VALMA RHODES is an artist / jeweller who designs and creates unique contemporary jewellery using sterling silver and gem stones. Her pieces are like miniature sculptures, usually having simple lines that show the drama of the environment.
The works are influenced by the natural environment surrounding her Yallingup home. How we connect with nature and the fragility of biodiversity in WA is of utmost importance. The colours of the sky, the sparkle of the light on the bush, our incredible flora and fauna and the beach all impact her work. Surrounding herself with the shells, feathers, seeds etc she collects when walking, these small pieces of nature evolve into artworks.