STONEWENCH by Maria Hendrika
Creating jewellery is my “hands on” creative passion outside of my career which is my other passion. After winning a beading kit at a local fundraising event a number of years ago, I became a regular student at the Neil Balkwill Arts Centre. I continue to take classes and enjoy working with others, sharing ideas and learning new techniques.
I work in sterling silver and copper and I love incorporating semi-precious stones and enamelled metals into my designs. I find that inspiration can come from anywhere - nature, architecture or the colours and textures of everyday items.