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Pauline Bern

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"I want the works to elicit curiosity, intrigue, surprise, humour and perhaps nostalgia, I am not attempting to emulate botanical forms, rather to appropriate the extraordinary, unexpected, and often un-noticed details in nature, into a contemporary jewellery context." Pauline Bern

From 2013

Pauline Bern

Petal Fall Neckpiece   $500
Fine silver, cord

Pauline Bern

Petal Fall Brooch,   $530
Stg silver, shell, 18ct gold, citrine, kowhai seed, cable

From 2012

Corallium Argentum

Corallium Argentum    $1,400
Brooch: fine and stg silver, coral

Silver Swarm

Silver Swarm    $1,400
Brooch: fine and stg silver, brass mesh

Silver Swarm (detail)

Silver Swarm
(detail)

Physocarpa Corallium

Physocarpa Corallium    $700
Brooch: 9ct gold, coral, swan plant, nikau nut flowers

Physocarpa Argentum

Physocarpa Argentum    $900
Necklace: swanplant, nikau nut, rose thorn, silver

Aqua Rosa Argentum

Aqua Rosa Argentum    $1,750
Brooch: fine and stg silver, pearls, citrine beads

Rosa Argentum

Rosa Argentum    $1,250
Necklace: rose thorn and wood, fine silver

Nikau Shell Rose

Nikau Shell Rose    $1,400
Necklace: 18ct gold, silver, shell, ink, nikau nut, rose wood citrine beads

Fern Flower

Fern Flower    $700
Necklace: 18ct gold, glass and shell beads, fern stem

Dicksonia Podocarpus

Dicksonia Podocarpus    $900
Necklace: neritina shell, totara leaves, fern stem, glass beads

Pauline Bern

Spring Seed Shimmer Brooch   $1,770
9ct gold, sterling silver, pearl shell, ink, rose seed, cable

From 2011

'Gold Leaf Stirrer'    $1,780
9ct gold, wooden spoon, totara leaves, shellac, ink, cable

'Device to Deflate' (gold prices, egos, real estate…….)    $710
9ct gold, rose thorn, industrial plastic, cable

Pauline selected

From 2010

Pauline Bern

1  Snowhite   $875
9ct pin, fine silver, stg silver, postage stamp, industrial plastic, cable
2  Rose Red   $788
Rose wood, 18ct gold, industrial plastic, cable

From 2009

Pauline Bern

Rings from the 'Glean' Series,   2009
Silver, wood, glass, rock, nylon filament, industrail plastic
Each ring approx 40mm x 33mm x 30mm

Pauline Bern

1   Collect ½¢   $615
2   Collect 3¢   $615
3   Collect 4¢   $615
1970's used New Zealand stamps, 9ct gold, stg silver industrial plastic, wood, felt, stainless steel cable

Pauline Bern

4   3¢   $105
5   3¢   $105
6   4¢   $105
7   4¢   $105
1970's used New Zealand postage stamps, stg silver industrial plastic, wood, stainless steel wire

From 2009
"Glean"

"I collect fragments of materials to manipulate into rings and neckpieces;
we glean information from the jewellery a person chooses to wear."
Pauline Bern, 2009

 

All Rings  $265 each
Materials include: gold, silver, wood, ceramic, glass, rock, semi-precious stones, brick, polyester cord, nylon filament, industrail plastic, plastic coated steel cable

 
 
 

All Necklaces   $350 each
Materials include: gold, silver, wood, ceramic, glass, rock, semi-precious stones, brick, polyester cord, nylon filament, industrail plastic, plastic coated steel cable

	

From 2007

1   'Gather' brooch    9ct gold, sterling silver, feather, industrial plastic   $350
2   'Gather' brooch    9ct gold, sterling silver, feather, industrial plastic, steel cable   $350
3   'Sort' brooch         9ct gold, sterling silver, cable, feather, plastic   $440
4   'Sort' brooch         9ct gold, semi precious stones, charcoal, feather, plastic   $440
5   'Scatter' brooch   9ct gold, sterling silver, bark, industrial plastic, steel cable   $440

	

From  2005
The Ring Project

"I have re-viewed my local environment as a resource, selecting from the beach worn fragments of Waitemata papa, weathered pohutukawa and man-made remnants for intervention and transformation, reassessing the banal.
Made from structures and materials susceptible to wear and tear the rings are as vulnerable as the relationships they so often represent. Care must be taken: unlike the timeless durability of the convention of gold and diamonds, these rings may act as a reminder of the fragility of our emotions and interactions."
Pauline Bern, 2005








72 Rings assembled from:
Materials off the beach: Waitemata Papa (layered sandstone, mudstone), scoria, pohutukawa wood, glass & ceramic shards.
Combined with: gold (22ct, 18ct, 9ct), fine & sterling silver, mokume gane, diamond, mudstone, sapphire, heat shrink plastic,
nylon filament, steel cable, paint, epoxy.
Rings with Precious metals or stones $300
Rings without $200

From 2003

Pauline Bern # 115, necklace

Pauline Bern #115, necklace

Pauline Bern

Pauline Bern, Mend Shells, brooch

Pauline Bern

Pauline Bern, Mend Shells, brooch

 
Pauline Bern # 95

Pauline Bern #95, earing, mother of pearl

Pauline Bern # 88

Pauline Bern #88, brooch

Pauline Bern

Pauline Bern, Waitemata brooch

 
Pauline Bern # 93

Pauline Bern #93, earing, mother of pearl

Pauline Bern # 96

Pauline Bern # 96, $390

Pauline Bern # 100

Pauline Bern #100

 

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