When Toni Sanderson was a young girl, she would go sit by an indigenous elder who lived nearby. He called her Dreaming Girl – at the time she thought he knew she was a big daydreamer. Friends and family often said she was off with the fairies.
Toni grew up with a deep love and respect for the rainforest and fauna. She especially loves the tiny botanical wonders that are es
sential to keeping the delicate balance the forest need to survive. She grows and hand preserve all the mosses, fungi and flowers used in her work, from her own little rainforest and cottage garden. Lichens are sometimes gathered on her walks in the forest and bushland.
Her botanical jewellery reminds us of our connection with the natural world.