About the Artist


JB Collections is a designer jewellery business situated in Rotorua, New Zealand. Owned by jewellery artist/designer  Jayne Baume, this boutique business hand crafts unique, beautiful, and contemporary jewellery in 99.9% pure silver  for both men and women.  Designs can be tailored to suit individual tastes, creating bespoke pieces as individual as the person wearing them!

Jayne is an experienced, senior, art clay silver instructor with a passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge. Workshops are run in Rotorua and around New Zealand.  Jayne will travel throughout the North Island to run workshops for groups and 1:1 tuition is available for people who would like a more personal learning experience

In Rotorua Jayne works out of a beautiful studio in the tranquil setting or Paradise Valley. Here she not only teaches pure silver jewellery with silver clay  but also creates jewellery and home-wares in Glass, Ceramics and mosaics.  Her work in other mediums can be viewed and purchase via facebook www.facebook.com/jbcollections. This busy little studio is happy to receive visitors by appointment and runs frequent  workshops for adults , children and other community groups in all mediums.


About the designer

Born in England on the Wirral Peninsula, Jayne moved to New Zealand with her kiwi husband and children in 2009.  She now lives in Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty.

Jayne spent many years creating wedding cakes and making beautiful flowers and models in icing.  When it came to her own wedding Jayne decided  to make her own cake, and also the jewellery for herself and her bridesmaids.  While browsing through jewellery magazines she came across Art Clay Silver.  Combining Jayne’s skills in cake decorating with her new passion for jewellery design Jayne was instantly hooked.  Jayne has gone on to not only design her own collections but also to become a qualified senior Art Clay Silver instructor. Jayne later took up working with glass and ceramics in an attempt to increase the variety of workshops available to the public.

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Stage 1

Firstly the clay is moulded and shaped into the design; this involves cutting stamping shaping and joining individual pieces together.
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Stage 2

Once created, the piece is dried and it will set like plaster. It is then sanded with varying grades of sandpaper to produce a smooth finish before firing.
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Stage 3

Thirdly the piece is then fired. This burns off the organic binder and sinters the silver particles leaving a 99.9% pure silver piece.
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Stage 4

Lastly the piece is then polished to the desired level of shine with different grades of sandpaper and ready for sale.

About the Jewellery

Jayne designs, handcrafts and finishes every piece personally with pride to meet the highest standards.  Her jewellery is created with passion and each piece reflects this.  Due to its handmade nature no two pieces are exactly the same – each piece will have its own unique character. New pieces will often be made up for an order so pieces may vary slightly from the  pictures on the website.

Jayne is happy to take on commissions and design unique pieces which reflect peoples personality and ideas  Please get in contact to discuss any ideas you have she will be more than happy to help


The Silver collections

Jayne collections include everything from rings to brooches and she not afraid to take on the more unusual and challenging commissions.  Her designs are unique and are in a diverse range of styles. Inspired by geometrical shapes and clean lines, Jayne enjoys producing elegant, sleek, stylish, and contemporary pieces which are timeless. However, In contrast, due to silver clay’s unique properties it encourages the production of  wonderfully textured and  interesting organic jewellery which reflects the nature and the environment in which Jayne lives and works. Jayne has been fascinated with miniatures since a child and you will see this reflected in her whimsical three D designed pieces such as her miniature houses. These pieces are small and delicate enough to be worn as small pieces of wearable art but have great hand rolled detail making them unlike any other jewellery you will find. Such pieces have become Jayne signature range  seen by many as  collectibles they push the limits of her imagination and attract a great deal off attention when by the owners

Although many of JB collection customers are female, Jayne does produces jewellery for men. She enjoys the challenge of creating for men and enjoys the clean lines and geometry which is often sort. Please contact us to discuss any design ideas

On request Jayne’s can produce  keepsake jewellery in which she can capture your loved ones handprints, footprints,pawprints, fingerprint or artwork. With the exception of fingerprint jewellery this can be done remotely by mail or email.   Jayne can also turn company logos into a unique piece of corporate jewellery ideal for uniforms or loyal employees