People telling stories: Aboriginal design Pendant Drop
style Kathleen Buzzacott Collection (Relha Ntjarrala Yia Ilama) Story telling and the passing on of knowledge is a vital part of Aboriginal culture. The pendant frame is made from nickel-free pewter that is silver plated, oxidised, buffed and lacquered. The pendant includes an adjustable silicone rubber necklace that is cleverly size-adjustable, and comes in its own presentation gift box. Designed and made in Australia Diane of Allegria Designs first came across Kathleen Buzzacott's artwork whilst on holiday in Alice Springs. The textures and colours are ideally suited for inclusion in our jewellery. We are proud to be collaborating with her. Kathleen gets royalties from each item sold. Kathleen Buzzacott was born in Alice Springs where she has lived to raise her two boys with her husband, though in her early childhood, Kathleen moved to Queensland with her father, brother and sister. At the age of ten, Kathy and her siblings moved back to Central Australia to live with their mother in Hermannsberg. Her Language is of the group Western Aranda and her Tribal group derives from Pitjantatjara. Her motherâ€™s country spans across the borders of South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Kathleen is a hairdresser by trade, but also focuses on and is developing her skills as an artist. She began painting 16 years ago along with her sister Julie-Anne Paige who is a prominent artist in her own right. Kathleen paints bush tucker and childrens stories which reflect her own happy childhood growing up with her family out in the bush. Kathleens work is keenly sought after by the locals in her community, interstate and overseas.