This is a REPOST ... A reminder that we have wonderful local businesses that need your support now more than ever!
If you have anything that needs repairing or repurposing take that walk down King Street and say hello to Gillian and Vincent, they are fabulously talented people.
Metal Smith, jewellery collective opened at 522 King Street about 6 months ago. A silver lining born out of the ashes of the Covid pandemic. Gillian Kilgour and Vincent Bonaddio both lost their jobs at a high end jeweller at the start of the pandemic and decided the time was right for them to open their own shop.
Both have had their own work out their for years but this is business and shop are a first.
It is called a jewellery collective because they call on the talents and specialities of their network of jewellers when working on various pieces of work.
The other wonderful aspect of the business ..... is, you are encouraged to bring in pieces that maybe Gran or Aunty Florence left you and you just know you will never wear but because it has a story and meaning it can be refashioned to something you love and hold dear.
The commission pieces are directed by the customer, and each creation tells a tale. Working closely with each client Gillian and Vincent want every piece made in the studio to be infused with elements of client's personal story, creating a treasure that will become an heirloom.
The studio is based at King St Metalsmiths 522 King St Newtown.
They are open Tuesday to Saturday 10 til 5, and appointments can be made outside of these hours to view the ranges and discuss ideas for commission work.
Also worth checking out Gillian's range called.... DAMAGED GOODS
Sometimes you need a subtle way of letting people know what you really think. Gilli Pepper Jewellery's hugely popular "Damaged Goods" range is just the thing!
Useful on blind dates and in boardrooms, on barstools and in bandrooms. Let them lean in and ask you, "What does your necklace say?"
We've covered a range of topics and insults, and you can customise your own as well!
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