Bling fit for a hobbit

JIM CHIPP
Last updated 15:36 21/11/2012
Hobbit market
JIM CHIPP

Jeweller Steph Lusted has been working on a piece for the Hobbit Artisan Market.

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Bling fit for hobbits, dwarves and elves will be for sale at the Hobbit Artisan Market in Waitangi park from this weekend.

The market will feature the work of many artisans who worked on the films.

Jeweller Steph Lusted has been working on a piece for the Hobbit Artisan Market, which takes place in Waitangi Park this week.

As well as Ms Lusted, who did mainly metalwork in the props department, the market will feature a knifesmith, a bronze sculptor, a bone carver, a leather worker, a ceramic artist and many others.

Ms Lusted studied fine art in New Zealand before travelling to Pforzheim in Germany for specialised training.

Since working on The Hobbit she has returned to her own jewellery-making practice, and her new collection is One Dark Night.

 ''I've been inspired by creatures of the night, bats and owls, and I'm bringing in hand-carved mother of pearl shell for the collection.''

The Hobbit Artisan Market will run at Waitangi Park from noon-6pm Saturday, November 24 until the premiere on Wednesday, November 28.

The three Lord Of The Rings films will play on a big screen from 6-9pm each night.

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