About Us Suikerbos Jewellery
The heart of Suikerbos stems from a deep fascination with the small intricacies in nature.
Symmetries, spirals, waves, cracks and stripes are explored through hand drawn sketches.
Ideas are reworked and simplified in the strive to find a balance between wearability, comfort and maintaining those loose lines from the observation drawings.
Our brass and stainless steel metal is cut, polished, coated and finally assembled to become delicate jewellery pieces with an organic feel.
All our orders are beautifully and uniquely wrapped in colours, textures and actual fynbos to further reflect our love of all things natural.
Suikerbos designs come from a love of creating and a deep fascination of South African botany. We are heavily influenced by our surroundings, and having travelled with suikerbos quite a bit, there are many landscape stories captured in our ranges, from the flat lands of the free state, to the rumble tumble of of Jo’burg and finally our new sea home here in Simons Town.
We like to look closely to find the tiny patterns and repetitions hidden on leaf edges, the complex mark makings on succulents, the wavy ripples on shell surfaces, and we try to capture these beautiful shapes and elegant lines in our Suikerbos designs.
We are surrounded by mountains and ocean, waves and trees bent to the ground by an ever present wind.
A favourite past time here is foraging for natural elements in the surrounding area and little clusters of stones, shells, quills, bark, petals and stems are visual references for my designs.
Having our workshop set so deeply rural comes with unique challenges and surprises.
Baboon break-ins and limited cell phone signal are a daily challenge, but friendly visits from mongoose, porcupines and colourful lizards create much amusement during our work days.
We adore our studio space and if you ever do wander out this far, we hope you will pop in and say “Hi”