Jen Banks has a passion for jewellery, but it wasn't until 2002 that she discovered the thrill of working with precious metal. It became a passion to create stunning, wearable impressions of the world around her. Inspiration surrounded her and anything from a mossy branch to a window frame inspired creativity.

Re-cycling and up-cycling is very important to Jen who sources raw metal from an Australian firm who manufacture solely from recycled metals on new machinery. This uses significantly less chemicals and water - which itself is recycled and none reaches the waterways. Being part of the jewellery and metal collective Hammer and Hand allows her to work closely with others who share her work and life ethics.

A style that could be described as 'Natural-Industry' or 'Industrial-Nature' evolved fairly quickly, the two still alternating for the lead in her focus today. The jewellery technique 'piercing' is one that plays a major part in the creation of many of Jen's pieces. For Jen, the joy of creating jewellery is only surpassed by the absolute thrill of someone liking her work so much that they want it for themselves.