The Nelson Collection
“You don’t know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice” Bob Marley.
This sentiment is what bought artist Danielle Weber and jeweller Alex Tempany together to translate Danielle’s artwork into a Limited Edition Collection of jewelry.
The mural was originally commissioned by someone who had lost her sister and niece in consecutive years. ‘Nelson’ was a commemoration for these women who were so gallant and strong in their battles, and lives on in St Leonards, Victoria
Alex was blown away after seeing the artwork online, and not long afterwards, in the midst of a 2021 Melbourne Lockdown, an idea came to her to bring this piece to life via jewelry.
“Danielle and I originally connected over her epic depiction of Aussie heroes during the bushfires - I was stuck on Lonsdale St in Melbourne’s CBD in a cab. It was 35 degrees, I was heavily pregnant and feeling sorry for myself, when this fresh mural gave me the most inspirational reality check I could have asked for.
So when the idea of Nelson came to me, I reached out to Danielle and she shared with me the story of the artwork. Upon hearing this tale, my arms were tingling and my passion for this project amplified. Our ambition of The Nelson Collection is to spread this strength and bravery further, of course starting with Nelson’s owner, who’s wearing the set in Sterling Silver.”Every piece is made from scratch here in Melbourne, engraved and handcrafted from pure Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver by Alex and her team.