Frock&Soul are very excited to be able to make available for your pleasure some beautiful pieces of art to adorn your neck and ears.
These funky creations are the inspirations of Sue O`Shea, a Nelson artist. Sue originally hails from Wellington. but has made Nelson her home for the last 15 years. A New Zealand artist with a flare for design and a gift for precise and delicate work.
Originally trained in the art of embroidery, Sue went on to develop a business in Auckland, designing knitwear, having the garments hand knitted and then made public in stores in the city.
Sue then travelled around New Zealand with her husband and their journey took them to Hong Kong, where they spent the next 8 and half years. When their son William started at Primary school, Sue started to paint, another outlet for her creativity. She later exhibited in Hong Kong`s Red Gallery.
Whilst in Asia, Sue was drawn to the beautiful paper they had in the markets and started to collect paper from Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand. This gave way to floral inspiration and Sue started to make paper flowers, then Christmas decorations, which led to the Globe bead that has become a trade mark bead for her.
Loving the idea of charms, Sue created a charm like necklace, originally with kisses on one side and hugs on the other, this then developed into the range she has now with complimentary coloured designs on alternate sides of the beads.
Each piece is a unique, one of a kind creation, special for the owner and wearer!