Jewellery has been in my blood since the mid 90's.
My break came when I started working on seasonal ranges for Ricochet in 98. I produced a costume accessory range of 20-30 pieces every 6 months.
In this work, I developed creative design processes that led to the current debut of the Nick Von K range.
I continue to design for Ricochet and the ‘Nick Von K for Ricochet’ range is now available at Ricochet stores throughout New Zealand.
Life, death, and imagination infuse the Nick Von K range. Detailed, hand-carved semi-precious stones, deer antler, and mammoth tusk are mounted on precious metal necklaces, bracelets and rings.
Nick Von K was launched at Shed 9 in Auckland on 16th September 2010.
We are human animals on a planet filled with wild life.
We identify with different animals because we recognise something of their spirit within us.
And as we own this spirit we become somehow more ourselves.
Skulls represent the edge of death and the door to the afterlife.
We are reminded of the spirit that has moved on to a place which we can only dream of for now.
And in dreaming we find a world of imagination.