ethics & environment 


I personally hand craft each piece of jewellery in my Northcote studio. I work locally with gem setters, gem dealers and other jewellery trades people.

 I source gemstones from a small collection of trusted suppliers both locally and overseas. Countries with high levels of government regulation have the most ethically sourced gems. All diamonds purchased from overseas comply with the UN Kimberely Regulations which proves they are conflict free. I regularly work with heirloom gemstones which are recycled into new pieces for my clients. I often sell old gold on my clients behalf to be refined and recycled.

All of my pieces are made via the lost wax casting process which means there is minimal material wastage. Lost wax casting uses a combination of new and recycled materials including silver and gold. The gold is sourced from two Australian refineries who ulilise a mixture of new and old gold of Australian and international origin. I don’t use any dangerous or toxic chemicals in my studio. My business uses 100% green electricity. My superannuation is invested with Australian Ethical Super.

I am a sole trader and my small business makes monthly donations (which equates to about 5% of overall profits) to the Australian Conservation Foundation who protect the environment, the World Wildlife Fund Australia who help protect endangered species and habitats and to the Australian Red Cross who provide humanitarian aid.

To view my custom jewellery and latest works please click on the link to instagram at the bottom of this page.


Specialising in bespoke jewellery 

handmade in Melbourne.

2007 – 08
Advanced Diploma, Engineering Technology, Jewellery,
Melbourne Polytechnic, Fairfield, Australia
1996 – 99
Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design, (Honours)
RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
1993 – 95
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art - Sculpture,
RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

education
bio
Between 1993 -1999 Tessa Blazey completed Bachelors of Fine Art (Sculpture) and Interior Design (Hons) at RMIT University, and in 2008 completed an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Jewellery) at Melbourne Polytechnic. Tessa won awards in 1999 and 2008 from both institutions, and has lectured in Interior Design at RMIT since 2002. Tessa has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and is the recipient of two arts grants from the Australia Council for the Arts; Tessa has work in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Australia. 

Tessa Blazey
awards & grants
2016

Arts Projects Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2011

ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2008
 Best Design Award (Melbourne Polytechnic), Studio Ingot, Melbourne, Australia
1999 
Design Award (RMIT), Carr Design, Melbourne, Australia

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