We get into some unique and edgy jewellery here at Lazybones.
One of our all time favourite creators is a local Byron Bay brand called Ghost & Lola.
They make bold pieces which clash vintage with contemporary.
Wendy is the sculptor behind these contemporary jewels for modern day gypsies and fashionistas. She combines rare gems and vintage components merging a wealth of objects from many places, cultures and eras, vintage and contemporary.
We asked her a couple of questions to get a little more insight :)
As a creative person, what sparks your inspiration?
I am fascinated by Mythology of all cultures and inspired by the complexity of stories that we have told ourselves across all cultures and times. My exploration of these myths is what sparks the development of each collection. This collection is called Antiquities and explores elements of personal adornment, protection and power.
Five words to describe your artistic creations
Complex, celebratory, storied, lush, rich
Where/when did your fascination with vintage jewellery begin?
Jewellery has been a passion for my entire life. I always feel that vintage jewellery has a story or meaning behind its decorative aspect and that attracts me. My grandmothers jewels were a source of complete pleasure when I was young. In my 20’s I travelled to New York for the first time and was exposed to ‘up cycling’ of vintage jewellery into contemporary pieces for the first time.
What is the story behind the name “Ghost & Lola”?
Ghost refers to the past of each component and Lola is my imaginary muse. Lola is a proud strong feminine woman who is sexy and cheeky and loads of fun.
Describe your studio/ creative space please :)
I work from the M Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah in a converted container. It is a perfect space and it is wonderful being around a number of other creatives. I also work from home when I am designing and researching the collections and I live on a fabulous 100 acre property of virgin bush in Burringbar in Northern NSW.
Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn't know...
I have a Weimaraner called Ziggy who is my constant companion.