtyard garden, where Nicki works in between looking after her children; Lily and Griffin.