Piece of Air­lie Beach close to your heart

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE -

AIR­LIE Beach gets un­der your skin, and lo­cal jeweller Sonja Schar­mann wanted to cre­ate some­thing spe­cial and mean­ing­ful to sym­bol­ise our town.

Ms Schar­mann said she has been asked many times by tourists if there were any items “typ­i­cal of Air­lie Beach” they could keep as a me­mento.

“I would al­ways have to an­swer ‘not re­ally!’” she said.

“I was in­spired to de­sign some­thing, and I thought of the Heart Reef logo so I con­tacted the de­signer to see if it would be OK, and she thought it would be lovely.”

For two months, Ms Schar­mann worked with her two ap­pren­tices Kloee and Lily. To­gether they cre­ated the Heart of the Reef range.

“It’s the same heart de­sign through­out the whole col­lec­tion,” she said.

“There’s neck­laces, rings, bracelets, ear­rings, and some of the pieces have lit­tle pearls and turquoise stones.”

Ms Schar­mann said $10 from each piece sold in the range will be do­nated to Eco Barge.

“I think they are do­ing a fan­tas­tic job – Libby is one of the few peo­ple who have con­sis­tently stayed true to what they be­lieve in.”

You can pur­chase the jew­ellery in-store, or you can con­tact Sonja via her Face­book page face­book. com/au­re­al­is­jew­ellery.

PHOTO: CON­TRIBUTED

HE-ART: Sonja Schar­mann with lo­cal ap­pren­tices Kloee Ken­dal and Lily Rogers out­side her shop, Aure­alis Cre­ative Jew­ellery De­sign.

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