Simone is an Australian jewellery designer with a visual arts background. For over 20 years she has been designing and making jewellery, along with art objects as time permits.
Simone's delicate and delightful jewellery is currently created in her studio in the rural Adelaide hills, where she works surrounded by pretty rolling hills full of sheep, cows and vineyards.
Simone's interest in making jewellery began over 20 years ago when she stumbled across a simple but unusual necklace and became intrigued by how it was made. "I decided to try to figure out how it was constructed. After a few hours with some wire and pliers I was hooked and wanted to learn more," Simone said.
Simone began her jewellery making career in her home town of Adelaide, where she initially began teaching herself some jewellery making basics back in 1992. Soon after she decided to undertake full time study in this field, ultimately completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts with a Jewellery & Metal major at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.