For nature-inspired jewellery with a European twist, check out this local jewellery designer!
There are so many people in life who regularly proclaim their desire to follow their dreams, yet fail to ever make a start towards achieving their dreams. Some dreams are clichd, while some are original. Regardless, many people choose the comfort and security of a regular job to tide them through to retirement. But not Anja Jagsch. She is living her dream.
Born and raised in Germany, Anja creates stunning handmade jewellery inspired by nature. After meeting her partner while she was backpacking around Australia, Anja soon packed up her life in Germany and made the permanent move to the Great Southland.
Pursuing a simple life with dreams of natural, simple, healthy living, Anja and her partner spent time travelling the country in a caravan. Taking this opportunity to lead a simpler life, Anja spent her days making bread, catching fish, and eating fresh oysters.
Establishing her label Hotch Karat, Anja creates her stunning jewellery inspired by the native Aussie flora and breath-taking landscapes. Her playful yet simple art is the embodiment of a simple life living alongside nature.
Utilising the silversmith process of lost wax cast, Anjas process sees the wax cast mould burnt away by the molten silver to create stunning jewellery. Embodying a humble and earthy approach to her jewellery, Anjas collection is both colourful and playfully rustic.
While her jewellery is stunning, its not Anjas only talent. Embodying her minimalist design throughout her jewellery, Anjas style also flows through into sculpture and painting.
In addition to creating jewellery, Anja also holds workshops throughout the Adelaide area in a bid to help others learn the craft and experience the pleasure of creativity first-hand.
Drawing on her German heritage and the Aussie landscape, Anjas unique fusion of her two influences adds an individuality to her work not found elsewhere. From rings, to earrings, necklaces and more, Anjas unique style is certain to get you noticed!
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Feature image credit toAnja Jagsch.