|Sterling Silver Drop Earrings with Oxidised Links by Inge Marais Jewellery|
We paired KIN jewellery designer Inge Marais with Remake Challenge fashion finalist Nicole Smith because we saw a similar love for pattern, texture and playfulness in their design work. For Inge, jewellery is not only the elegant finishing touch that completes your outfit: it is the fun, cute, quirky or clever little conversation starter. She makes jewellery to express her identity, and so they can be fun, humorous or ironic - but each piece is clearly recognisable by it’s delicate beauty and, of course, her signature catch ends. In re-discovering her own country and culture, Inge is inspired by the people she meets every day, things that make her smile or think, texture, movement, colour. She is a constant, light-hearted explorer and that is beautifully reflected in pieces that are personal, whimsical and honest, sentimental and romantic.
Nicole : "I was inspired by retro prints specifically the seventies. I don’t think that my clothing belongs to a particular style it takes a little bit of everything; grunge, chic, preppy etc."
|Sterling Silver Marigold Ring by Inge Marais Jewellery|
|Sterling Silver Marigold Earrings by Inge Marais Jewellery|
|Design Drawings by Nicole Smith|
|Sterling Silver, Copper & Resin Forgotten Age Rings by Inge Marais Jewellery|
|Sterling Silver, Copper & Resin Forgotten Age Pendant by Inge Marais Jewellery|
|Sterling Silver & Copper Layered Fox Pendant by Inge Marais Jewellery|
Inge has incredible versatility as a designer and often creates custom masterpieces for clients. Her craftsmanship is always elegant and she is conscious of a piece's strength & wearability even in the most fragile-looking designs.
|Tigerseye Beaded Necklace by Inge Marais Jewellery|
|Fluorite Beaded Necklace by Inge Marais Jewellery|
|Inge (left) with Nicole (right) at the Remake Challenge photoshoot|
More pictures of Nicole's final outfits with Inge's jewellery coming soon!
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