Bio Resin, Recycled Wood.


  • Necklace size: 4.5cm x 2.25cm
  • Necklace Length: 45cm
  • Chain: Adjustable waxed cord or Sterling Silver Chain

Words from the craftswoman

Feel the power of the mighty Phoenix with this stunning one-of-a-kind necklace that is lightweight, stylish and simply beautiful. Each necklace is hand-cut into the shape of a half circle - a powerful symbol of Papatuanuku, Mother Earth. The necklace features an adjustable waxed cord or a 45cm sterling silver chain. Each one measures approximately 4.6cm long and 2.25cm deep. It is made from an environmentally friendly bio-resin - a product that utilises up to 40% recycled and waste plant material. Pieces of recycled wood, sourced from home demolished following the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes, are embedded in the resin. According to Maori legend, Rangi (Sky Father) and Papa (Earth Mother) were inseparable, but were eventually forced apart by their son, the God Tane. So pained were they at their separation that rain became the tears of Rangi while mists rising from the earth were the tears of Papa - a grief to last for eternity. This pendant, in the downward half circle, represents Papa, the Earth Mother and the wood is the creation of her son Tane, God of the Forest. About this collection: The Phoenix The phoenix rises from the ashes of its destruction and brings forth great wisdom, resilience and powers unseen before. I am forever changed by the trials that I experience and these offer me a beautiful balance between creation and destruction, life and death, growth and stability. I understand that when I am cast into the fires of my life, a little piece of me dies. I am forever transformed and I am offered a choice. I choose to rise up from the ashes of my destruction and bring the wisdom I have with me for the benefit of others. I embrace the challenges that I face. I choose to let go of what I was to fully envelop and accept who I am becoming. I am the phoenix (This collection embraces the power of the phoenix with pieces that are made from the destruction of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes, an event that changed me forever and cast me upon the pathway that would eventually bring me before you as a jewelry designer today)