Illka Designs aspires to make unique and affordable jewellery using quality metals. With a love for precious metals and colourful beads, there is a colour, shape or form to suit every mood.
Kavita, the designer and maker behind Illka Designs resides in Melbourne, carefully creating each piece by hand in her home studio with her trusted assistant; Loki the husky.
Pieces range from completely hand-formed to hand-woven to hand-assembled. Any assembled parts (i.e. chains, hoops, jump rings) are sourced with local and sustainable metals as a priority.
Kavita tends to begin with geometric shapes in mind, and renders them into curvier, softer shapes. At times leaving fingerprints and other artistic marks, she likes the idea that the jewellery has its own story and imperfections.
Finding unique ways to display the jewellery online has also unearthed a new hobby in digital collage. Always exploring new materials, techniques and styles her jewellery is her own way to explore the world and its interconnectedness.