I dedicate this jewellery work to my dad, Yoel Edelshtein, who taught me the value of life!

My name is Zohar Edelshtein Budde. I was born, raised and educated in Israel. I have 2 academic degrees, a Bsc in Biochemistry and Food science and Msc in Environmental Microbiology. My most desired subjects were molecular biology and virology. I have found the mechanisms of nature to be most wondrous in their precision and sophistication. The mind blowing connection presented between microbes, unit cells and chemical molecules, was my first impression, there must be something greater, then we can perceive.

Once I was done with my studies, I went traveling in India, where I received the distinct feeling I must go through a profound change. Little did I know, I was embarking on a life long journey that has transformed me as a human being.

In India, I discovered the satellites of life and meditations, as well as other practices, made hidden talents emerge.

From India, I moved on to Australia, where I have met my life partner 3 days after I have landed!

The challenging part of my journey, began once giving birth. Each birth brought a special gift. When my daughter was born a special light, has entered my life and when my son was born, art became a passion and a way of life. I have birthed myself a new through a deep cleansing process that has changed me forever.

In my art practice, I initially worked on canvases with Hebrew scriptures, wires and paint. Expressing my ever evolving internal states, unaware at the time to the process at hand. Bit by Bit, what felt like, each molecule at a time, was infused with mercy. Each past painful experience held in a soft embrace, where by a rewiring of my brain and nerve system occurred and a new reality started to form.

One day, I have asked to be guided into bringing my talents into the world. The very next morning, I made my first necklace out of wires I have unravelled from a huge canvas I was working on. That was indeed the beginning of my jewellery work and the practice of rewiring of consciousness. 6 months later, I would wake up one morning to the memory it was my childhood dream to become a jeweller!

I feel most fortunate to have gone through this transformation. As tantalising as it has been, I emerged as a connected being.

In my creations, I offer you insights into to my soul. With that you become a part of my world.

You are like a gem, strong and precious two!