About

MothMade Jewels

About


Ko Ingarangi te whakapaparanga mai, engari, ko Otautahi te whenua tupu me te kāinga. 
Ko Lily Wenmoth au.

Hello! My name is Lily Wenmoth (she/they) and I am the designer, and creator of Mothmade Jewels. I am a jeweller and artist based in Otautahi Christchurch.

The origins of Mothmade Jewels

I started Mothmade after completing an introductory jewellery manufacturing course at Workspace studios in Otautahi in 2021. After falling in love with the craft during this short course, I promptly bought all the tools I could afford to continue the art from home, based here in Christchurch.

I proceeded to expand my repertoire of creative techniques from fabrication to fusing to lost wax casting through the generous guidance of other established local jewellers.

I still design, create, market, and send all jewellery myself. (With lots of love!)

Sustainability is a priority. My Jewelery is primarily made from recycled sterling silver (sometimes gold for extra special comissions), thrifted pearls, found pebbles, and lab made faceted gemstones. No precious metals are ever thrown away. All off-cuts and scraps are melted down and reused.
When designs involve casting, this process is done through an Auckland based casting company who are an accredited member of the Responsible Jewellery Council.

Design inspiration comes from the Aotearoa's lush geography; the mossy hills from hikes in Mount Somers, water eroded rockfaces in and around the Catlins, the dry and sharp mountain geography of summer in Arthur’s Pass, and foamy and kelp filled waves at Sumner beach. Basically from everywhere I have the luxury of escaping to!

Mothmade Collaboration
For the duration of 2022 I teamed up with the incredible Emily Russell, now Mank Studio. Sharing knowledge and new techniques allowed both designers to flourish.


Jewellery Stockists:

Volta Space
Level 1, 130 Stuart Street, Dunedin

Bizzare Bazaar
100 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Uncommon Shop
11/3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch


Exhibitions:

More The Show
Clubhouse Creative
October 2022

Art For Palestine
The Heads Gallery
April 2024

 

Publications

Overcom Magazine
Issue 11
Febuary 2024

Curation

Art For Palestine
The Heads Gallery

  • Curated and run by me.
  • Exhibited 50+ Aotearoa artists.
  • Included my jewellery and prints.

April 2024


More info:
Sizing
Shipping
Custom Orders
Returns and Refunds


If you have any questions, concerns or compliments, you can email me at [email protected]

Lily X