Amy Bixby Jewellery is entirely custom made, forged with passion and a genuine love for the elements. Her pieces embody her own Central Otago background and alchemic craft – she has a love for the creation process just as much as her beautifully finished pieces.
Employing traditional metalsmithing techniques, Amy forges all of her jewellery from start to finish, ensuring each piece is truly unique. The textures and finishes that make Amy’s work so recognisable embody the authenticity of being handmade while remaining crafted to the highest quality.
“The connections with each customer and the lasting relationships that often develop as a result, are the ultimate perks of my job. My goal is to create pieces that truly resonate with my customers and that they will cherish for their lifetime.”
Forged with passion.
Growing up on a sheep station in Central Otago, New Zealand helped shape Amy’s aesthetic and appreciation for the handmade. The DIY mentality was instilled in her from a young age and the farm provided plenty of opportunities to create and explore. While attending Dunedin School of Art, Amy’s love of tools and equipment was quickly expanded upon and a passion for creating handmade jewellery was born.
Now days there’s an abundance of technology, machines manufacture faster, en masse and for less. However, Amy believes there is incredible value in crafting an object entirely by hand, knowing it won’t be reproduced in an exact likeness. It not only retains that personal connection to its maker, but will last lifetimes. Proudly made in small batches, no two pieces are alike and her jewellery is ideal for customers who are looking for non-generic, non-mass, bespoke jewellery that express their character, individuality and sense of creativity.
After spending 11 incredible years in the U.S.A, Amy has returned to Central Otago with her husband and their two “Amerikiwi” kids. Her gallery workshop next to Mt. Iron in Wanaka is a beautiful space where Amy hand forges each piece and welcomes visitors to view and shop her latest collections.