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ABOUT
ELODIE DARWISH

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Elodie design’s jewellery with a conscious awareness of the state of play in society where glamour and fashion is pushed as a means to fix or cover up how a woman feels in herself. There is a natural intention to focus on the celebration of the woman/wearer through the adornment of jewellery as an addition and not a replacement of what is already undeniably beautiful.

Elodie completed a Degree in Industrial Design in 2000 in Melbourne, Australia at Swinburne National School of Design, followed by an Advanced Diploma in Jewellery Design in 2002 at Northern Melbourne Institute of Tafe where she received the Graduate Design Award.

Her work began to be seen from 2002 in exhibitions across Melbourne, Griffith, Canberra, Hobart and Toowoomba where her ‘Calderism’ project, a series of powder coated lapel/pocket clips inspired by Alexander Calder’s mobiles was acquired for their permanent collection and later short listed for the (inside) Magazine Design Excellence Awards Concept Category in 2005.

Today Elodie’s work can be found in her local area of the Northern Rivers, New South Wales (Australia) at the Byron Bay markets and annual renowned market; The Big Design Market in Sydney and Melbourne.

While she has both Egyptian and French heritage the Inspiration for the designs is not culturally informed in a linear way. Elodie would describe the design process as subconscious – connected to a depth that is not international so much as it is timeless and universal. She loves the simplicity in organic and geometric forms and ideas will drop in when she least expects it that later translate for someone else, an ancient time or quality.

The production of the range is spread between her home studio where all one off pieces are made by her ie: the signature stack rings, the dish collection and organic hoops and part of the collection is handmade by a partner studio in Indonesia whom she works closely with to ensure the integrity of the designs and quality meet her standards.