Exploring the human spirit, Akiko’s jewellery takes recognisable items from our daily life, recreating them in precious materials in playful ways. Often interactive or forming a visual pun these miniature wonders delight and also help us question what they mean to us. Akiko says; “I expect that humor and wit in my work would connect me to the person wearing my piece, as well as to people seeing the piece.”

From boobs to bombs, cigarettes to self medication these objects are part of our culture and have their own meaning to us in a modern language similar to how traditional jewellery motifs would have been in the past.