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Kotare Feather Necklace - Handpainted Silver

Maori admired the diminuitive Kotare (Sacred Kingfisher) for its alert sentry, quickly diving from a lofty perch to attack prey in a sudden blur.  These watchful guardians of the forest have brilliant electric blue, green and creamy yellow feathers.

Sterling silver feather (2.5cm long), handpainted in vivid blue and aqua porcelain paints.  Suspended from a 45cm fine sterling silver chain, with a 5cm extender. Each feather is individually handpainted, so no two are identical.  Each necklace is one of a kind.Reversible (unpainted polished silver on the other side).

Lily Griffin

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.

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