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Suzaan Heyns Jewellery pieces

One of our Editor's favourite local designers, Suzaan Heyns, is definitely among the most exciting South African creatives to watch. Since launching her fashion label in 2008, Joburg-based Suzaan has captured the crowds with her avant-garde creations that often demonstrate her more whimsical approach to fashion. These latest jewellery pieces that formed part of the first ever Namibian Fashion Show in Windhoek - held on 16 November 2012 - highlight her preoccupation with the unusual and slightly bizarre. Designed and manufactured by Sobeit Studio in Cape Town, the 'Salacia Ring' (R600) includes a replica of fish vertebrae combined with sterling silver, while the 'For Florence' Necklace (R3 800) is a clear acrylic replica of a sternum and costal cartilage with brass details. Suzaan's statement jewellery items for the show were inspired by the harsh terrain of the Namibian Skeleton Coast, known for its high number of shipwrecks and low survival rates of castaways. Reminiscent of these extreme environmental factors, she chose to suspend resin cast vertebrae and shark bones by more delicate metallic finishes. The intriguing jewellery collection was complemented by her beautifully-tailored garments that had a definite nomadic feel, as though the models wearing them were traversing the Namibian coastline themselves. If you'd like to find out more visit Sobeit Studio at 51 Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, call 021-788-9007 or email info@sobeitstudio.com. Alternatively see more of Suzaan Heyns' designs at her Joburg store, located at Shop 53, Galleria, Melrose Boulevard, Melrose Arch.