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Anna Balasoglou

Anna Balasoglou

"Design and recycling are important to me as is my New Zealand-ness. I have explored Maori culture and now I'm drawn towards the white man in New Zealand hence my 'Trophy' work inspired by Stag Spooner, folk artist and hunter, who lived in the Wairarapa where I now live.

I am a passionate artist and am never fully satisfied. I tend to have several ranges going at once. Some I leave as they are and some of them keep growing, and in search of something new I am often led down a new road altogether.

At present I am interested in using semi-precious stones in precious and not-so-precious metals and plating them to make them new again."


Background:


Anna has thirty years experience creating contemporary jewellery and accessories. She has built a reputation based on her ability to transgress trends and create original, striking and versatile designs.  Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers as well as in commercials and television programmes such as 'Zena' and 'Hercules'. 

Anna Balasoglou claims an ancestry that goes back to Alexander the Great. Anna was born in Wellington, New Zealand and her immigrant parents were from Eastern Europe. Her lineage includes Turkish Greek, Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian and Romanian blood.


Piupiu Strand Necklace Jewellery
Piupiu Strand Necklace Jewellery

Piupiu Strand Necklace

Beautifully crafted beaten tubular necklace.  Inspired by the kauri tree trunk.Sterling silver and black chrome plated copper with synthetic cord.Dimensions: 3mm x 640mm (doubled)...

$495.00
Rata Flower Necklace Jewellery
Rata Flower Necklace Jewellery

Rata Flower Necklace

Rata Flower Necklace.  Red blooms powder-coated over copper.Dimensions: 15mm x 500mm...

$295.00
Piupiu Necklace Jewellery
Piupiu Necklace Jewellery

Piupiu Necklace

Beautifully crafted beaten tubular necklace inspired by the Maori piupiu. Sterling silver and black chrome plated copper with synthetic cord.Dimensions: 40mm x 410mm...

$400.00

Piupiu Necklace

$400.00

Small Short Tubular Necklace Jewellery
Small Short Tubular Necklace Jewellery

Small Short Gold Necklace

Beautifully handcrafted beaten tubular necklace.  Inspired by the kauri tree trunk.24ct gold-plated copper with synthetic cord.Dimensions: 5mm x 480mm...

$300.00
Silver and Gold Kauri Necklace - Medium Jewellery
Silver and Gold Kauri Necklace - Medium Jewellery

Silver and Gold Kauri Necklace - Medium

Beautifully crafted beaten tubular necklace.  Inspired by the kauri tree trunk.24ct gold and sterling silver plated copper with synthetic cord.Dimensions: 240mm x 20mm x 5mm...

$290.00
Silver and Gold Kauri Necklace - Long Jewellery
Silver and Gold Kauri Necklace - Long Jewellery

Silver and Gold Kauri Necklace - Long

Beautifully crafted beaten tubular necklace.  Inspired by the kauri tree trunk.24ct gold and sterling silver plated copper with synthetic cord.Dimensions: 410mm x 20mm x 5mm. ..

$470.00
Piupiu Earrings Jewellery
Piupiu Earrings Jewellery

Piupiu Earrings

These contemporary earrings are based on the traditional piupiu.Sterling silver and black chrome plated copper with synthetic cord.Dimensions: 80mm x 10mm x 3mm...

$295.00

Piupiu Earrings

$295.00

Pohutukawa Blossom Earrings Jewellery
Pohutukawa Blossom Earrings Jewellery

Pohutukawa Blossom Earrings

Sterling silver and garnet earrings.Dimensions: 25mm x 15mm...

$295.00
Beaten Gold Tube Necklace - Long  Jewellery
Beaten Gold Tube Necklace - Long  Jewellery

Kauri bead gold necklace - Long

Beautifully crafted beaten tubular necklace.  Inspired from the kauri tree truck.24ct Gold plated copper with synthetic cord. Dimensions: 840mm length x 5mm width. ..

$480.00
Starry Night Ring Jewellery
Starry Night Ring Jewellery

Starry Night Ring

Sterling silver and sapphire ring.This is in our Ponsonby store. ..

$595.00
Beaten Gold Tube Necklace  Jewellery
Beaten Gold Tube Necklace  Jewellery

Kauri Bead Gold Necklace

Beautifully crafted beaten tubular necklace.  Inspired from the kauri tree trunk.24ct Gold plated copper with synthetic cord.Dimensions: 470mm length x 8mm width. ..

$340.00