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- Beauty By Nature - 

Melanie C. , owner and founder of Secret Fern creations showing her creations

Secret Fern NZ is the brainchild of Melanie, inspired by nature's shapes and her roots by the Mediterranean sea.  
Her jewellery is handmade from her home studio in the Bay of Plenty.
A trip back to to her hometown in Provence (France) inspired her to start creating jewellery again. 
At the end of 2019, the seed of Secret Fern was planted - but not on paper yet.
Months of research later, she started with her line of dainty semi-precious bracelets aiming at creating versatile and high quality gemstones bracelets at an affordable price. ​
Being an active woman and nature lover, a Qi Gong instructor and Reiki practitioner, she wanted to create lightweight delicate jewellery that she could wear all day (and night long) with a reminiscence of her roots in Provence. 
Secret Fern also encompasses other creations such as hand-painted polymer clay and mixed media earrings.
In her quest for natural and eco fibre, Melanie started to bring to New Zealand the Mediterranean craftsmanship of vegetal leather cork handbags that support the ecological diversity of the Montado in Portugal. 
Buying Secret Fern also means supporting a small New Zealand creative business with all of their packaging being either recycled or compostable. ​