Private Gallery Napier

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets


For a German customer Yvonne designed and created a brooch.

There is only one.

Materials: South African Sterling Silver combined with natural bonded crushed rock/soil particles in different colours.



At the Whalesong Lodge

Since last Friday a special collection of Yvonne’s ‘Down-to-Earth’ jewellery is available at the Whalesong Lodge in Gansbaai.

To London (UK) and to Greyton

A stylish design ring made of South African Sterling Silver combined with naturally bonded crushed rock particles went to a customer in London (UK) and the ‘Wave of the Whale’ (same materials) found a home in Greyton, South Africa.

Online shop Retro/Steampunk

At last…. we opened the third online shop. Next to the 2 existing (photography/down-to-earth-jewellery.

The new one highlights the Retro/Steampunk jewellery for which there is a growing interest amongst Tattoo Studios and Steampunk shops in South Africa and abroad.

Here a few examples of what you can find there:


New photo gallery

Herman has renewed the photo gallery on his blog. Have a look. About 100 recent pictures grouped in ‘village life’, ‘wings’, ‘landscapes’ and more. Enjoy!

The Art of making a Meta Selfie

In 2014 Herman made his ‘Meta Selfie’. It still provides a good insight in his work.

See for yourself (YouTube)


The ‘Retro Line’

Besides the ‘Down-to-Earth’ range Yvonne de Wit also designs and created the ‘Retro Line’; re-using old plumbing material combined with other recyclable metals from diverse scrapyards. There is a growing interest in this jewellery range from tattoo and steampunk outlets within South Africa and abroad. Soon we will add an ‘Online Shop Retro‘ within this website. Have a preview:

Beyond Earth

There is a nice YouTube about it (link opens in new window).

It provides you with an insight of how Yvonne’s jewellery is made.


Buying local

Via social media we promoted locally to buy local ‘Designed and Made in Napier’ with the mention that all materials are from South Africa. And yes; the first villagers cam in the past few days to boy their Festive Season gifts.

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