Design & Manufacturing
Jomari van der Merwe
The creative process
Jewellery craft and design are two of my greatest passions. The process exhilarates and excites me. My designs are equally influenced by the nature-inspired drawings of Ernest Haeckel and nature itself. A design seldomly starts with a firm idea of what the final product will look like. My sketches are merely recorded thoughts, rather than plans or patterns.
Pieces come together on my bench as elements find each other through proximity, association, and chance. It's important to me that my work is functional and practical, with mindfulness to size, weight, shape, and ease of wearing.
Initially, I create each piece of jewellery for myself, to express a specific design or experience. When I’m finished, the creative urge is fulfilled. Come and visit my studio at Boplaas 1743 where our family farms with export fruit.
I would love to hear about your design and manufacturing requirements for precious gifts and signature pieces. We look forward to welcoming you!