A delightful pair of Kōwhai earrings cleverly cast in Bronze from an original Tania Mallow carving, finished with a sterling silver hooks.
The Kōwhai flower is a beautiful and iconic New Zealand native treasure. It is often paired with the Tui bird as they are almost inseparable. If there is a Kōwhai tree, a Tui will not be far away. The Kōwhai flower is one of the brightest in the family of native New Zealand flowers. For the most part New Zealand flowers are quite reserved yet the Kōwhai sings loudly in its rich yellow jacket and skirt.
Like many of Tania Mallow's other pieces these earrings are created with comfort and quality at the forefront. They are double sided with the detail carved into both the front and back. The Kōwhai flowers are enhanced by a skillful oxidization technique which brings the carved lines to life.
Measurements: 18mm x 8mm x 1.2mm.
Material: Bronze with Sterling silver hooks.
Handmade by Tania Mallow from her Beachlands studio in New Zealand.
Tania Mallow has had a passion for jewellery ever since the age of nine - with a fascination for creating small things when she used to potter in her Dad’s garage with bits of wire and beads, often re-creating existing jewellery pieces into something new. Tania began her jewellery making path in earnest after completing a full time course in 2000. She went on to work in the Jewellery industry for a further 10 years during which time she gained knowledge and skills in traditional jewellery making and gold smithing - going on to set up her own jewellery business back in 2006. Her work is particularly inspired by the shapes and textures of New Zealand nature and she introduces these elements into each of her designs.“I love seeing a piece of Jewellery come to fruition. From an idea scribbled on a scrap of paper to forming it and eventually giving it a final polish, is a really fun process” Tania works out of her home studio situated in Beachlands, Auckland where each piece of jewellery is carefully handcrafted to perfection.