Yolande Louw has a vivid and particularly interesting approach to design which is showcased through her bespoke jewellery designs. She is a trained goldsmith and this fine craft paired with her contemporary insight allows her to create inimitable pieces that are inspired and far from what you might expect. She works with a variety of materials to create different and layered effects that lend themselves to being sculpted and shaped. Take her wedge-shaped ring for example – hand-carved from wax incorporated with an experimental process involving recycled plastic and resin creates a natural, almost marble or stone-like texture. Her bold statement-making range offers variety which is sure to please both minimalist or avant garde fashion lovers. The graphic influences and linear details epitomise modern design at its best. Yolande’s designs are perfect for showing off during cocktail hour and are sure to be interesting conversation starters. Contact Yolande to invest in your own piece or to have something truly unique created – 083 6321 748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Text: Nadia van der Mescht Nadia is a creative consultant who has a passion for locally crafted products. She works with fellow creatives to build their brand, online presence and press portfolio. Creativity with integrity is her motto. Read her blog at lovecupcakecouture.co.za.