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The Maker

I am a self-employed graphic designer living on the beautiful Central Coast, in NSW, North of Sydney.

As a creative artist, I have worked with embroidery, weaving, and other fibre art for years. In 2017, as part of my quest for texture, I started incorporating polymer clay into my fibre art pieces. This evolved into incorporating fibre into my polymer clay pieces! Small wall hangings morphed into wearable pendants, then came earrings and other jewellery-related objects. The progression was very organic.

I consider my jewellery collections to be small-scaled, one-off pieces of wearable art. The fact that each piece is unduplicated and unique is really important to me. Each pendant, earring or bowl is a limited edition - collectable and precious, completely individual piece, and the polar opposite of the mass produced fashion jewellery flooding the market. It is important to me that my pieces be instantly recognisable as a "Heidi Helyard" piece.

For me, it’s all about colour and texture! The beauty of polymer clay is that it presents me so much opportunity to explore endless colour combinations, patterns and textures.

Please come and follow me on Instagram. It is where I am the most active; I love sharing my processes, my materials, behind the scenes photos and videos, and special previews directly with my followers. You can also find me on Facebook.