New York-based jewelry designer Ebony Fleur has always worked with her hands. Growing up in a small valley on Australia's south coast, Ebony always found herself collecting objects to craft into keepsakes, inspired by her surroundings and the biggest blue sky overhead. Studying jewelry design at Sydney's College of Fine Arts, Ebony worked as an industrial design assistant in Sydney, leaving only to expand to her horizons and imagination. She chose to move to Tokyo where she met fellow expat, Amber Joy. Together they created Make Believe, a jewelry collection characterized by its delicate resin-dipped silk roses.
For her new, eponymous label, Ebony has immersed herself in 3D design technologies and production, bringing her craft into the future. Inspired by the sharp, precise forms of raw minerals, Ebony's Spring/Summer collection brings together materials such as sterling silver, gold vermeil, bright plastics, and hand-dyed silk cords. The collection mimics the angular yet incidental forms of timeworn crystals and rocks.
While the processes and inspirations have shifted, what remains is Ebony's inherent preoccupation with technique and beauty.