My jewellery is all handmade. At the moment I am making flower brooches, necklaces and shoe clips. Most are “one off” or limited in number. Many of the fabrics used are vintage designs and most of the pieces are cotton, felt, wool and silk.
The brooches are versatile in that they can be clipped to a lapel, a hat, a bag, on shoes, on a scarf – wherever! Each one is unique and measures about 6cm across. They have been well-received by young and old and in between, and make great gifts for family and friends. Production is small because I make them all myself, which also maintains their boutique quirkiness.
Nikki Worth has explored many arts and crafts. Her favourite mediums include pastel, fabric, and clay … but she also has a soft spot for glass, leather, paper, and photography. She is inspired by nature and colour, but especially by the intricate fabric crafts and raku pottery of Japan. Her interest in art and craft began with pottery classes at the age of 7 and continued through to a B.Ed in Art & Crafts at the University of Melbourne.
In 1989 she began making leather and beaded jewellery and stocked them in boutiques throughout Victoria. As a craft demonstrator for 8 years with a paper products company she was challenged to create original craft projects with paper, card, and twine. Today, she is a professional astrologer, craft teacher, and has a home-based craft business. While she prefers to work with natural fabrics and materials she is currently exploring the realm of recycling.