“Every piece of jewelry tells a story!”
Rhino & Elephant, made with love
Maike, a german adventurer, bitten by the travel bug early on and passionate about everything african, is an inspiring gold smith, artist, mom and dog lover. She has been living in South Africa since 1993 and recently opened the colorful Hout Bay Contemporary with two other lovely ladies.
You will always find her at her work space, creating breathtaking jewelry, chatting away with visitors or showcasing her beautiful pieces.
“I draw my inspirations from the people of the world, my surroundings and my travels, which took me to many parts of the world of which the African continent intrigues me the most. Ancient and Ethnic jewellery encourage me to experiment with old techniques yet to create something new and unexpected.
My aim is to make jewellery that underlines your personality and enhances your individuality. It is sophisticated yet mischievous and dares to be different.
I want you to have as much fun wearing my jewellery as I have creating it.”
Her passion for wildlife, especially our gentle giants, rhino and elephant, had her lovingly create handmade bracelets, supporting causes like ours.
If you are interested and would like to own one of her stunning wildlife pieces, you can order through us and she will forge a little silver rhino or elephant for you in support of our projects!
Made in South Africa, with love.