Meraki Designs is a jewellery label designed and made in Perth by Julie Holmes. Tribal and ancient cultures and their customs are the main influence of her work. Every piece is unique and handmade. Textures, patterns and markings in clay and metals are handcrafted by Julie with imperfections celebrated. An emphasis of showing the makers hand is an integral part of Julie’s work. Natural fibres such as linen, cotton and paper yarns bound by hand give her work a natural and individual quality.
Julie has spent many years educating herself through various art courses including an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery Design gained at Central Institute of Technology in Perth in 2014 being awarded the Academic and Design Excellence award at her graduation. Her graduate collection was taken by e.g.etal Contemporary Jewellery Gallery in Melbourne and is sold through various galleries throughout Western Australia.
She currently works in her studio at her home in Perth, Western Australia.