- Bachelor of Visual Arts
- Accomplished & Exhibited Artist
- Jewellery Designer
Kylie’s introduction into the family business began when husband Jay joined the jewellery industry, and his father, in 1993. It was here that she instantly fell in love with the bespoke jewellery process, and the concept that each piece of custom jewellery holds a unique story.
For years she’s been captivated by the process of designing and crafting all manner of beautiful pieces. It’s this passion and eye-for-detail that has seen her earn numerous academic and professional accolades, along with glowing praise from clients.
With a background and formal training in Visual Arts – creativity and an artist’s eye underpin every facet of Kylie’s life, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge of international trends, styling, and history of jewellery.
Her eye for detail and appreciation of the aesthetics is reflected in every creation. Training in the Visual Arts, majoring in 3D Studio Studies under the guidance of renowned ceramic sculptor and published photographer Martin Willis, Kylie learnt the importance of form and design integrity. Showcasing and developing mixed media including clay, metal, and wood.
Drawing on her love and respect for nature and balance for inspiration: a seed pod, a curled leaf, the beautiful symmetry, and pattern found in flowers and ocean forms – time is taken to discover the unfolding world.
These elements combined with colour, texture and light influence the design process and aesthetics of each handcrafted piece Kylie has designed in Bartlett Master Jewellers’ collection.
As a reflection of her modern, elegant, and timeless style, Kylie’s jewellery designs are classical with a modern edge. Inspired by her love of colour, she particularly enjoys incorporating vibrant gemstones and coloured diamonds to her designs.
Often the most treasured moments are spent creatively sketching… moments captured in graphite, charcoal and ink resulting in new forms born out of everyday materials – all of which turn up as collection sketches for Jay and Kim to handcraft and bring to life.