Meet Tasmanian contemporary jeweller/artist Janine Combes



I am having a short break: 26 October - 18 November 2023 so there maybe delays in supplying new orders. I will follow up orders on my return. Thank you for your patience. 

I am a jeweller/artist living and working on the land of the Palawa people of Lutruwita/Tasmania, at the very southern end of Australia. My beautiful studio is on Bruny Island just south of Hobart. 

I have two streams to my creative life. As well as making wearable, contemporary jewellery I create installations for multi-art form exhibitions and more sculptural objects. This allows for more exploratory and larger scale work. In 2021 I started a Master of Fine Arts (Research) on a part-time basis at the University of Tasmania to enable me to delve more deeply into ideas of identity, place and belonging.

The website features work which you can buy (shop) as well as sculptural and exhibition works (look).

My wearable jewellery pieces have an organic, minimalist look. Earrings, necklaces, brooches, and rings are made from ethically sourced, high-quality materials, including metals (sterling silver, gold, brass, steel and aluminium) and organic materials (buffalo horn, silk, wood and paper). I like to think that my work makes the small shapes of life visible, allowing us to connect with the world around us by holding them close to our bodies.

I can provide a gift to yourself or a much-loved friend or family member. Custom orders are available. I am always happy to chat so feel free to send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 Janine Combes