Inspiration everywhere

Authenticity, elegance and fashionable fun is where it's at for Shelley Robertson's Shelley & Harry Jewellery Collection.

Inspired by the unsurpassed beauty of the Mother City and style trends from around the world, Shelley Robertson of The Shelley & Harry Jewellery Collection creates unique, feminine and wearable jewellery pieces from only the finest metals and stones.

Robertson chatted to us about her work.

What most excites you about the jewellery industry?

I love the raw materials and natural beauty found in jewellery. It is amazing and inspiring to think that precious materials come from the earth. I love the fashion side of the business too.

Tells us about your inspirations?

My inspiration comes from absolutely everywhere, in everything I see. I normally wake up in the middle of the night with ideas, which are the result of something I've seen during the day.

Talk us through your creative process.

I take a long time with each design, going back and forth over ideas and improving them until I am absolutely happy. When I need a design solution it plays on my mind 24/7 and the answer often comes to me in the middle of the night – it’s very strange!

What are your thoughts on Design Indaba Expo?

I love Design Indaba, chatting to clients, meeting new ones, showing my work to buyers and seeing other designers work too.

See Shelley & Harry at Design Indaba Expo from 1 to 3 March 2013 in Cape Town.