crafted from nature
Michelle Hales works as an artisanal jeweller from her home studio in Brisbane, Australia. Michelle is an advocate for responsible sourcing of materials and the ethical production of metals and gemstones in her craft. Michelle's design practice is led by a desire for versatile, innovative and functional jewellery that reveres the story of origin. In this way, she explores our human interconnectedness through the technical functionality of a piece, hand of the maker, body of the wearer and the viewer. For Michelle, connections create opportunity and dynamism. Connections bring form, function and histories together in endlessly interesting ways.
Photographer: Vanda Pap