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).
Nicki Cliff is the creative force behind Lily Griffin Jewellery. “I’ve been very lucky to have a wonderful upbringing in New Zealand, and I’ve loved taking a fresh look at our country’s natural diversity to find inspiration for my New Zealand Natives Range.” Lily Griffin jewellery is designed and handcrafted by Nicki in her tiny studio at home in Auckland, around working part time and looking after her energetic and expressive children, Lily and Griffin. Incredibly Nicki is a self taught jeweller. She models designs in fine silver and then casts them in sterling silver, adding touches of colour to some pieces with porcelain paint. We love her pieces for their delicate beauty and the fact that every piece is painstakingly handmade, her attention to detail is evident in each petal and every tiny brush stroke.