Audie Wilkinson (her names is derived from the Latin verb, to hear), A self made, self taught Dunedin jewellery designer who has recently moved and now lives in Greytown, Wellington, New Zealand
Audie has combined an entrepreneurial spirit with creativity since she first sold her jewellery designs at an Otago University student market day. She wasn't, however, selling fashion accessories to her peers; she was eight years old.
In 2001 Audie created her first Leather earring design and was discovered by an upmarket Dunedin fashion store, since then odi's designs naturally snowballed into an established brand stocking design stores and boutiques New Zealand wide and sells world wide online.
Odi Boutique Jewellery
The Odi range of contemporary jewellery encompasses the visual, the tactile and the iconic. Handmade, authentic and versatile, they can be worn equally well with young high street fashion as with classic timeless styling.
Audie's range of jewellery includes necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings and hair accessories. Each item finely Handcrafted by Audie herself and made contemporary by a range of subtle vintage-feel colours, and variation in tactility of material.
Her jewellery is a mixture of intricate art work, hand-craft skill, incorporating hand painted leather, assemblage of vintage recyclables, , gold charms embedded in resin, and micro art canvasses framed in silver.
Audie utilizes every day materials such as leather, wood, semi-precious and precious metals, vintage new old stock unused uncirculated vintage stock from the 1940s-1950s. Earrings crafted of rounds of delicately hand painted white leather are set in resin aqua or pink floral detail drawing the eye in to the fine art work. Leaf shaped leather earrings are layered with filigree design made of antique gold and bronze.
Giving new life to an old icon is a particular trait of this original designer. Audies signature is her versatility and capacity to boldly create something dynamically fresh with each new range, cleverly stepping ahead of the latest trend while maintaining creative integrity and loyalty to timeless design principles.
QUIRKY FOX, 205A High Street, Hawera
P&K GENERAL STORE, The Square, Martinborough
HEBE BOUTIQUE, Kuripuni, Masterton www.hebeboutique.com
LUSH, Raumati beach
HAPA, The Tannery, Christchurch
VILLAGE ART SHOP. Main Street GREYTOWN
FLYING SOUTH, Christchurch International Air Port
LOVELY BLACK, Alexandra, central otago
RATA JEWELLERY,WALL STREET MALL, DUNEDIN
HAPA, Container N7,Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
WONDER ROOM, Ardmore St, WANAKA
SEQUOIA, Old Town Cromwell, Cromwell
MADE IT, Victoria St, Wellington
FOUND MY WAY, Windsor St, Invercargill
DANDELION AND PUHA, BRISBANE, Australia
FERN GROVE, Franz Josef Glacier
GIFTNZ, 23 Tancred St, Hokitika
MAKARORA TOURIST CENTRE, Makarora
SKOUT GIFTS , Christchurch
RIVER COTTAGE CAFE, Otaki.
LITTLE BEEHIVE CO OP, city center , Nelson
LEFT BANK GALLERY, Greymouth, westcoast, NZ
THE LAND GIRL, Pirinoa, South Wairarapa.