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[New Orchid Gallery] Carrie Lousie Moore

Carrie Lousie Moore
Wrapture Gems Jewelry
Auckland, Waikato
New Zealand

I am a Jewelry Artist living in beautiful New Zealand, home of the
“Flight of the Concordes” and “Lord of the Rings”.

I enjoy working with opal, rare and unique genuine 100% natural gems
and pearls. I am fascinated with natures bounty in the realm of
gemstones and do my best to create a setting to enhance the beauty
of the gemstone I am working with. I have always loved jewellery and
have had a fascination for precious and semi-precious gemstones
since I was child. I remember collecting rocks and waiting for them
to reveal their hidden beauty as they came out of the lapidary
tumbler in my Dads workshop.

Opal is a particular passion of mine and I cut my own freeform solid
opals for use in my jewellery designs. I am loathe to grind away any
of the beautiful fire so I leave most of my opal pieces in free-form
shape. This lends itself to simple designs or to more intricate
wire-woven techniques and metal smithing.

Passion is contagious! Show us your passion, Show us your work!

Submit your work to feature in the Orchid Online Jewelry Exhibition

FABULOUS work! I’m also obsessed with all things opal. I really like
how you combine traditional metalsmithing techniques with wire
wrapping. I like to mix fabrication with precious metal clay. I
think mixing the traditional with makes for unique work.

Great job!
Eleanor Phillips