Global Dreaming - Original Handmade Jewellery
Global Dreaming - Original Handmade Jewellery is all crafted by hand using the ancient knotting techniques of macrame and traditional bone carving methods when bone work is featured. Our work is made from a fusion of different materials, predominantly from nature; bone, copper, semi-precious stones, wood, shells, seeds, beads, ceramic, and more. The thread that is used is sourced from South America and is of very high quality, allowing our pieces to be worn in water, keeping their quality and form, and lasting many many years.
Our work is influenced by our journeys & by the special places that touch the soul along the way. Each item of jewellery has its own unique design, and no two pieces are ever quite the same. It is possible to have custom made one-off pieces crafted by Global Dreaming; be it from a favourite stone you have, parts of old treasured jewellery, or a personalised hand carved bone or copper piece made by Pav.
How long have you been making jewellery and carving?
Lou: For the past 10 years or so, on and off.
Pav: I have been whittling and carving from an early age
How did you get started?
Lou: While I was in Mexico and Central America in 2000 I was inspired by the amazing macrame artists who were selling their creative jewellery on sarongs along the footpaths and beaches. I dreamed to be one of them. A couple of years later, a book on how to make macrame crossed my path, so I taught myself a few basic knots. Following this, I went on a solo journey through Europe with just my backpack, tent, threads n' beads and a sarong, it was my time to start to fulfill that dream. From this truely gratifying experience another world was awakened in me and my passion grew from there. In 2007 when we bought our bus, converted it into our home and spent the next 4-5 years travelling around Europe my wearable arts took shape and evolved.
Pav: Growing up on and around the west coast beaches of New Zealand i have always been captivated by the driftwood sculptures carved by the ocean and delivered to the sands. Often amongst these creations the sea gives a semi formed shape or a hint of an idea which when handled the right way will take form. I realise that when i am amongst nature and her mastery,i will always be a willing student.
What is your greatest inspiration?
Lou: Nature and all things of her, the spirit world, children, art and dreaming.
Pav: The sea and my children
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
Marketing and finding the time to create while raising our 2 boys.
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
Being able to express creatively and have others enjoy the end result of this process.