The label Odi was established by Audie Wilkinson at the age of just 15 in her first year of high school. The now Wellington based designer is a self made, self taught jewellery designer, who first established her signature leather earrings in her home town of Dunedin. Audie created her first leather earring design in 2001, and was discovered by an upmarket Dunedin fashion store. Since then, Odi's designs naturally grew into a well-established brand, stocking design stores and boutiques New Zealand wide, and selling Worldwide 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 high street fashion as with classic timeless styling.
Audie's range of jewellery includes necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings and hair accessories. Each item is finely handcrafted and assembled 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 and hand-craft skill. Audie incorporates hand painted and embellished leather, assemblages 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, and vintage new old stock (unused uncirculated vintage stock from the 1940s1950s.) 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. Audie’s signature is her versatility and capacity to boldly create something dynamically fresh with each new range, cleverly stepping ahead of the latest trend whilst maintaining creative integrity and loyalty to timeless design principles.